Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Possession of Child Pornography Charge?
If you’ve been accused of Possession of Child Pornography, contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.
Definition of Possession of Child Pornography:
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-9-1.3, outlines the prohibition of Child Pornography, whether this is owning, selling, reproducing, or distributing materials that depict nudity of children. Minors relating to this code involve anyone under the age of 18.
Possession of Child Pornography is emphasized in subsection (b) of the code. It means knowingly owning one or more of the following with child nudity, or a depiction of a minor participating sexual activities:
- Computer disks
- Computer files
- Any other material
There are however, several defenses for this crime. Some affirmative defenses that a competent lawyer can help with include:
- The person in the image was an adult at the time that the pornography was produced
- The accused was unaware of the age of the minor, and did not advertise or distribute in a manner that would suggest it was a minor
- The accused owned less than three images of child pornography
- The accused took practical steps to destroy the images
Other legal defenses are available, which could help to dismiss or reduce charges.
John R. Grasso, having been a former cop himself, knows exactly how law enforcement gathers witnesses, medical reports, and other evidence to determine if the participant was indeed a minor, or whether the defendant was aware of this.
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What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Possession of Child Pornography Charges?
Possession of Child Pornography :
- Up to 5 years in prison and/or
- Up to $5000 in fines
In addition, the accused may be ordered to register as a sex offender.
Contact an Aggressive Possession of Child Pornography Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
The key element to being convicted of Possession of Child Pornography is intent, or knowledge that the porn involved minors. Child pornography could possibly impact immigration status, a section of the law that John R. Grasso additionally focuses on.
Get ready to take your case to trial and win – with a competent lawyer by your side.
Take advantage of free consultations. Contact the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso now.