Possession of Child Pornography

If a person is accused of possessing Child Pornography, it’s not a matter to be taken lightly.

In the state of Texas, possession of child pornography is a serious felony offense that could mean years in prison for a convicted party. Often, defendants in these child porn cases are guilty as charged while other times, it can be proven that the defendant was not aware of their offense or had no way of knowing the images were in their possession. This is quite common, by the way.

Regardless of the “why” or “how” pornographic content depicting minors found its way into the defendant’s possession, sex crimes involving children are the most vigorously prosecuted criminal cases in the state of Texas.

Any defendant seeking a favorable resolution following criminal charges for possession of child pornography in Houston should seek legal counsel that has a firm grip on the Texas legal system, acceptable defenses, and 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, it’s 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 devices used for work, or computers of their own that were submitted to computer technicians for repair.

The FBI has netted several arrests by identifying subjects who use known internet portals to access, distribute, or obtain 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 circumstance.

Regardless of the situation that brought about criminal charges of possession of a child pornography, the defendant’s with kiddy porn will need to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to learn more about their rights and defense options.

Penalties for Possession of Child Pornography

3RD DEGREE FELONY

Possession of Child Pornography

If the defendant is found guilty of possessing child pornography, they’ll be prosecuted under 3rd Degree Felony guidelines which carries a maximum fine of 10,000.00 and prison sentencing ranging 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 it’s proven that the defendant intended to promote/distribute the pornographic material, they’ll be convicted of 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.

Charged with Possession of Child Pornography in Houston?

Attorney Christian Capitaine Will Fight The Charge

You must 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.

Attorney Christian Capitaine is one of Houston’s most respected child pornography defense lawyers in Houston. If there’s a way for us the beat your case, he’ll find it.

Houston Child Pornography Attorney

The Capitaine Law Firm, Houston, TX

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