Vista Child Pornography Lawyer:
Internet Sex Crimes
If you have been arrested or believe you might be under investigation for child pornography or any other internet sex offense, I can help you. I am Vista child porn attorney Peter M. Liss, and I have tried over 100 criminal jury trials and personally defended many people who have been arrested in Vista and charged with crimes including internet sex offenses, such as attempting to meet a minor for sex, online child molestation, pimping, harassment by sending obscene or threatening email, solicitation for prostitution, sending harmful material with the intent of seducing a minor or child pornography possession, distribution or production.
I can also help you if you are facing a potential “third strike” under the three-strikes law or lifetime registration as a sex offender under the modified sex offender registry law that takes effect in 2021. If you need a skilled, experienced Vista child pornography lawyer with a track record of success, please call me at (760) 643-4050 for a free consultation. You will receive top quality representation for a reasonable fee.
Child Porn Charges in San Diego
In California, the law only makes nude images or videos of minors illegal if the minor is engaged in sexual conduct. Sexual conduct can occur in the absence of a sex act if the image is intended to sexually stimulate the viewer. It is also illegal even if the sex act between minors in simulated. At least one real child who is actually under 18 must be depicted for a person to be guilty of production, possession or distribution.Parents should not be concerned with innocent photos of their children, nor should those who possess materials that were created and shared for scientific or educational purposes. However, it is worth mentioning that teens have been charged for taking and sexting explicit pictures to each other.Child pornography charges are incredibly serious and can ruin your reputation in the community even if you are not convicted. These accusations should never be faced without the help of a Vista child pornography attorney. It is critical you contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are aware of any police investigation or as soon as the victim or police contact you about this matter.
Child Pornography Production
The creation of sexually explicit materials depicting minors is taken very seriously under the law, but while most people envision it to always involve juvenile victims of human trafficking and children who are being abused or exploited by their parents, these are not the only people accused of making child pornography as many people charged with this crime are minors themselves who took images of themselves or friends/sexual partners.
Child Pornography Possession
While possession of child pornography seems like a straight forward charge, it’s worth mentioning that the law is very strict and many teens have been charged for receiving pictures of their boyfriend or girlfriend -even if though they are both under 18.
Child Pornography Distribution
While many people believe distribution of child porn requires physically handing something to someone or selling the material. In fact, distribution charges can be brought up if you shared child pornography with even one other individual in person, online, via text or by any other means of communication. No sale needs to have taken place. Perhaps most surprisingly, your intent doesn’t matter when it comes to this law, so if you are sent pornographic images of a minor and share them with the local media or a friend discussing how upset you are about the situation, this could still result in your being charged with child pornography distribution.
Unsolicited Explicit Content Depicting Minors
In some cases, it’s possible you may even unknowingly download sexual images or videos of someone under 18 in peer-to-peer networks without knowing that you downloaded it. Alternatively, some people have had their computers be infected with viruses that download and then share this type of content without their knowledge. The good news is that while intent doesn’t matter when sharing this material, knowledge does matter, so if your Vista child porn lawyer can show there is insufficient proof that you were aware of the content, you cannot be convicted.
Other Internet Sex Crimes
Search and Seizure of Your Home, Phone and Computer
It’s also worth mentioning that some people believe they are protected from computer crime investigations as long as they use a private browser, but this is not enough to keep evidence of illegal activities. On the other hand, your IP address alone is not enough to convict you of a computer crime as it is all too common for people to share IP addresses and just because police and prosecutors get a warrant to seize your cell phone or computer does not mean they will find evidence of a crime.
Even if illegal material was found on your computer, it does not necessarily mean you were the one who downloaded it or that you even knew it was there. Guest users and viruses can download files without the owner of the device’s knowledge.
Remember, the prosecution must prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, which is why they will collect all the evidence they can to make their case against you as strong as possible. Because child pornography crimes in San Diego County so often involve cell phones, computers and other digital files, it is critical you work with an attorney with experience in complex digital crimes.
Search and Seizure of Your Home, Phone and Computer
Sex crimes that take place on the computer involve a different defense strategy than standard sex offenses as the technology involved makes the matters much more complex. A San Diego computer crimes lawyer may be able to successfully argue that the defense lacks enough evidence to show that you were the person using the computer in the illegal manner (if someone hacked into your email to send lewd and threatening emails to someone, you can fight the charges) and that you intentionally committed the crime (a virus used your computer to download and share child pornography without your knowledge, then you cannot be convicted).
Never discuss your case or negotiate a plea bargain with the police or prosecutors unless your Vista child pornography attorney is present. Even if your defense lawyer believes there is enough evidence to convict you, he may be able to help by negotiating a plea bargain that will minimize the charges against you and minimize any sentence you may face. In some cases, he may be able to obtain alternative sentencing or keep you off of the sex offender registry.
These are serious crimes with complex defenses. It is important to obtain a skilled Vista child porn defense lawyer as soon as possible to obtain the best results under the particular facts and law of your case.
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