Child Pornography Offenses in Texas
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sex crime involving pornography which features children or minors in Texas are associated
with harsh penalties. Not only can you serve many years, perhaps decades,
in jail and pay expensive fines, but you must register as a sex offender
for the rest of your life.
If you are facing child pornography charges in Texas, the
Law Offices of Scott Edgett is ready to fight tirelessly for your freedom. Attorney Edgett can investigate
your arrest, collect evidence, and develop an effective and personalized
defense strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Texas Child Pornography Penalties
Possession of child pornography is considered a third-degree felony, punishable
by a maximum prison sentence of ten years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Possession is defined as “actual care, custody, control of management.”
However, if the defendant intended to or attempted to distribute sexually
explicit material featuring minors, then it will be charged as a second-degree
felony. A second-degree felony is punishable by a maximum prison sentence
of 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Improper videoing or photographing of a minor is considered a state jail
felony, punishable by a jail sentence ranging from 180 days to two years,
as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
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Facing criminal charges for child pornography can be emotionally overwhelming.
While the prosecution will do whatever it takes to obtain the maximum
penalties possible for your crime, but you may appear guilty in the eyes
of the public and the media. Do not hesitate to let an experienced and
skilled attorney protect your rights and future.