Child Pornography Attorney, Madison, WI
Possession of Child Pornography Penalties in Madison
If you’ve been charged or accused of possessing child pornography, you need an experienced attorney with a proven history of success. The law defines this offense as “anyone who knowingly possesses photograph(s) of a child engaging in sexually explicit conduct and reasonably should have known that the child was under the age of 18.” The charge has an extremely high maximum penalty, and eventhe minimum penalty is severe.
Upon conviction for one count of possession, you will be sentenced to at least 3 years of initial confinement in prison. Many other types of crimes involve the chance of fines only, probation or jail. For possession of child pornography, regardless of any criminal history, the minimum penalty is 3 years in prison and it only increases from there.
If you are found guilty, the maximum possible penalty is 25 years in prison or a $100,000 fine, or both. If police find you are in possession of more than one image, each image is a separate count and each carries those penalties.
You are only guilty if you are convicted™
Defenses to Child Pornography Charges
What does it mean to knowingly possess child pornography? There are defenses that could be investigated by an aggressive defense attorney to prevent you from facing a serious felony conviction. A strategic defense attorney will look at all the issues surrounding your specific case to come up with the most diligent and aggressive defense possible.
Contact a Dane County criminal defense attorney at Grieve Law to help navigate you through the legal process involved with a possession of child pornography charge. Grieve Law attorneys will look deep into your case and pull out every piece of important information to get your charges reduced or dropped.