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Burlington County Child Pornography Defense Attorney

Top-Rated Distribution of Child Pornography Defense Lawyer in Burlington County, NJ Defends Clients Facing Child Pornography Charges in Camden County, Mercer County, Atlantic County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey 

Child pornography involves persons under the age of 18 and is not protected under the First Amendment. In New Jersey, child pornography laws are treated with very strict penalties. If you are convicted of child pornography charges in Burlington County, New Jersey, you may be on the New Jersey Sex Offender List for life. Additionally, an accusation of alleged child pornography involvement can instantly damage both your professional and personal reputation. Burlington County child pornography defense attorney Michele Finizio can help.

The New Jersey child pornography laws are established to protect children and prevent sexual exploitation. It is illegal to produce, transport, possess, distribute, sell, share, and look at child pornography that involves minors. And it is not a defense to claim that you may have believed that the person in the pornographic material was age 18 or over.

Given the severity of child pornography laws, if you have been accused of involvement in child pornography in Burlington County, contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, an experienced New Jersey child pornography defense lawyer. 

Types of Child Pornography Charges a Possession of Child Pornography Defense Lawyer in Burlington County, NJ Can Help You With

Burlington County Child Pornography Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of a child pornography offense (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4), you will be subject to both state and federal laws. Attorney Michelle Finizio, an experienced possession of child pornography defense lawyer in Burlington County, NJ is experienced in representing individuals accused of various child pornography offenses, including: 

  • Possession of child pornography 
  • Advertising child pornography 
  • Distribution of child pornography either electronically or physically 
  • Developing, printing, or producing child pornography materials 
  • Invoking child pornography ideas or themes on the internet including on online chats 

Courts apply broad definitions with child pornography charges. For example, even “sexting” – the sending of sexually explicit digital images, videos, text messages, or emails- can absolutely fall within the definition of child pornography charges in New Jersey. 

Under New Jersey Law, child pornography laws are intentionally established as very broad. In addition to the list of charges above, there is a catch-all child endangerment clause, which considers child pornography to include: Causing or permitting a child to engage in any prohibited sexual acts if you know or have reason to know or intend for the act to be filmed in any manner, including the Internet or will be part of an exhibition or performance.

Child pornography charges are almost always felony charges and, along with the prospect of lifetime registration on the New Jersey Sex Offender List, can involve large fines and lengthy imprisonment sentences. New Jersey has harsh penalties put in place for these crimes. If you have been charged with a crime implicating involvement with child pornography in Burlington County, contact The Law Offices of Michele Finizio today for a free and confidential discussion.

Enhanced Penalties for Child Pornography in Burlington County

Penalties and prison sentences are severe in New Jersey for those convicted of child pornography

New Jersey has extended the first-degree felony for parents to engage in child pornography to guardians and others responsible for a child’s care. Individuals who have been convicted of distributing more than 25 images of child pornography face a mandatory minimum prison sentence. First offenders face a minimum sentence of 5 years, while repeat offenders face a minimum 10-year sentence. Any individual in New Jersey who causes or permits the reproduction of child pornography will face an extended prison term for second or subsequent offenses.

No Early Release Act

The No Early Release Act ensures that anyone convicted of having engaged in child pornography may serve a minimum of 85% of their prison sentence. Furthermore, under certain convictions in New Jersey, there is a possibility of mandatory lifetime parole.

Child Pornography as a Federal Crime

Child pornography is both a state and federal crime. Because of the nature and complexity of criminal laws in the United States, it is important to retain an experienced and dedicated lawyer to navigate the complicated waters of both the state and federal child pornography laws.

The relevant federal laws addressing child pornography are:

  • 18 U.S.C. § 2251- Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • 18 U.S.C. § 2251A- Selling and Buying of Children
  • 18 U.S.C. § 2252- Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors
  • 18 U.S.C. § 2252A- Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography
  • 18 U.S.C. § 2260- Production of sexually explicit depictions of a minor for importation into the United States

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Serves Clients Facing Child Pornography Charges in Burlington County and All Other Localities in New Jersey

Child pornography laws in New Jersey are amongst the most stringent in the country. Anyone convicted of a child pornography offense will be listed on the New Jersey Sex Offender List for the rest of their lives. This can have a negative impact on your life in the long term. It can hinder you from securing employment or choosing where you live. It can result in the loss of child custody or child visitation rights. With so much at stake, it’s important to have the best possible defense. An experienced and knowledgeable Burlington County child pornography defense attorney from The Law Offices of Michele Finizio will provide you with the high-quality defense you need to get the best outcome in your case. 

The team at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio is experienced in representing individuals accused of child pornography offenses. We have a good track record of successfully defending the rights of our clients. We will fight tirelessly to secure the best outcome in your case. Contact us today to speak with an experienced distribution of child pornography defense lawyer in Burlington, NJ. We will review your case and help you understand your rights and options.  

About Burlington County, NJ 

Burlington County is a county within the State of New Jersey. It is in fact the largest county in the state in terms of area. With a population of 461, 860 by the 2020 US Census, the county is the 11th most populous county in the state. 

Burlington County has been recognized as one of the best places to live in New Jersey. It is generally affordable to live in the county with many of the residents owning their homes. Many professionals move to Burlington County to take advantage of the numerous job opportunities in the area. Families relocate to the area to access the public schools in the area which are highly rated. 

While Burlington County is generally safe, the county and the State of New Jersey in general have experienced a surge in child pornography offense cases. New Jersey’s Internet Crimes Against Children received three times as many tips related to child pornography in 2019 as they did in 2018. However, not all those accused of child pornography are guilty. If you or a loved one has been accused of a child pornography offense, get in touch with us. We will work to defend your rights. 

Reach Out to the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to Consult with an Experienced Burlington County Child Pornography Defense 

Have you been charged with a child pornography offense? A conviction for a child pornography offense can result in serious penalties including time behind bars and being listed as a sex offender. Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to consult with an experienced Burlington County Child pornography defense attorney. We will review the circumstances of your case and help you understand your rights and options. Our team has experience in successfully representing individuals accused of child pornography offenses. We will work tirelessly to secure the best outcome in your case. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take that first step to secure your freedom. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Pornography Law in Burlington County

I have not yet been charged with a child pornography offense but I have reason to believe that I am under investigation. Should I contact a lawyer?

Absolutely. Even if you are just being investigated and have not yet been formally charged with a child pornography crime, you should protect yourself by contacting The Law Offices of Michele Finizio. Our law firm has years of experience defending individuals accused of and charged with child pornography and related crimes. Contact us today for a free and confidential discussion.

I was accused of child pornography? Can I get my charges dropped?

Yes. However, you will need the help of an experienced Burlington County child pornography defense attorney to guide and represent you. We at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio are experienced in defending individuals accused of child pornography. Contact our law offices to have your case reviewed by an experienced and knowledgeable possession of child pornography defense lawyer in Burlington County, NJ. We will plan your defense and fight to get your charges dropped.

Does being convicted of a child pornography offense mean that I will be registered as a sexual offender?

Yes. Megan’s Law, signed into effect in 1994, makes sex offender registration and community notification provisions mandatory. If convicted of a child pornography offense, you may be required to be on the sexual offenders’ registry for life. This can have a major impact on your life in the long term. It is therefore important to take your defense seriously and seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. We at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio will fight to defend your rights. We will work to secure your future and get the best outcome possible in your case. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. We will get started with working on your defense right away.

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