Beverly Hills Criminal Defense Attorney
About Internet Pornography Charges
Pornography on the internet is regulated by both California state law and federal law. The purpose of these regulations is similar to that of the purpose for regulating pornographic videos and magazines: to prevent the violation of obscenity laws and the exploitation of children. Obscene material on the internet is considered illegal and can result in prosecution of the person responsible for distributing it. This is illegality is a product of the fact that the First Amendment does not protect the right to obscene speech. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, something is considered obscene in the event that "to the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material, takes as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest."
If you have been charged with violating obscenity laws or child pornography laws in regards to the distribution of internet pornography, it is recommended that you contact a Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The penalties for a conviction can be steep, and include fines, jail or prison time, and civil/criminal forfeiture. An attorney will work diligently in your case with the goal of helping you avoid these penalties.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Beverly Hills
Mark Haushalter and Ryan Okabe have provided legal help to hundreds of individuals throughout Beverly Hills in their criminal cases. In the time following our establishment, we have tried a number of sex crime and internet pornography cases, and have obtained successful results for many of the clients we have represented. We urge you to contact our offices right away if you are facing charges related to internet pornography, so that we will have as much time as possible to build a comprehensive defense in your case.
Contact a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer
if you require professional legal help in fighting your internet pornography charges.