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Building A Defense Against Child Pornography Or Indecency Charges

Child pornography is prosecuted aggressively in both State and Federal courts – and sometimes both. Whether you’re charged with possession or distribution or even creating such content, you need an experienced lawyer immediately.

At Ranney Law, our attorney has spent the last 15 years honing his criminal defense skills to provide clients in Georgetown and Williamson County with the criminal defense attorney they need. We know what is at stake in these cases, and we are ready to defend you against a wide variety of sex crime charges.

Possession of child pornography – This third-degree felony can result in up to 10 years in prison, $10,000 in fines for possessing images, and up to 20 years for distributing the pornography.

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines guide the sentencing exposure on Federal charges, but the most common range is zero to 20 years in prison.

When you choose our firm to represent you, we will review the unique details of your case to look for opportunities to either, beat the charges, dismiss them or reduce them. We are just as committed to your best interests as you are and are prepared to fight for your future.

The Answers You Want About Child Pornography Charges

Facing a criminal charge involving child pornography is incredibly overwhelming. Our child pornography defense lawyers know that you probably have a lot of questions, understandably. Read on to see a few of the questions that we frequently hear from our prospective clients.

What is child pornography?

Many people hear and use the term child pornography without knowing its legal meaning. In Texas, child pornography refers to photographs or videos of minors under the age of 18 engaging in sexual acts, including showing their breasts or genitals.

What are the penalties in Texas for child pornography?

Texas courts sentence offenders convicted of child pornography very harshly. If convicted of possession of child pornography, could face:

  • A fine of up to $10,000 and two to 10 years in prison for a third-degree felony.
  • A fine of up to $10,000 and two to 20 years in prison for a second-degree felony.

A prior conviction can make the sentence for a repeat offense even more severe.

Will I have to register as a sex offender if I possess child pornography?

If convicted of a child pornography offense or a related sex crime involving a minor, you will almost certainly have to register as a sex offender. This means much more than just being on a list. It affects your job, your housing arrangement and even whether you can have unsupervised contact with your children. It is therefor crucial that you have a criminal defense attorney to defend your rights and minimize the consequences.

Did these answers help you a bit. We hope so. We can answer even more questions when you get in contact with us via email, phone or in person.

Begin Developing Your Plan To Protect Yourself

If you are facing these kinds of charges or think you will be soon, do not wait another moment to reach out to our committed legal team. Call us at 512-982-1082 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.