Child Pornography

§11–207. Child Pornography Defense Lawyers

A Maryland child pornography charge is extremely serious. If suspected of being in possession of child pornography, or dealing in child pornography, you can be arrested and many of your personal assets can be seized such as your personal computer, laptop and hard drive. If images involving children under the age of 18 are found the police can form the basis for a criminal charge. A child pornography charge of any type is a felony in Maryland and your life will never be the same if you are convicted. If you are facing child pornography charges in Maryland you need to speak with a Baltimore County Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately.

If you have been accused of a sex crime or sex offense in the Baltimore, MD or Columbia, MD areas please call Baltimore Sex Crime Defense Attorney John G. Turnbull immediately. His Towson criminal law office can be reached at (410) 321-8860. Or, you can email Baltimore County Criminal Defense Attorney John G. Turnbull III here. By retaining a skilled Columbia Maryland Criminal Lawyer you will know that your rights will be fully protected. Mr. Turnbull offers free consultations to those accused of sex crimes and sex offenses in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County, Maryland.

Maryland Penalties For Child Porn Possession Charges

Merely being possession of child pornography in Maryland is an incredibly serious criminal offense. Being caught dealing in, or distributing child pornography, is equally as serious. If convicted you will be facing heavy fines, fees, a prison sentence as well as mandatory sex offense registration.

Maryland Dealing In Child Pornography Laws

There is a second type of child pornography charge which is dealing in child porn. Is is also sometimes referred to as distributing child porn. If you are caught sharing kiddie porn images via the internet the charges are totally separate from child porn possession charges. The consequences may be more severe as the sharing of child pornography is often charged under federal statutes.

Dealing in child pornography is a felony in Maryland that will exert extremely serious and life long consequences on your life if convicted. If you are facing dealing in child pornography charges in Maryland you need to speak with a Towson Maryland criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Under Maryland law a person is guilty of dealing in child pornography if:

1. The person knowingly publishes or makes available for public distribution or sale by any means, including but not limited to computer, any book, magazine, periodical, pamphlet, photograph, Internet site or web page which depicts a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act, or knowingly publishes or makes available for public distribution or sale by any means, including computer, any other visual depiction of a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act; or”.

2. The person knowingly ships, transmits, mails or transports by any means, including by computer or any other electronic or digital method, any “book, magazine, periodical, pamphlet, video, or film depicting a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act, or knowingly ships, transmits, mails or transports by any means, including by computer or any other electronic or digital method, any other visual depiction of a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act; or”.

3. The person knowingly advertises, promotes, presents, describes, transmits or distributes any visual depiction, exhibition, display or performance with intent to create or convey the impression that such visual depiction, exhibition, display or performance is or contains a depiction of a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act; or”

Maryland Penalties For Child Pornography Charges

If you are caught dealing, filming, producing or distributing kiddie porn images via computer, laptop, cell phone, I-Pad on internet the charges are totally separate from child porn possession charges. The consequences may be more severe than being in possession of child pornography.

You may also face lifelong mandatory sex offender registration. This will impact every area of your life such as employability, where you can live, where you can go and obtaining housing. You may also lose certain civil liberties if convicted of dealing in child pornography. Child pornography charges are first degree felonies in Maryland.

Child Pornography Defense In Maryland

As your legal counsel Mr. Turnbull will get to know the details of your Maryland sex crime case. In an ideal scenario your sex offense charges can get dismissed. If that is not possible perhaps a reduction in charges is a viable strategy. Knowing what is involved if you are convicted Mr. Turnbull will fight to defend your rights and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. He has a long standing history of successfully defending those accused of sex crimes in the Annapolis, Baltimore and Bel Air, Maryland areas.

Contact A Maryland Child Pornography Defense Lawyer

Baltimore Maryland Child Porn Defense Attorney John G. Turnbull III has many years experience handling all types of sex crimes throughout Maryland. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Maryland please call Mr. Turnbull at (410) 321-8860. You can also email Columbia Maryland Sex Offense Lawyer John G. Turnbull III here. Contact Mr. Turnbull immediately and let him protect your child’s rights, reputation, freedom and future. With his many years of experience he is very knowledgeable in terms of Maryland Sex Offense Laws.