Possession of Child Pornography

Allegations of the Possession of Child Pornography is a serious felony criminal charge in Texas. In some cases the defendant is guilty as charged, while in other cases, the defendant claims to not be aware of their possession of child porn, and in those cases the defendants tend to be innocent.

Regardless of why pornographic content that depicts minors is in the defendant’s possession, or how it got in the possession of the defendant, sex crimes involving children are some of the most serious and vigorously prosecuted criminal cases in the state of Texas which will require legal counsel with a firm grip on Texas sex crime laws, reasonable defenses, are tested strategies to counter prosecution attempts.

This is especially true if you’re innocent.

More on Child Pornography Cases

In most cases when a person is arrested or charged with possession of child pornography, its due to a search warrant being acquired by law enforcement after a tip from a friend or relative of the accused. These charges may also come about if the defendant has illegal images on work devices, or computers of their own that were submitted to computer technicians for repair.

The FBI has netted a number of arrests by identifying subjects who use known internet portals to access, distribute, or obtain the illegal content.

In a number of cases, we’ve found that defendants rights were violated by law enforcement during the process of bringing criminal charges. In other instances, defendants were victims of sabotage, or of circumstance.

Regardless of the situation you’re in, you’ll need to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your rights and defense options.

Penalties for Possession of Child Pornography

3RD DEGREE FELONY

Possession of Child Pornography

If the defendant is found guilty of the possession of child pornography they’ll be charged with a 3rd Degree Felony offense which carries a maximum fine of 10,000.00 and prison sentencing guidelines which range from 2 to 10 years.

2ND DEGREE FELONY

Possession of Child Pornography w/intent to Distribute/Promote

If the defendant is found guilty of the possession of child pornography, and its proven that the defendant intended to promote/distribute the pornographic material, they’ll be charged with a 2nd Degree Felony offense which carries a maximum fine of 10,000.00 with a potential jail term that can range from 2 to 20 years in prison.

Attorney Christian Capitaine Will Fight The Charge

Its imperative that you take any criminal allegations of possession of child pornography seriously as your future hangs in the balance. If you have any questions or concerns about criminal charges related to the illegal possession of pornographic images of children, call attorney Christian Capitaine for help at 832-618-7831.

Houston Child Pornography Attorney