Get A Knowledgeable Utah Child Pornography Defense Lawyer
Although all sex crimes are serious and prosecuted with vigor, the offenses of possession or distribution of child pornography – also known as sexual exploitation of a minor – is in a world of its own when it comes to the prosecution of such cases, and you can’t afford to not consult with an experienced defense lawyer.
The Serious Nature of Cases Involving Child Sexual Abuse Material
Utah has classified the possession and viewing of child pornography – which the law now refers to as – child sexual abuse material (CSAM) as a second degree felony, which means that if convicted you can be sentenced to a prison term of 1-15 years.
In order to prove a case of sexual exploitation of a minor the prosecutor much prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knowingly produced, possessed, or distributed CSAM or that the defendant knowingly possessed or intentionally viewed child sexual abuse material. The words “knowingly” and “intentionally” establish a strong burden that the state must prove and provides many options for your defense.
Experienced Child Pornography Defense Attorneys
A good CSAM defense attorney, like those at Salcido Law Firm PLLC know how to defend you against such charges. Our attorneys are some of the most experienced trial attorneys in Utah. With child pornography charges you do not want to risk your liberty to just anyone. Call us at 801.413.1753 to find out how we can help you.
Multiple Charges the Norm
Sexual exploitation of minor charges generally come in multiples. That is because Utah law makes it a separate offense for each minor depicted in the CSAM. Thus, if child pornography were found on your computer you could be charged for every single image saved on your hard drive, which means you could be facing up to 15 years in prison for every charge brought.
The law covering sexual exploitation of a minor can be found in Utah Code 76-5b-201.
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You are innocent until proven guilty and we take that to heart. We make sure to give you the best defense available and do everything we can to protect your rights. We will evaluate the defenses available to you, explain your options, and help you understand the process.
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