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What Is Considered Child Pornography in California?

In California, child pornography is defined as any representation of a minor engaging in sexual conduct. This can include images, videos, and texts.

Any depiction of a minor engaging in sexual conduct is considered child pornography. The law does not require that the image be entirely sexually explicit or that proof that the subject was sexually abused exist.

The term "minor" means anyone under 18 years old.

It must be noted that if one of the participants is 17 years old, it is not regarded as child pornography if the parties involved are engaged, legally married or emancipated.

The lawyers at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP are experienced in defending clients against charges of child pornography. We will work hard to protect your rights and defend you against any allegations made by the prosecution. We will do everything possible to help you avoid being convicted of this serious crime.

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Types of Child Pornography

The first type is called "production," which means that an individual created the content. This can be done through a variety of methods, including:

  • Using a computer to create or alter images or videos;
  • Buying materials (such as cameras or printers) that can be used to create pornographic content; or
  • Recording sexual acts between children.

Another type of child pornography under the California law is possession. Possession occurs when an individual knowingly possesses pornographic content involving children that was created by another person.

The last type is distribution. This refers to sharing images or videos depicting minors engaging in sexual acts with others via email, text message, social media platforms like Instagram or Snapchat, posting them on websites like Tumblr, or sending them through email attachments.

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Penalties for Distribution of Child Pornography

The majority of child pornography offenses are either felonies or wobblers, which means that either a misdemeanor or a felony can be brought against the accused. It's critical to realize that a conviction entails registration as a sex offender.

Possession of child pornography is either a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of no more than $2,500, or a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

Production or distribution of child pornography carries with it either a misdemeanor, which has a possible one-year jail term and a fine of up to $2,000, or a felony, which brings a maximum six-year prison term and a fine of up to $100,000.

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Have Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP on Your Side

Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP represents clients in all types of criminal cases, including those involving the distribution of child pornography.

Child pornography is a serious crime and the penalties can be severe, including fines and jail time. If you have been charged with distributing child pornography, it is important that you contact an Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney as soon as possible.

The attorneys at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP are available to help you understand the charges against you and your options for defending yourself against these charges.

If you are facing charges for distributing child pornography, please call us today at (213) 688-0460.

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