Child Pornography

Child Pornography Charges in Toledo

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United States federal law requires that all sexually explicit material feature models or actors who are at least 18 years of age and give their full consent. However, no matter what kind of consent they give, images, video, sounds, and other lewd material involving minors is illegal and could land serious charges. Child pornography cases often carry extremely large penalties because of the fact that minors are involved, and it’s not uncommon for prosecutors to seek maximum penalties. This means you should not hesitate to seek counsel from a skilled Toledo criminal defense attorney if you find yourself facing charges.

When you call the Law Office of Lorin Zaner, you can trust that your case is in the hands of a capable and experienced team that’s dedicated to the best possible outcome. We understand the gravity that sex crime cases can carry, and the substantial, life-changing impact they can have. We firmly believe that everyone deserves a fair trial and the best possible representation on their side, and our team works tirelessly to help you obtain the justice your case deserves. No matter how large or small your case, we work to put the evidence to work for you and help you achieve your goals and restore your name and reputation.

Facing child pornography charges? Don’t risk sub-par representation. Call the Law Office of Lorin Zaner today by dialing (419) 741-4050 and ask to receive a case evaluation!

State or Federal Charges?

Child pornography cases are difficult because they could potentially be filed in either state or federal court, depending on a few factors. Under both Ohio state law as well as United States law, it’s illegal to essentially have anything to do with child pornography, making these charges extremely broad and difficult to fight back against without a skilled legal advocate on your side.

  • Child pornography charges can include:
  • Possession
  • Viewing/consuming
  • Distribution
  • Production/manufacturing
  • Offering or distributing sexual material to a minor

In today’s day and age, child pornography laws have become even more broadly-reaching to encompass new ways in which lewd material is distributed or obtained from minors. While child pornography has always been a serious issue online, today people can obtain or have lewd material sent directly to them via smartphones. Sending lewd material to or receiving lewd material involving a minor via text message or chat client, otherwise known as “sexting,” is against the law, and could subject you to these charges.

And as with many other sex crimes, being unaware of the subject’s age is not a legal defense against the crime, and you could still face extremely harsh penalties. In addition to jail time and large fines, child pornography charges could lead to mandatory lifetime sex offender registration, which will restrict where you can live, where you can work, and many other aspects of your life.

Don’t try to face these charges alone. Contact the Law Office of Lorin Zaner and start fighting back now!

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