Child Pornography in Georgia
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Child pornography charges are considered some of the most serious and devastating
criminal allegations a person can face. In addition to prison time, fines,
and registration as a sex offender if convicted, mere allegations can
cause irreparable harm to your professional reputation, community standing,
and personal life. Even if you accidentally click on a link or perform
a search, law enforcement can show up to your door and arrest you.
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Child Pornography Laws & Penalties
Child pornography is defined as photographs, videos, and other viewable
material which depicts the sexual exploitation of a minor child. There
are several types of child pornography offenses in Georgia.
These specific crimes include:
- Possession of child pornography
- Distribution or production of child pornography
- Peer-to-peer sharing over the internet
- Solicitation through online chatrooms and messaging services
The penalties upon conviction depend on the circumstances of the case,
the defendant’s criminal history, and other factors. However, they
are always harsh in nature.
According to state law, child pornography penalties include imprisonment
between five and 20 years, a maximum $100,000 fine, and registration as
a sex offender potentially for your entire life. If you are registered
as a sex offender, it can be difficult to get a job, apply for college,
find housing, and take advantage of other opportunities in life.
Keep in mind, child pornography is also a federal offense. Since this
sex crime often involves the internet, crossing state lines could mean that the
federal government has jurisdiction over the case. A conviction in federal
court can lead to more severe punishment.
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