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Indianapolis Child Pornography Attorney

Using Our Resources And Skills To Mount A Strong Defense For You

Few crimes have the same social stigma and potential repercussions as child pornography. Possessing, distributing, or otherwise being involved in the production of child pornography can result in years of imprisonment and a tarnished future. However, you have rights and you can fight back against these serious charges. Our Indianapolis criminal defense attorneys at The Criminal Defense Team can put our considerable knowledge and experience to use to mount a formidable defense in your case. 

Call us at (317) 687-8326 to discuss your case with an experienced child pornography lawyer.

Why Choose Our Indianapolis Child Pornography Attorneys For Your Defense

Once you find out that you are being investigated for Indianapolis child pornography charges, you need to reach out to an experienced sex crimes attorney in Indianapolis. While you have the right to choose the lawyer you want, some of the reasons why you should choose The Criminal Defense Team are:

  • We have extensive experience – Our award-winning criminal defense team has more than 100+ years of combined experience. We focus solely on criminal law. We have handled cases like yours and can put our considerable experience to use to mount a solid defense on your behalf. 
  • Our team includes former prosecutors – Because we have worked on the other side of the table, we know how prosecutors build their cases – and we know how to exploit them. We can develop legal arguments that challenge the prosecution’s case against you. 
  • We are Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialists – Our firm has four of the five state’s Board-Certified Criminal Trial Specialists by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Board certification shows an extra degree of expertise and dedication in a singular practice area. 
  • We understand the latest technology – These types of cases may turn on evidence found on computers, phones, or other devices. Our in-depth understanding of technology and search procedures can directly impact the outcome of your case. 
  • We use a collaborative approach – Our legal strategy is to assign two lawyers to each case so you always have the personal attention and dedication you need. 

Our team of child pornography lawyers in Indianapolis can help mount a formidable defense in your case and will be there with you during every phase of the process. 

How Indiana Defines Child Pornography

Indiana’s child pornography law is defined under I.C. 35-42-4-4 to include any of the following: 

  • Images
  • Videos
  • Performances
  • Sexual conduct
  • Exhibition of uncovered genitals or female breasts
  • Sadomasochistic abuse
  • Bestiality 
  • Fondling or touching of a child by another person or of another person by a child for sexual gratification 

It is illegal to knowingly have images or videos depicting sexual conduct such as that described above by a child under 18. Likewise, it is illegal to produce, sell, exhibit, or disseminate such conduct. 

Another offense, child exploitation, can apply in these cases. This offense involves knowingly creating, presenting, selling, or sending female breasts, genitals, or sexual conduct of a child under 18 years old.

Potential Penalties For Child Pornography

Child pornography is heavily penalized in Indiana. The potential penalties depend on the particular charges, the child’s age, and other factors. Potential penalties can include:

  • Exploitation of a child – A Level 5 felony, punishable by one to six years incarceration and a fine up to $10,000
  • Possession of child pornography – A Level 6 felony, punishable by six months to two and a half years’ incarceration and a fine up to $10,000
  • Sale or distribution of child pornography – A Level 6 felony, punishable by six months to two and a half years’ incarceration and a fine up to $10,000
  • Displaying an obscene performance by a child – A Level 6 felony, punishable by six months to two and a half years’ incarceration and a fine up to $10,000
  • Dissemination of pornography to minors – A Level 6 felony, punishable by six months to two and a half years’ incarceration and a fine up to $10,000

It is possible for defendants to face multiple charges with a separate charge for each image or performance in question. Additionally, conviction of child pornography in Indiana requires that the defendant register for ten years as a sex offender. If they have previous convictions for sex crimes, they may be required to register for life. In Indiana, under Zachary’s Law, Indiana sheriff’s must require to jointly maintain provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders.

Because the penalties for this offense can be so severe, it’s vital to work with an experienced Indianapolis child pornography lawyer who can shield you from the harshest penalties.   

Potential Defenses To Child Pornography Cases

You’re likely feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of such heavy potential penalties However, there may be various defenses that you can raise. The Criminal Defense Team of Baldwin Perry & Wiley PC can help build an effective defense such as:

  • Unintentional possession, meaning that the pornographic material did not belong to you or you did not intend to possess it, such as if someone else used your computer and downloaded the material without your knowledge
  • Accidental possession, such as if you thought you were viewing adult material but it was actually child material or your computer was infected with a virus or malware
  • Illegal search and seizure if law enforcement found the material without a warrant or other legal justification 

Indiana has a defense specific to sexting if you and the other party involved were in a relationship, you are under 22 years old and less than four years older than the minor, the minor consented to the messages, and you did not share the images or videos with others.

Your Indiana child pornography lawyer will work closely with you to determine which defenses to raise in your case and your objectives. A plea bargain may be advisable in some situations, but you will ultimately determine whether you should accept an offer or proceed to trial.

Contact Our Indianapolis Child Porn Lawyers For Your Confidential Case Review

Were you charged with child pornography or was a warrant recently executed on your property in suspicion of child pornography? If so, The Criminal Defense Team can help protect your freedom, offer legal advice specific to your case, and fight for the best outcome possible for your case. 

Call us at (317) 687-8326 today for a confidential case consultation.