Get the Defense of a Sex Crime Lawyer
Sex crime cases, no matter what they involve, can have a substantial impact on the remainder of the life of the offender. When it comes to child pornography or other sex offenses involving minors, your case will be vigorously prosecuted. Not only will you be negatively viewed by the public for the remainder of your life, you will also be heavily punished by the American judicial system.
Child pornography cases also involve internet crimes and therefore, the law enforcement agencies and special investigative groups will relentlessly work to convict you of the alleged offense. They have the resources to collect evidence against you that can prove you guilty. For this reason, if you or an individual you care for has been charged with the offense of child pornography, it is essential to contact an Austin criminal defense attorney from the firm.
When it comes to sex crimes against minors, it may seem as if the odds were against you. Individuals who are accused of child pornography charges will face aggressive prosecution as well as disrespect from the public. The pressure to convict a sex offender of any kind, especially when the offense is against a child, is heavy, even when the accused individual is truly innocent. For that reason, you will need assiduous legal representation from The Law Office of Richard T. Jones. The legal team at the firm can use their past experiences, a thorough investigation, and extensive legal knowledge to obtain evidence that proves the innocence of the client.
Are you facing child pornography charges in Austin?
If you have been charged with a sex crime involving child pornography, you will need the support and attention of an Austin criminal lawyer who handles the following types of charges:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Distribution of Child Pornography
- Peer to Peer Sharing
- Possession of Obscene Material
- Quantity Enhancements
The firm is committed to helping those who have been accused of the sale, distribution, possession or production of child porn in Texas. This is not a situation you will want to attempt to handle on your own. The attorney has a strong grasp on both federal and state laws and can use this intelligence to improve the solidity of your defense.
Texas laws prohibit the promotion, use of exploitation of minors below the age of 18 to have any part in the sexual acts. Sexual conduct can relate to intercourse, bestiality, masturbation, sado-masochistic abuse, or exhibition of the genitals or other portion of the body in a sexual manner. The laws prohibit any visual sexual representation of minors, even if consent by the parent or legal guardian has been given. The simple possession of child pornography is also a serious offense in Texas.
The penalties depend on the actual act committed but they are commonly charged as felonies. Employing a child under 18 for sexual performance or conduct is a second degree felony. This offense carries a sentence of two to twenty years in prison. The possession of child pornography is charged as a third degree felony. If it is proven that there was intent to distribute, the charge may be raised to a second degree felony.
Possible Defenses to Charges of Child Pornography
If you or a loved one has been charged with the crime of child pornography, an attorney from the firm can help you build a defense. There are several possible defenses that can be used to avoid a conviction. Mistake of fact, such as the age of the victim, entrapment, age, lack of intent, and lack of knowledge are all defenses The Law Office of Richard T. Jones can use.
Contact the firm today at (512) 856-4022 to find out how you can be represented by a hard-hitting lawyer.