How can Wallin & Klarich help me if I am accused of possessing child pornography? – California Penal Code 311
Have the authorities found and seized what they claim to be child pornography from your computer? Child pornography charges are a serious matter that can negatively impact your freedom and reputation. If you face child pornography charges under PC 311, it is important that you retain a child pornography defense attorney at once to help you avoid jail and maintain a clean criminal record.
Prosecution of child pornography possession under PC 311.11
PC 311 generally prohibits the knowing distribution, possession, production, publication, duplication, sale or printing or child pornography in any form. To convict you of possession of child pornography under PC 311.11 the prosecution must prove the following two elements:
• You knowingly possessed the alleged child pornography and
• The material involves a person under the age of 18 engaging in sexual conduct or simulating sexual conduct
Punishment if convicted for child pornography possession under PC 311.11
Most convictions for child pornography offenses under California law are felonies that have severe potential consequences.
Under PC 311.11, possession of child pornography is a felony punishable by imprisonment in county jail for 16 months, two or three years, and/or a maximum fine of $2,500.
In addition to the jail time you face if you are convicted of possession of child pornography, your reputation is also at risk since you must register as a sex offender. Under PC 290, a sex offender must register with local law enforcement agencies (police or sheriff) where he lives and works within 5 working days of coming into the city or county. This registration may damage your reputation as many employers check your background for sex offender registration status. Your neighbors may also become aware of your status.
Why you should retain Wallin & Klarich
Wallin & Klarich have been successfully defending our clients facing child pornography possession charges for over 30 years. Due to our decades of experience we have become well-acquainted with child pornography law and know all possible defenses. Our successful record includes many cases in which the charges against our client has been dismissed or substantially reduced.
From the moment you retain a Wallin & Klarich child pornography criminal defense attorney, we promptly review all of the discovery related to your case. We do extensive fact-gathering about the alleged child pornography possession. We obtain a complete statement from you telling us everything you know about the circumstances surrounding the child pornography accusation you face.
Our substantial fact-gathering allows us to tailor the most effective defense strategy to meet your situation and help keep you out of jail. We will keep you informed of all important developments related to your defense, so that you remain an active participant in your case.
If you face child pornography possession charges, don’t let another day go by without securing top quality representation from Wallin & Klarich.
Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of experience successfully defending our clients facing child pornography possession charges and helping them avoid jail time. We have the skill and experience to help you win your case. Our offices are located in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina, Victorville, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks. Call us today at (888) 280-6839. We will be there when you call.