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The Severity Of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor In Arizona

In today’s social media age, it is becoming increasingly easier to post, share, download, and upload all sorts of images, pictures, videos, and data. On top of this, the availability of media and data is readily accessible through smartphones, tablets, computers, and laptops. We live in a world where the internet makes it easy to access all sorts of information, including media, data, and social interaction. It is all at our fingertips. Unfortunately, as convenient as it is to have this technology within reach, it is often used in ways that could hurt people and/or violate the law.

Over the past decade, there has been an influx of cases involving the exploitation of minors. These cases involve instances where a minor is recorded, filmed, or photographed in a sexually explicit manner or conduct. The distribution, transmission, or possession of such acts can result in serious charges. In Arizona, the law provides mandatory sentencing, which can cause dire repercussions. If convicted, the defendant’s punishment will depend on the victim’s age and whether there is an existing criminal record. For more detailed information on the penalties that coincide with sexual exploitation of a minor, it is advised to talk to a knowledgeable sexual exploitation of minors attorney who represents clients in Arizona.

If you have been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, it is imperative that you hire an experienced sexual exploitation of a minor attorney. The stringent penalties and consequences associated with sexual exploitation of minors can follow a person for the rest of their lives. A skilled sexual exploitation of minors attorney can help build a strong defense and work towards fighting the charges.

Child Pornography

Child pornography is a form of sexual exploitation of minors. According to federal law, child pornography is any “visual depiction” of a minor engaging in “sexually explicit conduct.” Visual depictions can include photographs, videos, or other types of images. Child pornography offenses carry significant penalties. Anyone who is being investigated for child pornography should immediately consult with a child pornography attorney.

Being accused of child pornography can ruin the accused’s life and reputation. These types of charges should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with a crime relating to child pornography or sexual exploitation of a minor, seeking the counsel of a child pornography attorney should be your top priority. Many times, unsuspecting individuals are arrested and charged with a crime they did not commit. With the rise of technology, peer-to-peer software, and file-sharing practices, it is not difficult to get caught in a dangerous web. Many large files that are shared and downloaded can include child pornography, even if the content is only meant to have music.

Federal agents and local law enforcement diligently work towards uncovering child pornography violations. They will download the same file-sharing software to track and locate child pornography offenders. If you have been served with a warrant for your arrest, your next step is to recruit the legal assistance of a child pornography attorney. It is extremely difficult to fight child pornography charges. For this reason, it is paramount that you seek a highly qualified child pornography attorney to help defend your case.

If you are charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor you need an attorney experienced in handling this type of crime.

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A.R.S. 13-3553

A.R.S. §13-3553 defines the crime of sexual exploitation as “Distributing, transporting, exhibiting, receiving, selling, purchasing, electronically transmitting, possessing or exchanging any visual depiction in which a minor is engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct.”

Under A.R.S. §13-705, each image of child pornography carries a mandatory prison sentence of 10-24 years. This is a mandatory sentence that cannot be reduced by the Court.

This prison sentence is also “flat” time meaning that you are not eligible for early release from prison. These crimes are very technical, and you need to call an attorney who has the technical background to assist you with your case. We have handled these types of crimes for years, attended conferences on the newest investigative techniques, and we are fully equipped to assist you with your case.

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