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. Not only does the charge come with an extremely high maximum penalty, the minimum penalty is high to begin with. The law defines this charge 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.”
Upon conviction for one count of possession, you will have to serve at least 3 years of initial confinement in prison. Many other types of crimes involve the chance for 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 or both. If police find that 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 be sure to pull out every piece of important information to get your charges reduced or dropped.