Crimes in which a minor is the victim put everyone at the edge of their seats. A minor is someone who is considered to be below the age of consent in many countries. This means that they are unable to consent to whatever act they are lured into committing. For this particular reason the crimes against minors have very serious punishments that can act as deterrents for the offenders. People, judges and juries very rarely find sympathy for someone who commits a crime against a child.
Child pornography is when a child is made to appear in a sexual manner or maybe asked to carry out certain sexual acts for any visual representation mediums such as pictures, films or videos. If a person is charged with distribution or production of child pornography then it means that he or she has either solicited a child or minor for engagement in a sexual act for visual representation or they have knowingly allowed a minor to appear in such a production. It can also mean that the person was in some way involved in the creation of such a media. The third reason could be that such a visual file was available in the possession of the suspect and he or she knew about it. In all these cases the person can be clearly charged with production or possession of child pornography.
If it is a first time offense, the person can be put behind bars for a time period of up to 10 years and/or also might have to pay a fine of amount up to $25,000. Any more convictions after this can lead to the doubling of the penalties. This is such a crime in which it is possible that a person might have done some other incriminating acts too which might lead to the increase in penalties. Police and the law and order of Maryland are usually so strict in these situations that they would never let a single charge slip out of count. In this case only a good child pornography attorney can help a person out because the case is so sensitive that a layman can never last too long alone. If you have been charged with this crime, your best bet is to find a good attorney for this crime and get in touch with him or her.
Attorneys can usually guide the suspect in the most perfect manner so in order to prevent the individual from further incriminating themselves. They also carry out their own investigations which help discover more loopholes that can be covered up or exploited in ways that can suit the suspect’s case. Of course it helps if the suspect has not talked to the police in the absence of an attorney in which case when they do speak in the presence of their lawyer at least they can be guided on what is the best thing to say under such dire circumstances. Hence, call a lawyer right away so that your case may get the best chance.