UConn Child Pornography Lawyer
If you were recently accused of possessing, promoting, or producing child porn, you should speak with a qualified UConn child pornography lawyer to discuss your case and the next steps in the legal process.
Types of Child Porn Possession Offenses
The Connecticut penal code splits child pornography possession offenses into three categories based on the amount and/or type of illicit material a defendant allegedly possessed. All forms of child pornography possession are considered felony offenses, punishable by up to 20 years in prison as well as substantial monetary fines.
Child pornography in the third degree, under Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) §53a-196f, involves someone knowingly having control of one to 20 images displaying a single sexually explicit act being performed by someone under 18. Child pornography in the second degree, according to C.G.S. §53a-196e, involves between 20 and 50 illicit images or any series of continuous images with more than 20 frames. Finally, according to C.G.S. §53a-196d, first-degree child pornography possession occurs when an adult knowingly has control of any of the following:
- 50+ individual depictions of child pornography;
- Any depiction of child pornography that shows a child suffering or being threatened with serious physical injury;
- Any series of images showing sexually explicit conduct involving two or more children;
- Any series of images showing a child engaging in more than one sexually explicit act; or
- Any video or film showing a single sexually explicit act involving a child.
A UConn attorney can explain the differences between these child pornography offenses in more specific detail during a private meeting.
Promotion and Production of Child Pornography at UConn
C.G.S. §53a-196b makes it a class B felony for anyone to promote either a live obscene performance involving a child or any material depicting such a performance.
Those who employ a minor in an obscene performance, which can entail either directly employing a minor in such a performance or, as a child’s parent or legal guardian, knowingly allowing them to participate in such a performance, is the most serious child pornography offense defined in the Connecticut penal code. Individuals who commit this child pornography offense may be prosecuted for a class A felony offense under C.G.S. §53a-196a, which could result in a mandatory minimum 10-year prison. A lawyer can help someone at UConn prepare a defense if they have been accused of either of these forms of child pornography.
Reach out to a UConn Child Pornography Attorney
Both the general public and law enforcement authorities take child pornography offenses seriously; even an accusation alone could have life-altering repercussions. Because of this, having dedicated legal representation by your side is essential to preserving both your legal rights and your personal interests.
Working with a UConn child pornography lawyer begins with an initial consultation in a completely confidential setting. To learn more, check-out our 300+ certified client reviews on Avvo.com and call today to schedule your consult.