New York City Child Pornography Lawyer
A New York City Child Pornography Lawyer can tell you that if you have been charged with being in possession of Child Pornography, you could be facing very serious penalties. Due to the social stigma that is attached to this type of internet sex crime and others such as forcible touching, sex abuse, sexual assault, indecent exposure or lewd conduct, you could be contending with not only serious legal penalties, you could have difficulty finding employment and housing. In addition, you may have to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offenders Registration Act, or SORA. Child Pornography is both a state and federal offense, so it is important to obtain the guidance of an experienced New York City Child Pornography Lawyer from the Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC team right away.
Child Pornography (also referred to as Kiddie Porn) is defined as recorded images and pictures of anyone under 18 years of age that is engaged in a sexual activity, or is unclothed. It is considered both a state and federal offense to be in possession of any pornographic material depicting children. The New York District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney aggressively prosecute these types of crimes. A recent change to Child Pornography laws has expanded the scope of what can be deemed pornographic to include cartoon images and other types of characterizations as Child Pornography.
Law enforcement agencies have recently increased their efforts to put an end to this type of sex crime. They may raid companies that sell Child Pornography, and obtain the credit card information from the people who purchased the images. They could use this information to obtain search warrants and ultimately charge the individuals who purchase this material.
Being charged with a Sex Crime is serious. It is important to contact a skilled New York Sex Crime Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC without delay. You could be facing jail time, fines, probation and the requirement to register as a sex offender. Whether you have been charged with child molestation, sexual child abuse, spousal rape, solicitation Sexual Assault, rape, or an allegation of Sexual Abuse, we want to discuss possible defense strategies with you. Contact us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, as well as Manhattan and Queens. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County. We can also serve clients in Westchester County.