Child Pornography Penalties in New Jersey

Ever since the onset of the internet, there has been a tidal wave of child pornography offenses.  The privacy offered by the internet has made it easy for people to quietly view child pornography.  Both federal and state police have made increasing efforts to safeguard children from internet predators and prevent individuals from obtaining child pornography online.  Penalties for possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography are very stern and often include time spent in jail, heavy fines, and registration as a sex offender for life under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.

Penalties for possession of child pornography carry up to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines.  In order to be convicted of possession of child pornography, you must knowingly possess or look at an image, film or photograph that shows a child in a prohibited sexual act or simulated act, including Internet viewing.  Penalties for distribution are much more serious and carry a prison term of 5 to 10 years plus $250,000 in fines.  In order to be convicted of distribution of child pornography, it must be proved a person received for the purpose of selling or pretty much playing any kind of role in the transmission of a photograph, film, videotape, computer program or file, video game or any other reproduction or reconstruction that shows a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, criminal defense lawyer and I have a record for impeccable defense in child pornography cases.  Many attorneys are not willing to take on cases that involve crimes against children, but at the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud, I have more than 35 years of experience aggressively defending and defeating sex crimes charges. If you would like to discuss your charge with attorney who is truly experienced in this area of the law, contact me today for a free and confidential consultation at 1-866-664-8118.