Child Pornography Defense Lawyer in Southern Utah

St. George Sex Crimes Defense

When it comes to sex crimes the only thing that can make prosecutors work any harder is if the victim is a child. Child pornography cases are one of those instances and the court and legislatures are very aggressive in their prosecution and punishment of offenders. In Utah what is commonly referred to as child pornography charges is contained in statutes as sexual exploitation of a minor and it includes the possession of, production, of and distribution of child pornography. Charges of sexual exploitation of a minor can be difficult however for a prosecutor to prove because the statute requires that the prosecution show that the accused intentionally or knowingly acted.

Charges and Consequences

In Utah sexual exploitation of a minor is a second degree felony which carries a jail time of 1-15 years. Furthermore, the statute is crafted in such a way that multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor can be mounted against the accused. As per the language of Utah code a separate count of the offense can be charged for each time the same minor is depicted in different material or for each minor. This means that a person could face a large number of felony charges which would result in severe penalties.

St. George Criminal Defense Is Here to Help

The attorneys at St. George Criminal Defense believe that everybody deserves a good defense regardless of the charges and we realize that you are not considered guilty until the judge or jury says so. Sex crime charges especially those associated with children usually involve damaged relationships and can even put your employment jeopardy. When simple accusations can put some much of your life at stake it is obvious that it is not a situation that should be taken lightly. Be proactive in defending yourself by hiring a good attorney from St. George Criminal Defense. We are dedicated to protecting our clients and we will make sure we obtain the best outcome available to you. Call or email us today to see what we can do for you.

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