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Child Pornography Defense Attorney in Lansing, MI
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If you are facing child pornography charges or are under investigation for child pornography possession or distribution, you are probably feeling extremely anxious about what the future holds for you. The penalties for a child pornography conviction can be incredibly severe and when in such an intense, vulnerable situation, a Lansing criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in how your case is resolved.
I am a skilled lawyer who is familiar with how these cases are prosecuted in Michigan. I am driven to provide my clients with aggressive yet empathetic legal representation, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Understanding Michigan Penal Code 750.145c
In Michigan, pornographic materials featuring minors is known as Child Sexually Abusive Material, or CSAM. Creation of CSAM is considered a Child Sexually Abusive Activity, or CSAA, and knowingly possessing this material is a felony. The definition of and penalties related to child pornography are outlined in Michigan Penal Code 750.145c.
Child pornography charges cover a wide range of acts including
- Persuading, coercing, or allowing a child to engage in sexually abusive activity related to the production of sexually explicit material
- Distributing or promoting child pornography
- Child pornography possession or the act of seeking to possess child pornography
In addition to outlining the boundaries of these criminal acts, this code also identifies the various penalties of a conviction, which could include hefty fines, a lengthy prison sentence, and a permanent criminal record.
Everyone Deserves High-Quality Legal Representation
In the court of public opinion, an individual charged with a crime is often immediately assumed to be guilty. This is especially the case with charges related to child pornography.
As a dedicated Lansing criminal defense attorney familiar with handling these types of cases, I know how damaging these assumptions can be to your life and your mental health. I am dedicated to providing my clients with compassionate, detail-oriented legal representation that considers all angles. When you work with me, I thoroughly investigate your situation, help you understand the charges brought against you, and work tirelessly to protect your rights. When it feels like the world is against you, Coontz Law is here to help.