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    Fairfield Child Pornography Lawyer

    Few types of alleged offenses have more serious potential consequences in both criminal and personal contexts than those involving child pornography.

    However, you still have important rights at every stage of this kind of case. A qualified Fairfield child pornography lawyer could represent your best interests and advocate on your behalf from start to finish of your criminal proceedings, working tirelessly to secure a favorable final outcome.

    How Does State Law Define Child Pornography?

    Under Connecticut General Statutes §53a-193(13), “child pornography” is any visual material, including physical photos, videotapes, electronic pictures, or computer-generated images that depict a child under 16 engaging in “sexually explicit conduct.” It’s the trier of fact’s job in a child pornography trial to determine whether the individual depicted in an alleged instance of child pornography is in fact under the age of 16, as a Fairfield child pornography attorney could explain in further detail.

    C.G.S. §53a-193(14) defines “sexually explicit conduct” to include not only penetrative sexual intercourse, but also any form of oral or anal intercourse, physical contact with or “lascivious exhibition” of the genitals or intimate areas, masturbation, or abuse of a masochistic or sadistic nature. Additionally, C.G.S. §53a-193(15) states that undeveloped film and encrypted data that is convertible into a visual image qualify as “visual depictions” for the purposes of this nature.

    What Are The Penalties For Child Pornography Offenses?

    C.G.S. §§53a-196d through 53a-196f define three degrees of child pornography possession that a person in Fairfield may face charges under, differentiated by the amount of and/or nature of illicit material allegedly possessed. The least severe of these offenses is possessing child pornography in the third defense, a class D felony that could lead to a five-year prison sentence plus a $5,000 fine. The second- and first-degree variants of this crime are respectively class C and class B felonies, punishable by ranges of one to ten or one to 20 years of imprisonment and fines of $10,000 or $15,000.

    The act of importing child pornography into the state of Connecticut from outside state borders is a class B felony under C.G.S. §53a-196c, as is promoting an obscene performance involving a minor under C.G.S. §53a-196b. Finally, employing a minor to participate in a recorded or live obscene performance is a class A felony, punishable under C.G.S. §53a-196a by a minimum of ten years in prison that cannot be suspended and a maximum sentence of 25 years, plus $20,000 at most in fines. An experienced child pornography lawyer in Fairfield could help build a case defense against charges filed under any of these statutes.

    Seek Help from a Fairfield Child Pornography Attorney

    It is possible to effectively contest child pornography allegations with assistance from a Fairfield child pornography lawyer. On Avvo.com you can read hundreds of reviews from past clients who have rated us 5-stars. Call today to discuss your options.