Child Pornographic Viewing
Child pornography is a taboo crime in New Hampshire and across the nation. If you have been arrested on a charge of viewing child pornography, you will need to seek the assistance of criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone.
At The Anzalone Law Firm, we can help you with this messy legal situation, which can be quite serious. It’s not something that you will want to take lightly. Any kind of child porn charge can land you in jail for a substantial amount of time or put you on a list you never want to be part of _ a child sex registry.
So, call criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone as soon as you are arrested so he can start working for you. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Michael Anzalone has represented numerous clients who were charged with various child pornography charges. He has a proven track record and will fight for your rights. One thing you will want to consider when hiring a lawyer for this case is that many child porn cases are tried at the federal level, rather than at the state level. So you will need to make sure that they lawyer you hire is qualified to try cases on both levels.What Does this Charge Mean?
In New Hampshire, the state statutes define child pornography in RSA 649-A:3. You can read all about the charges and what they mean. In fact, Michael Anzalone wants you to be completely knowledgeable about the case and what your rights are.
Specifically you can be charged if you knowingly:
- Buy, procure, possess, or control any visual representation of a child engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or
- Bring or cause to be brought into this state any visual representation of a child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
- An offense under this section shall be a class A felony if such person has had no previous convictions in this state or another jurisdiction for the conduct prohibited by paragraph
- Upon conviction of an offense under this section based on an indictment alleging that the person has been previously convicted of an offense under this section or a reasonably equivalent offense in another jurisdiction, the defendant may be sentenced to a maximum sentence not to exceed 20 years and a minimum sentence not to exceed 1/2 of the maximum sentence.
In addition, the statutes say that it can be an affirmative defense if the defendant possessed less than three images, promptly took reasonable steps to destroy the images or reported the matter to law enforcement and provided those images to investigators.
This is the kind of charge that can wreck your life, so you want no part of this kind of activity. It can destroy your career and your family and damage any future job prospects.
If you have been arrested on a charge of viewing child porn, you will want to call criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone at 603.548.3797 to schedule a free consultation.