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A defendant who is facing charges of child pornography could be subject to harsh punishment if convicted, including steep fines and stiff prison sentences. Under Missouri state law, conviction of child pornography could mean punishments equivalent to that of a Class A felony. In federal cases, the penalties for child pornography can be extremely severe.

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Punishment for Child Pornography

The Missouri Revised Statute §573.010 defines child pornography as any obscene material depicting sexual conduct, contact, or performance, including a minor under the age of 18 as a participant or portrayed observer of the material. Child pornography is punishable under the same statute as sexual exploitation of a minor. An individual facing the charge of sexual exploitation may be convicted of a Class B felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

  • If the child involved with the crime was under the age of 14, conviction would be categorized as a Class A felony, carrying a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison.

The production of obscene material is not required to make an arrest for child pornography. Possession, both intentional and unintentional, of child pornography is punishable under Missouri state law as a Class C felony. The offense is punishable by up to 7 years in prison unless the minor depicted in the material was under the age of 14, in which case the crime would be considered a Class B felony.

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Conviction of a sex crime involving a child comes with additional ramifications that may follow the individual for the rest of his or her life. The state of Missouri requires all individuals who are convicted of the sexual exploitation of a minor to enroll with the state's sex offender registry. The registry is a public list intended to inform the public of possible sexual predators in the community. As such, anyone facing these allegations should be intent on working with a skilled St. Louis sex crime attorney capable of protecting their future.

Choosing The Hammer Law Firm, LLC

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our criminal lawyers are equipped with the skills required to present a solid defense on behalf of clients facing sex crimes charges. We are passionate about defending the rights and interests of our clients regardless of the charges they are facing and we want to do the same for you. Contact a St. Louis criminal defense attorney from our firm to discuss your situation today.

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Regardless of the charges you face, and no matter the nature of your case, you need to speak with someone who has the experience, passion, and determination to guide you through these troubling experiences. As time is such a crucial matter in strengthening your defense, we encourage you to schedule a free evaluation as soon as possible. Allow our attorneys to explain the charges you face and what we can do to help.

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