Faced with Child Pornography charges in Wisconsin?
Child Pornography, also referred to as “kiddie” porn or child porn, can be defined as any material that explicitly reveals a child’s sex organs, alone or with someone else or any material that is obscene by nature or depicts children in actual or simulated sex acts.
Possession or distribution of child pornography is illegal. Strict Wisconsin Sex Crime Laws penalize you with prison time, a life long criminal record, registration as a sex offender, and monetary fines. The consequences of being accused include a loss of reputation and being ostracized from society.
Child pornography cases are extremely complex and must be handled by reputable and knowledgeable Sex Crime Attorneys who are well-versed with the nuances of the law and computer forensics.
At Eisenberg law Offices, S.C. Madison, WI, our team of skilled Sex Crime Attorneys can represent you aggressively and get you the settlement you deserve. If you have been charged with the possession of child pornography, contact us immediately for a free, confidential consultation today.
Wisconsin Sex Crime Law for Child Pornography
According to Wisconsin law, possession of child porn is a Class I Felony for defendants under 18 years and a Class D felony for defendants 18 years or older. Child porn includes undeveloped film, photographic negatives or photographs, video films and any other record showing a child engaged in sexually explicit behavior. Wisconsin recently passed a law that requires a three year mandatory period of confinement in prison for possession of child pornography. If the accused is 18 or over, penalties include fines of up to $100,000 and imprisonment of up to twenty five years. If the accused is under 18 years, penalties include a fine of $10,000 and/or up to three and a half years imprisonment. If there are prior convictions, the penalties are harsher. This is also a violation of federal criminal law, where penalties are more severe.
Besides the punishment and fines, conviction results in a number of additional penalties such as prison, probation, sex offender registry, mandatory reporting and a restriction on where the accused can live and work. There is a loss of freedom of movement as the person is prohibited from visiting or living near schools, childcare centers and other places frequented by children.
The expert team of Sex Crime Attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices, S.C. in Madison, Wisconsin, have a proven track record of representing people charged with child pornography crimes. If you have been charged with possession of child pornography, take action now. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation today.