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Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography

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Do you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Fresno for the charges of Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography? If you have been arrested or charged with a sex crime involving a minor, it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help right away.  

What is Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography?

Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the exact nature of the crime. California defines child pornography as any matter or material showing sexual conduct by a person under the age of 18.

  • “Matter or material” includes films, photographs, negatives, slides, videotapes, or computer-generated images/video.
  • “Sexual conduct” includes sexual intercourse, oral copulation, anal intercourse, and masturbation.

Child pornography laws in California are set forth in Penal Code Sections 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 311.4, 311.10, and 311.11.

It is a crime in California to knowingly:

  • send, transport, produce, possess, or duplicate any child pornography with the intent to distribute it
  • develop, duplicate, print, or exchange any child pornography
  • hire, employ, use, persuade, or coerce a minor to participate in the production of child pornography
  • advertise obscene child pornography for sale or distribution
  • possess or control any child pornography that was produced using a minor

Penalties for Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography

The penalties for Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography vary depending on the offense committed but often include prison time, thousands of dollars in fines, and registering as a sex offender.

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Legal Defenses for Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography

If the accused can show that the material they possessed or distributed does not fit the legal definition of child pornography, that would be a legal defense to fight the charges.

If the accused can show that they did not knowingly possess or distribute child pornography, or if the prosecutor cannot prove that they did, then this could be a legal defense.

If the police obtained evidence of the alleged possession / distribution of child pornography without a search warrant or with a defective warrant, the charges could get reduced or even dismissed.

If law enforcement officers lured the accused into possession / distribution of child pornography, and if the accused can show they only committed the crime because of the entrapment, that is a legal defense for the charges.

False accusations out of spite or other malicious intent sometimes occur. Proving the accusation is false is a legal defense against possession / distribution of child pornography.

Have you been legally accused of possession / distribution of child pornography? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Defense Attorney for Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Sex Crimes such as RapeKidnappingProstitution/Solicitation, and Child Molestation to name a few.

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Your Defense Attorney for Possession / Distribution of Child Pornography

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Sex Crimes such as RapeKidnappingProstitution/Solicitation, and Child Molestation to name a few.

10.0Mark A. Broughton
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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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