Illegal Pornography

Your reputation is on the line after being accused of possessing or distributing pornography involving minors or obscene pornography. Our attorneys at Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, in Charlotte, understand the complex issues involved in federal and state sex offenses. We can protect your rights and guide you through your case.

Types Of Illegal Pornography

Pornography is illegal when it is obscene or involves minors. Federal and state laws prohibit the possession, manufacture or distribution of child pornography. Convictions for these offenses are quite serious and can result in significant fines, prison sentences and being required to register as a sex offender.

You can face illegal pornography possession charges for a variety of offenses that involve photos, videos or computer-generated images of minors (under the age of 18) engaging in sexually explicit behavior.

Many pornography charges stem from using the Internet and crossing state lines. You may be prosecuted under federal or state law, or both in some cases, if you allegedly possessed, manufactured or distributed pornography involving minors or if it is considered obscene.

Convictions Under Federal Law

Federal charges can result in much harsher penalties if you are convicted. First-time offenders convicted of possessing child pornography may face up to 10 years in prison involving victims older than 12 or up to 20 years for victims younger than 12.

First-time offenders can face the serious penalties for the following offenses:

  • Production of child porn = 15-year minimum to 30-year maximum sentence and fines
  • Distribution of child porn or possession with the intent to distribute = five-year minimum to 20 years and fines

Prosecutors do not take these cases lightly. Neither should you. Our lawyers have experience defending against charges of possession or distribution of illegal pornography under North Carolina law or federal law.

Your future and reputation are at stake. We will diligently review all evidence and prepare a strong defense to ensure your rights are protected and to keep your reputation intact.

Sex crimes defense cases need to be handled by lawyers who have the skills, experience and reputation to find the best possible outcome as well as minimize the damage to your reputation. We have experience navigating the federal court system, and we know how to work with federal prosecutors to protect your best interests.

Contact Us Today. Free Consultations.

It is often difficult to discuss your charges. We provide confidential and discreet legal services you can trust. Do not wait to contact us if you are under investigation for a crime involving illegal pornography. Contact us online, or call us at 704-323-7833 or 877-851-1934 for a free consultation.