Guide to Child Pornography Law

Understand what constitutes child pornography, whether sexting is considered child pornography, crimes associated with child pornography and potential sentences for child pornography convictions. Learn what your rights are when being investigated for a crime of this nature, sex offender registration requirements and how and when to involve a criminal defense lawyer.

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  • ContentUnderstanding Child Pornography Crimes

    Learn about what constitutes child pornography, how child pornography crimes are charged, when federal crimes are implicated, the characters involved in child pornography and ways that states handle allegations of child pornography.

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  • ContentChild Pornography Sentencing

    Understand the potential sentences that can result from a guilty plea or a conviction by a jury. Learn about the plea bargain process and the advantages and disadvantages of it. Understand the availability of penalties other than jail time.

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  • ContentRegistration for Sex Offenders

    Learn about sex offender registrations, when it is necessary to be added to the sex offender registration, how to register and the consequences of failing to register. Also, learn about the repercussions of registering and ways to avoid having to register as a sex offender.

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  • ContentChild Pornography Defendants’ Rights

    Learn about the rights that criminal defendants have during investigation and after. Understand what to do and not to do if arrested for suspicion of violating child pornography laws. Learn about Miranda rights and unconstitutional searches to determine if your rights may have been violated.

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  • ContentChild Pornography and Federal Crimes

    Child pornography is a form of child sexual exploitation. Federal law defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (persons less than 18 years old). Images of child pornography are also referred to as child sexual abuse images.

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  • ContentSexting and the Law

    Learn about what sexting is, its link to teens and child pornography, the potential legal consequences of sexting and laws that surround this act.

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  • ContentTeens and Child Pornography

    When a teen engages in child pornography, he or she may face a juvenile criminal court or other consequences depending on the nature of the crime.

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  • ContentChild Pornography State Laws

    Most states necessitate registration as a requirement when conviction occurs for these crimes. When a convicted individual fails to register in the area he or she moves to, severe penalties may incur.

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  • ContentChild Pornography - How a Lawyer Can Help

    By using the information the client gives about the charges, the criminal defense lawyer may create and implement a viable argument that is strong and legitimate in the courtroom. By utilizing the details, he or she may refute the charges and inform the judge or jury panel of the situation appropriately.

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