Although pornography and child pornography are readily and easily available on many internet databases, the mere possession of the material is illegal and the penalties are severe. Under federal and similar state laws, child pornography is defined as any visual depiction, including any photograph, films, video, or computer or computer generated image or picture, whether made by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor. Federal and state laws criminalize the production, distribution, receipt, and simple possession of child pornography. Criminal laws prohibiting child pornography often have mandatory minimum prison sentences and result in registration as a sexual offender, even for first-time offenders. Federal and state law enforcement agencies constantly monitor illegal websites, content downloads for investigation of child pornography computer offenses.

At RAAB | MAHONEY, we have successfully represented state and federal defendants under investigation and prosecution for child pornography offenses, and work closely with experts in sexual health. We at RAAB | MAHONEY are experienced in avoiding incarceration and registration as a sexual offender for the firm’s clients. If you or someone you know are under investigation or prosecution for a child pornography offense in state or federal court, contact RAAB | MAHONEY immediately.