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If you or someone you know has been arrested and formally charged with the sale of child pornography, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. While all charges involving sex crimes and child pornography are serious and severely penalized, the sale, dissemination or distribution of film, videotapes or photographs of minors under the age of 18 can lead to enhanced consequences. As such, it is vital to the favorable outcome of your case that you meet with and retain a member of our Chicago criminal defense legal team.
According to the Illinois Compiled Statutes § 5/11 – 20.1, charges involving the sale or distribution of child pornography can be prosecuted if there is evidence of a transaction, or if alleged offenders are in possession of more than one of the same pornographic depiction. This crime is punishable by felony convictions that pose fines and prison sentences that range in cost and duration according to the circumstances involved. When enhancements are involved, penalties are significantly increased. Enhancements can include depictions of minors under the age of 13, prior sex crime convictions, and selling pornographic materials to minors.
Having handled numerous sex crime cases throughout the years, our experienced legal team has developed the legal tools needed to deflect these serious allegations and the negotiation strategies needed to reach plea compromises, when necessary. Wherever your case may lead, our firm devotes our collective efforts and abilities to hammer out the most successful resolution. As legal analysts for national media outlets such as CNN, our skills and specializations in criminal defense matters are recognized as among the best in the nation. Contact Okabe & Haushalter for the exceptional defense you need to protect your future.