Child Pornography Crimes Lawyer

Defense From An Experienced Ventura Sex Crimes Lawyer

  • In California, it is a criminal offense to do the following with child pornography:
  • possess
  • distribute
  • produce
  • advertise
  • develop
  • duplicate
  • print
  • exchange

Such crimes are extremely serious and may result in state charges, federal charges, or both. If you have been charged with any offense related to child pornography, you need to retain the services of a skilled criminal defense attorney to handle your case.

Contact the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch to receive legal aid backed
by more than a decade of experience.


The Benefits Of Working With Attorney Welch

Our Ventura sex crimes attorney has a reputation for aggressive legal service—an approach that has led to hundreds of case dismissals and numerous not-guilty verdicts. Additionally, Attorney Welch has a Rating of 9.5 on Avvo. When you hire our firm, you can expect unyielding defense as our legal team works to secure a positive outcome against some of the toughest charges.

Consequences for Child Pornography Crimes

Any time a person downloads content containing child pornography, they are at risk for intense legal punishment. Both state and federal law enforcement actively use sting operations to catch offenders. In such instances, merely downloading a child pornography file can lead to a conviction.

  • Penalties for owning or distributing child pornography include:
  • Lifetime sex offender registration
  • Fines totaling thousands of dollars
  • Extensive time in prison
  • Increased penalties for multiple offenses

These punishments may also be received for possessing images of anyone under 18 years of age. Being younger than 18 is not a defense to possessing child pornography. A teenager who possesses sexually explicit images of his or her boyfriend or girlfriend may be guilty of a child pornography offense.

We can defend you!

Fortunately, there are many valid defenses to child pornography allegations. Many people download child pornography without realizing that the content involves a minor. Sometimes, law enforcement officials overstep their boundaries and either violate search and seizure Constitutional protections or engage in entrapment. In other cases, pornographic material actually belongs to a third party and the defendant has been mistakenly accused.

This serious crime requires top representation. Depending on your situation, our firm may be able to apply a number of different defenses to ensure that your rights and freedoms are protected. The sooner you retain counsel from the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, the better.

Contact our Ventura sex crimes attorney to get your free consultation.