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Sale of Child Pornography


Anything having to do with child pornography in California will bring down the wrath of the government. As you might guess, this type of sex offense is highly politically charged, and the legislature and law enforcement agencies have put the eradication of child pornography on the top of their list.

In my opinion, the first step to getting a handle on the sale of child pornography investigation and prosecution is education. It would help if you researched how these cases are handled in the criminal courts, the laws that govern their prosecution, and what you can do to help yourself in a sometimes unforgiving criminal justice system.

The best, fastest, and safest place to obtain information and education on this topic is through a sex crime defense attorney who has defended these cases at the state and federal levels.

When I meet with clients, it is my goal to both educate them on the topic related to a defense of child pornography-related cases and to delve into the facts of their particular case. It is crucial that when we are done with the meeting, everyone involved agrees upon a plan for success.

I want to make sure that the client and all interested parties know what we are trying to achieve with the factual situation we find ourselves in and what we will do to reach the end goals that we have agreed upon. Once the client knows what the plan is related to their case, I find that a sense of control and peace of mind is restored to their life.

Once you have educated yourself on the criminal process related to your case and have some clearly defined goals for the outcome of your case, the next step is to execute whatever plan we have decided is best for you and your situation.

This could mean fighting your case and putting the pieces together to give the best chance of convincing a jury that you are not guilty of the crimes you are charged with.

If, on the other hand, we have determined that the best strategy is to negotiate, then you should be collecting character letters and doing whatever else we decide makes sense in your case.

In some circumstances, it will be necessary for you to be evaluated by a psychologist who is familiar with authoring reports to convince prosecutors and judges that you are not someone who will ever engage in this type of behavior again and that society is not in danger if you are permitted to remain in the community.


These types of charges are punished based upon several different factors. The number of images that are possessed and sold is one of the chief considerations in determining whether the case will be prosecuted at the state or federal level.

The authorities will also look at what type of images are being sold. This means assessing the victims' ages, the conduct they are engaging in, and the level of abuse that is taking place in the images.

Finally, the authorities will look at precisely what your role was/is in the sale of child pornography. The more of a position you played, the harsher the charges and punishment against you. In assessing your role, they will also look at your criminal record, your job, and a host of other facts that will determine the level of danger that you present to the community at large.

The government has all sorts of technology available to it to view what people they suspect of the sale of child pornography have on their computers, phones, and other devices.

It typically takes them a long time to go over a person's computer because of the many computers they have seized and the time required to do a thorough scan.

There are a limited number of experts available to the government to do the hard work and have the knowledge base to go through a computer or other device. Since some of the material on them is encrypted and deleted, it is a process that only the most skilled experts can perform.


Are you being accused of selling child pornography? Do not waste any time and contact our sex crime defense lawyers to discuss your case and immediately assert any defenses on your behalf.

The government will use the fact that you do not have an attorney against you and attempt to pressure you to cooperate in their investigation by giving them a statement that will most likely incriminate you.

Once a statement is given and memorialized by the government, that bell will be very hard to “unring” and you will be in a position of having to defend yourself after having stated that in all likelihood will be brought up every time you try and profess your innocence in the future.

As indicated above, certain factors make a difference, such as the age of minors involved in the production and the quantity sold. In any case, our defense lawyers are here to do whatever we can to get you the minimal penalties possible or even get your chance completely dismissed depending on the situation.

Every case spins on its facts, and we must figure out the best way to deal with yours at the soonest possible time.

Our sex crime defense attorneys have 75 years of combined experience. We are confident that we can competently and aggressively defend your sale of child pornography or any other sex crime charge.

Contact our lawyers in L.A. and set up a free face-to-face consultation to discuss things further.

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