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Legal Defenses to Distribution of Child Pornography Charges (PC 311.1(a))

If you knowingly distribute, possess, produce, publicize, duplicate, sell or print child pornography in any form – including over the internet – you could be charged with a distribution of child pornography under California Penal Code Section 311.1(a). In order to convict you of distributing child pornography under PC 311.1(a), the prosecution must prove the following: You knowingly committed the act of distributing, possessing, producing, publishing, duplicating, selling or printing…

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What Lies Within: Child Pornography and Used Computers

The technology industry thrives on “planned obsolescence,” which is a concept where the products they create rapidly become obsolete as they release newer, sleeker products. Nowhere is that concept more apparent than in the market for home computers, where a computer you buy today could be outdated within six months. This causes many people to seek out used computers. “As long as it works,” you tell yourself, “there’s nothing to…

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Entrapment Defense to Child Pornography Charges (PC 311)

How do you know when a sting operation has gone too far and become a case of entrapment? Child pornography arrests are often made as a result of sting operations coordinated by law enforcement and federal agents. A conviction for child pornography charges can carry serious consequences, so it is important to know if entrapment can be used for your case. California Penal Code Section 311 states it is unlawful…

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Defenses to Child Pornography Charges

Crimes involving child pornography are among the most serious criminal offenses in California. If you are convicted of a child pornography crime, you will face consequences that will affect you for the rest of your life. However, you don’t have to face these charges alone. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled attorneys have been successfully defending our clients facing child pornography charges for more than 30 years. We know the…

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What to Look for in a Los Angeles Child Pornography Attorney

A child pornography conviction has severe punishment, and the negative stigma will affect your life beyond a jail sentence. If you are facing the charges, what law firm you choose to represent you will be the most important decision you will ever make. If you are facing child pornography charges in Los Angeles, keep these questions in mind when searching for a criminal defense attorney. 1. How much experience does…

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What Constitutes Harmful Material for the Purposes of California Penal Code Section 288.2?

In California, it is a crime to distribute harmful material to minors. California Penal Code Section 288.2(a) and (b) provides the language “harmful material” but does not give a definition. So what exactly does "harmful material" mean? Distributing Harmful Material to Minors (PC 288.2) In order to convict you of the crime of distributing harmful material to minors under PC 288.2, the prosecution must convince the jury that the material…

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Is not knowing the material depicted minors a defense to child porn possession?

Child pornography charges carry serious consequences, and a conviction can have a negative impact on you for the rest of your life. If you have been charged with possession of child pornography, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to help you defend these charges. Charges of Possession of Child Pornography (CPC 311.11) Under California Penal Code section 311.11, it is illegal to possess any matter…

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Probation Eligibility for Child Pornography Convictions in Los Angeles

Are you facing child pornography charges in Los Angeles? If so, you need to speak to a skilled and knowledgeable Los Angeles child pornography attorney who can help you find out about your potential punishment and probation eligibility for child pornography convictions. A child pornography conviction can mean jail or prison time, fines and, worst of all, lifetime registration as a sex offender in California. However, one of our experienced and professional…

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Deleting Child Pornography from Your Computer Doesn’t Remove it from Your Hard Drive – PC 311.11(a).

If you think that deleting child pornography (Penal Code Section 311.11(a).) that you found on the Internet will protect you from prosecution, think again. The data is actually saved (cached) in temporary internet files. Your hard drive still retains the images, so anything short of wiping out the hard drive completely can get you into serious trouble if your computers are ever searched by law enforcement. Our attorneys at Wallin…

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Child Pornography Sting Operations: What Can You Do?

Under California Penal Code Section 311, it is illegal to produce, advertise, sell, distribute, or possess images portraying children under the age of 18 engaged in stimulating sexual conduct. The internet has become the leading medium that people use to search for, purchase, and obtain child pornography. Many websites provide or sell material that depict minors engaged in sexual activity and are in violation of California Penal Code Section 311.…

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