San Diego Child Pornography Defense Attorney



Child pornography crimes are particularly serious. Not only will a conviction have heavy penalties, but you could be branded as a sex offender for life and forced to register as a result of a conviction.

San Diego Federal Child Pornography Defense Attorney

Mr. Kleven is experienced with representing individuals in U.S. District Court charged with all manner of felonies and misdemeanors. Mr. Kleven has represented individuals charged with child pornography. Contact our office today to schedule a FREE initial consultation.

Child Pornography Prosecutions

Increasingly, law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney are prosecuting individuals for possession or distribution of child pornography (18 U.S.C. Section 2256). Being charged with such a crime is humiliating and embarrassing, and if convicted, a sentence may involve an extensive prison sentence and thousands of dollars of restitution. Prosecutors in child pornography cases typically seeks high sentences -- years and years in prison -- for possession of illegal images.

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Child pornography is any photograph, film, video, or computer generated image that portrays or depicts any minor in a sexually explicit fashion. Both the federal government and California have criminalized the production, distribution, and possession of visual depictions of all kinds that portray any minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Furthermore, due to the nature of the crimes, the overwhelming public disdain relating to these offenses and the age of the victims, the legislatures have enacted and mandated severe penalties in connection with child pornography offenses.

When facing prosecution for a child pornography offense, there may be several ways to successfully defend the case that will depend upon the underlying factual circumstances. In this type of case, the defense needs to be tailored to the underlying factual circumstances. A "cookie cutter" defense is an unsuccessful defense.

When You Need a Child Pornography Defense Attorney

If you have been contacted by law enforcement, a search warrant was obtained for your residence and/or computer, or you have been arrested you need an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If you think you might be under investigation for child pornography, please contact us right away.

We can help if you have been charged with either manufacturing or possession of child pornography. Message our office to today or call us at 619-796-3680 to schedule a FREE initial consultation.

Penalties for Conviction

Even a first time offender is subject to a substantial custodial sentence if convicted. Prison time is the norm, even in cases of mere possession. Cases involving distribution of child pornography -- for example, emailing a single image to an undercover agent or sharing imagings on a P2P network -- carry a mandatory minimum five-year sentence in federal prison. Maximum sentences range from 10 years to life imprisonment and Congress is constantly trying to raise them.

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