Pornography crimes carry with them a seriously detrimental social stigma. Those accused of pornography crimes can often be inappropriately labeled as sex offenders, denied employment under the guise of other criteria, shunned in and amongst their own neighborhood, and ultimately degraded to a way of life that is not conducive to healthy living.
California Penal Code outlines some of the details surrounding pornography crimes:
288.2: (a) Every person who, with knowledge that a person is a minor, or who fails to exercise reasonable care in ascertaining the true age of a minor, knowingly distributes, sends, causes to be sent, exhibits, or offers to distribute or exhibit by any means, including, but not limited to, live or recorded telephone messages, any harmful matter…to a minor with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires of that person or of a minor, and with the intent or for the purpose of seducing a minor, is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or in a county jail
A person convicted of a second and any subsequent conviction for a violation of this section is guilty of a felony
311.1: (a) Every person who knowingly sends or causes to be sent, or brings or causes to be brought, into this state for sale or distribution, or in this state possesses, prepares, publishes, produces, develops, duplicates, or prints any representation of information, data, or image, including, but not limited to, any film, filmstrip, photograph, negative, slide, photocopy, videotape, video laser disc, computer hardware, computer software, computer floppy disc, data storage media, CD-ROM, or computer-generated equipment or any other computer-generated image that contains or incorporates in any manner, any film or filmstrip, with intent to distribute or to exhibit to, or to exchange with, others, or who offers to distribute, distributes, or exhibits to, or exchanges with, others, any obscene matter, knowing that the matter depicts a person under the age of 18 years personally engaging in or personally simulating sexual conduct…shall be punished either by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year, by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison, by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by the fine and imprisonment
Being accused of pornography crimes in California can be life altering. In order to defend your rights, you need a skilled Los Angeles pornography crime lawyer who can sort through the details of your case and exhaust every possible avenue in proving your innocence. Please call The Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today for a free evaluation of your case, and we’ll help get you started down the road to recovery. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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