Crimes charged at the federal level generally carry harsh penalties, as many have mandatory minimum jail terms and maximum prison sentences. Federal prosecutors take sex crimes involving children very seriously.

This is why it is advisable to consult with a Lincoln federal child pornography lawyer if you are facing child porn charges. A federal criminal defense attorney at Berry Law can offer you the legal firepower you need to refute the charges. Let a member of our legal team guide you through the next stages of your case and provide a defense strategy against the prosecution’s allegations.

What Constitutes a Federal Child Pornography Charge?

Federal law prohibits the manufacturing and distribution of any visual depiction or pornographic material involving a minor. Specifically, 18 United States Code §2252 outlines the various offenses and penalties attached to federal child pornography charges. A person can be charged for deliberately making, receiving, producing, or distributing child pornography. Under this statute, child pornography refers to a “visual depiction” of a person under the legal age participating in sexual behavior.

It is important to note that possession or distribution of child pornography can be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels. In some cases, you can even be charged with both. However, a federal child pornography offense typically involves the conveyance of pornographic materials across state or national borders. Cases which allege that the production or distribution of child pornography occurred on land owned by the US government can also lead to federal charges.

Fighting Federal Child Pornography Charges in Lincoln

A conviction at the federal level for child pornography could mean jail time and other serious consequences. As such, it is important to build the most thorough and detailed defense possible to combat your charges. The most effective defenses will depend on the details of your case and whether you were accused of possessing, making, and/or distributing explicit material. Fortunately, one of our attorneys can review your federal child pornography charges and determine the best strategy for your case.

One of the key factors in a conviction for a federal child pornography charge is that the accused individual deliberately or consciously possessed, made, or disbursed child pornography. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to establish that you were unaware of the material’s harmful nature.

A local lawyer can also explore any reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case against you. Likewise, if you have been mistaken for the actual perpetrator, or you were illegally deceived into viewing the explicit material in question, we may be able to combat your charges.

Consequences of a Conviction

The consequences of a federal child pornography conviction can be severe and long-lasting. Any prior convictions for possessing, distributing, receiving, or conveying child pornography will lead to enhanced penalties. Additionally, a person convicted of this offense may also need to register with the national sex offender registry.

For this reason, convicted sex offenders may find it difficult to secure employment or obtain housing. If you’ve been charged with a federal child pornography offense, seek legal help from a Lincoln attorney immediately

Schedule a Consultation with a Lincoln Federal Child Pornography Attorney

If you have been charged under federal statutes for a crime involving child pornography, now is the time to seek dedicated legal representation. A Lincoln federal child pornography lawyer at our firm can help you understand the legal context and ramifications of these charges and formulate a defense. Reach out to Berry Law today to book a confidential consultation.

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