Child Pornography Attorney – California Penal Code 311 PC
Are You Seeking to Hire a Child Pornography Attorney?
For over 30 years, the child pornography attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have defended clients accused of child pornography charges, such as creation, distribution, or possession of child pornography under California Penal Code 311 PC. Being accused of violating California child pornography laws is a very serious matter that you should not take lightly. You should speak to an experienced child pornography attorney to guide you through this difficult process.
A child pornography conviction in California can change your life completely. Upon conviction, you face up to six years in state prison, and a $2,500 fine. What’s more, you will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of your life, placing you in the same category as those convicted of child molestation or rape.
Read below for more information on the child pornography laws or simply pick up the phone and call (877) 466-5245 for free, immediate advice from an expert California child pornography lawyer.
Why Hire Wallin & Klarich?
The success of our child pornography defense firm has helped us achieve the highest of merits, including a 5 out of 5 AV rating on Lawyers.com, a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO.com, and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
For over 30 years, the California child pornography lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have helped many people like you get the best possible results in their case. Here are just a few testimonials provided by some of our previous clients who wanted to share their stories:
“I was devastated when police served a search warrant at my home and seized my computers and arrested me for a felony sex crime. I found the law offices of Wallin & Klarich on the internet and immediately made an appointment to meet with my attorney. My attorney listened to my side of the story and I was convinced I hired the right firm after meeting with him. When the case got to court, the District Attorney’s offer was to plead guilty to a felony, serve 1 year in county jail and to register as a sex offender. My attorney was persistent in his negotiations with the DA and was able to convince them to drop my case to a misdemeanor with no jail time and no registration. I was overjoyed with the result and I want to sincerely thank Wallin & Klarich for all of their time and effort on my case.”
– E. B.
“Stephen Klarich was successful in obtaining an internet exclusion for me (the removal of my picture and personal information from the sex offender website). My name and face was plastered all over the internet for everyone to see causing great havoc in my life I was asked to leave jobs, stores, restaurants, etc. with the threat of the police being called or great bodily harm. A lot of fly by night organizations contacted me and offered this service. I was so relieved to know that I had the best law firm with the most experience and the greatest reputation of Wallin and Klarich to help me in this matter. Now no one will ever see it again and I can proudly say to any one that had seen it previously that I am no longer on it. I can not express my thanks enough to Stephen D. Klarich.”
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You can place your trust in Wallin & Klarich. Our knowledgeable California child pornography lawyers are committed to defending your rights and your freedom. Call us today for immediate help on your child pornography case.
For more information on child pornography laws, read below or simply pick up the phone and speak to one of our skilled child pornography defense attorneys today.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free telephone consultation.
Prosecution of Child Pornography Charges in California
California Penal Code 311 PC prohibits the knowing distribution, possession, production, publication, duplication, sale or printing of child pornography in any form. You can be charged with different types of child pornography offenses under California Penal Code 311 PC, but every child pornography offense requires that the prosecution prove:
- You knowingly committed the act; AND
- When you acted, you knew that the matter showed a person under 18 years of age who was participating in or simulating sexual conduct.
One offense you can be charged with is possession of child pornography. In order for the prosecution to convict you of possession of child pornography, you must knowingly possess or control any matter that shows a person under the age of 18 engaging in sexual conduct or simulating sexual conduct.
If you think you are being investigated or have already been charged with a child pornography offense, then you need the help of an experienced Southern California child pornography defense attorney who will aggressively defend your rights.
Child Pornography Sting Operations over the Internet
As the primary place where people search for, purchase, and obtain child pornography, the internet has become a new place for law enforcement to conduct sting operations in order to arrest and prevent the exchange of child pornography. Law enforcement agents have several methods they use to conduct sting operations, including:
- Posing as a purchaser of child pornography to expose distributors;
- Using decoy child pornography sites to capture people attempting to purchase child pornography; or
- Posing as a minor in internet chat rooms.
If you were tricked by a law enforcement child pornography sting operation and are now facing criminal charges, you should contact a Southern California child pornography defense attorney immediately to discuss your case.
Child Pornography Attorney Defenses
Due to the serious consequences that can result from being convicted of a child pornography offense, it is important that you contact a Southern California child pornography defense attorney to discuss the defenses available to you in your case. For example, if you were not aware that the person in the pornographic materials was under the age of 18, then you have a legal defense available to help your case and our attorneys can help you explain your side of the story. Other defenses to child pornography charges include:
- You were not aware that the material was obscene;
- You were not actually in possession of the child pornography;
- You were using the pornographic material for a scientific or educational purpose;
- You were entrapped by law enforcement.
Do not let the threat of a pending or current child pornography charge ruin your life. An experienced Southern California child pornography defense attorney can help you identify the unique facts in your case, and then use them to help defend your rights.
Sentencing & Punishment for Child Pornography Convictions
If you are convicted of a child pornography offense, the sentence that you face depends on the exact offense you are charged with. (CPC 311-311.11). If you have previously been convicted of a child pornography crime your sentence may be increased.
For example, possession of child pornography under California Penal Code section 311.11 is a felony. If you are convicted under California Penal Code section 311.11 you face imprisonment in the state prison, or county jail, for up to one year, a fine not exceeding $2,500, or both. If you are convicted for a second time for possession of child pornography under California Penal Code section 311.11, the sentence increases and you face two, four or six years in the state prison.
The sentences imposed for child pornography offenses are not only severe, but also depend on the specific details of each case. An experienced defense attorney can explain to you the possible sentence you face based on the circumstances of your case and can help defend you against child pornography charges.
Frequently Asked Questions about Child Pornography Charges
In order to assist you with a better understanding the seriousness of a child pornography charge, our child pornography defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have provided answers to some frequently asked questions in our FAQ section. There you can find answers to questions like:
(1) I accidentally clicked a pop-up that led me to a child pornography website and now I’m being investigated, what can I do?
(2) What if I thought the individuals in the pornographic material were adults?
(3) Can my child be charged with possessing child pornography for “sexting?”
How can I get help?
Child pornography offense charges are very serious matters that require the help of an experienced attorney to help you win your case. The attorneys at the law offices of Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience defending the rights of criminal defendants in child pornography cases. Our staff of attorneys are ready and willing to assist you from the moment you call our office.
With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, San Diego, Torrance and Sherman Oaks., there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich criminal defense available near you no matter where you work or live.
Please call us at (877) 4-NO-JAIL (877-466-5245) today to schedule a free phone consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
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