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Many states have extremely harsh punishments for child pornography offenders.
In general, the laws regarding child pornography include prohibiting the
making or distribution of images depicting or involving a minor under
the age of 18. “Images” includes videos, films, or photos
of minors participating in sexual acts or showing body parts specified
by Illinois law. The state will also punish people for allowing their
children to participate in child pornography or who coerce their children
to participate. The state also prosecutes those who merely possess pornography
If you’ve been accused of possessing, making, or distributing child
pornography, you will face some severe penalties, legally, fiscally, and
socially. Ensure that you have someone you can count on to defend you.
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Most offenses in this category are considered Class 1 felonies, which can
result in imprisonment in a range from 4 to 15 years. However, this varies
depending on the circumstances of the crime. Possession of child pornography
might only be prosecuted as a Class 3 felony, which can lead to 2 to 5
years in prison. Likewise, for each subsequent offense, the prosecution
might seek increased sentencing. The state might also fine an accused
person anywhere from $1,000 to $100,000 depending on the situation.
One of the worst parts of a child pornography or aggravated child pornography
charge is mandatory sex offender registration in the state. Sex offenders
must register at least each year for life, beginning with the date of
conviction or, if the defendant is sentenced to probation, beginning with
the date of release from prison.
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Life as a sex offender can be tough. Residency requirements can often
be difficult to handle, and registration also comes with a heavy social
stigma. Talk to one of our
skilled criminal defense attorneys
at Ahmad Law Firm. We are highly rated attorneys who are dedicated to
advocating for people’s rights and freedoms.
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