Child pornography is an uneasy topic for many people to talk about. Child pornography is the exploitation of a child in any sexual or inappropriate way to create a profit. And in the state of New Hampshire, child pornography is a serious offense.
If you have been charged with child pornography, rest assured that prosecutors will come after you. Legislation encourages law enforcement to be persistent and pursue individuals who create, own, or exploit these types of acts with children. If you have been charged with possession or exploitation of child pornography, it is important to find the right attorney who is willing and ready to fight for your rights. To learn more about the Anzalone Law Firm to see if we are the right choice for you, visit our About Us page or give us a call at 603.548.3797.New Hampshire Child Pornography Laws
Child Pornography can be specifically defined in New Hampshire’s criminal code under the following statute:
649-A:3 Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images.
Understanding Child Pornography Charges
To further define the aspects of child pornography, you must be aware of who the state considers a "child." A child is anyone under the age of 18. Furthermore, you must be aware of what constitutes as exploitation of child pornography. If you sell, display, distribute or produce any kind of child pornography, you can be charged with this type of crime. This means any type of sexual content that one may sell or distribute to profit from can _ and will _ be charged with child pornography. Sexual content can include anything from touching someone’s genitalia to any type of sexual intercourse, whether it is actual sexual intercourse or imitated sexual intercourse. The visual representation of child pornography includes anything from pictures, videos or computer generated images. These images can be charged when they involve the sexual activity of a child.What Penalties Would You Face if Convicted?
If you are charged with exploitation of child pornography, you may be facing Class A felony charges. If convicted, these charges carry penalties including a prison sentence up to 15 years, fines up to $4,000 and possible probation once you get out of prison. You must be aware; again, that the prosecution will not offer an easy way out and judges are likely to go after the maximum prison sentences. For these reasons, it is extremely important to be aware of your rights, understand what the charges include and realize that a lawyer who is well-versed in these kind of charges is your best option.Find Out How to Protect Your Legal Rights
If you have been charged with exploitation of child pornography, you should immediately seek the help from the Anzalone Law Firm. Remember, these charges can be life changing, creating challenges in your everyday life, including the possible loss of your job and being labeled a sex offender.
After you are charged with child pornography, your very first step should be contacting a lawyer who will stand up for your rights. Contact us for a consultation today by calling or filling out our Contact Form online.