Portland Child Pornography Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of a crime involving child pornography, contact Portland sex crimes defense attorney Jeff Siefman right away to get the experienced legal counsel you need. Child pornography crimes, which include the creation, distribution, download, and possession of materials depicting minors under the age of 18 engaging in sexually explicit conduct, are some of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of. Law enforcement and the courts take these crimes seriously and the penalties, if you are found guilty, can be devastating to your life and livelihood.

At Siefman Law, LLC, we know how terrifying the prospect of being convicted of a crime involving child pornography can be. A guilty verdict may result in fines, years in prison, sex offender registration, and irreparable damage to your reputation, relationships, and ability to live your life. To combat these allegations, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the laws in Oregon and who has successfully helped others in your same situation get the charges against them reduced or dropped altogether.

If you have been arrested and charged with the creation, distribution, or possession, of child pornography, you should immediately contact Portland sex crime defense attorney Jeff Siefman to discuss your defense. Every move you make during these proceedings has irreversible consequences, so you cannot afford to simply wait and hope for the best. Attorney Jeff Siefman is ready to help you protect your freedom and your future by helping you build a convincing defense against the allegations you face. Call us today at (503) 395-2135 to schedule a confidential consultation right away.

Oregon Child Pornography Laws

In Oregon, there are numerous laws concerning child pornography. These include:

  • Encouraging child sexual abuse, first degree: This law prohibits the creation and distribution of sexually explicit content involving a child. You may not develop, duplicate, publish, exchange, sell, or otherwise disseminate this kind of content. Possession with the intent to do so is also prohibited. This law also prohibits you from possessing or viewing this content with the intent to distribute it. The offender is aware that the creation of the material involved child abuse.
  • Encouraging child sexual abuse, second/third degree: These laws prohibit the possession, viewing, and purchase of sexually explicit content involving a child, without intent to sell or distribute. If you were aware the creation of the material involved child abuse, you will be charged in the second degree; if not, you will be charged in the third degree.
  • Using child in display of sexually explicit conduct: This law prohibits you from amongst other things allowing or compelling a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct with intent for recording or viewing, whether through force, payment, or by request. This is also a measure 11 crime punishable by 70 months in prison.
  • Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child, first/second degree: These laws prohibit the possession or viewing of sexually explicit content involving a child. If you use the content to make a child engage in sexual activities, you will be charged in the first degree; if you only intended to use the content to make a child engage in sexual activities, you will be charged in the second degree.

If you have been accused of any of these crimes, attorney Jeff Siefman is prepared to stand up for you and help you fight back against these charges.

Penalties for Child Pornography Related Convictions

Any crime involving child pornography is a serious matter and a conviction can include severe penalties. Except for encouraging child abuse in the third degree, every one of these crimes is considered a felony, ranging from Class A to C. The possible penalties for these felonies include:

  • Class A: Up to 20 years in prison and up to $375,000 in fines
  • Class B: Up to 10 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines
  • Class C: Up to 5 years in prison and up to $125,000 in fines

Additionally, being convicted of child pornography will require you to register as a sex offender. As a sex offender, you will lose many rights and freedoms that up until now you may not even have realized that you enjoyed. Registered sex offenders lose privacy and anonymity, and can be located at all times. They also can find it difficult, or even impossible, to find a place to live, a job, or a school that will accept them.

If you have been accused of child pornography, you cannot afford to lose your legal battle. Your privacy, freedom, reputation, and quality of life are all on the line.

How We Can Help

At Siefman Law, LLC, we firmly believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. A mere allegation does not mean that you will be convicted, and you should not have to suffer unfair judgment in the eyes of your family, friends, and neighbors. If there is any reasonable doubt of your guilt, we will find it and argue it. We are familiar with child pornography cases, so we know how the prosecution will try to build their case. We will explore every avenue available to defend you, including:

  • Whether the police violated your rights when searching your computer
  • Whether the material actually depicts a minor
  • Whether someone else had access to your computer
  • Whether you were even aware that the images were on your computer
  • And put together the mitigation evidence needed

We will work tirelessly to investigate your case and build best possible defense strategy on your behalf. We know how much is on the line, and it is our goal to minimize the impact these allegations will have on your future.

We also know how sensitive these matters can be. Your consultation with us is always completely confidential, so you can get discreet legal advice to discuss your options. After you hire us, we will conduct our investigation with as much tact and anonymity as possible, so that you can avoid any additional damage to your reputation and relationships.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

If you have been accused of a crime involving child pornography, the Portland sex crime defense lawyers at Siefman Law, LLC are ready to help you. We have helped defend hundreds of people just like you against serious allegations including child pornography, so we have the knowledge, skills, and experience you need on your side. The consequences of being found guilty could alter your life forever, so make sure that you have a legal team that has successfully handled cases like these in the past. To schedule a free and discreet consultation to tell us your side of the story, call us today at (503) 395-2135.