Child Pornography Attorney | Serving Austin, TX
Inside Knowledge From A Former Prosecutor
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If you have been accused of possessing or distributing child pornography, a skilled attorney can be crucial to the defense of your case. Penalties for possessing and/or distribution child pornography are steep and carry fines and prison sentences. Before taking other action, by contacting an Austin attorney, you can potentially minimize any further risk to you.
Viewing, possessing, distributing or creating child pornography is illegal under both state and federal law. Child pornography is anything that depicts a person under 18 years old engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Child pornography can include pictures, videos and online content.
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