Los Angeles Child Pornography Defense Lawyer

Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Attorney

Arrested for child pornography in Los Angeles? Child pornography refers to material depicting children being in a state of undress, engaged in erotic poses or actual sexual activity. Abuse of the child occurs during sexual acts which are recorded in the production of child pornography, and the effects of the abuse of the child are compounded by the wide distribution and lasting availability of photographs of the abuse. The production, distribution, receipt or possession of child pornography is illegal under both California State Law and under Federal Law. Both State and Federal Law carry serious penalties, including lengthy prison sentences for any criminal offense related to child pornography.

It is essential that you consult a Los Angeles sex crimes defense lawyer as soon as possible, in order to help ensure that your rights and future freedom are protected – even in the face of serious child pornography allegations.

Internet Proliferation

The Internet has fundamentally changed how child pornography is reproduced and disseminated and, according to the United States Department of Justice, resulted in a massive increase in the availability, accessibility, and volume of child pornography. The production of child pornography has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Child pornography is among the fastest growing crimes on the internet. Digital cameras and Internet distribution facilitated by the use of credit cards and the ease of transferring images across national borders has made it easier than ever for users of child pornography to obtain the photographs and videos.

However, an individual may not have intentionally downloaded child pornography, an automated program or virus may have placed files on your computer without your knowledge. And yet, you may find yourself in a situation where you are now facing a criminal investigation or charges of child pornography. It is crucial to have a child pornography defense lawyer on your side to protect your rights.


Sexting refers to a recently increasing practice in which people use cell phone messaging to send nude or seminude images of themselves to others (such as friends or dating partners). These may be passed along to others or be posted on the Internet. Due to sexting by minors, some teenagers have been charged with possessing and/or distributing child pornography resulting in unintended consequences and unintended uses of child pornography laws.

Child Pornography May Be a Federal Offense!

As stated above, a child pornography charge may be a federal offense. Federal sentencing guidelines regarding child pornography differentiate between production, distribution and purchasing/receiving, and also include variations in severity based on the age of the child involved in the materials, with significant increases in penalties when the offense involves a prepubescent child or a child under the age of 12. In addition, Federal law makes it a criminal offense to pander or solicit child pornography.

In these situations, you will need an experienced Los Angeles child pornography defense attorney on your side who can be effective in both State and Federal Court and who isn’t afraid of going up against experienced and aggressive Federal prosecutors and Federal law enforcement agents.

Los Angeles Child Pornography Attorney Robert M. Bernstein

Robert M. Bernstein is an experienced Los Angeles child pornography defense lawyer who is licensed to practice law in both State and Federal Courts in California, and the United States Supreme Court. As a former prosecutor, working directly under United States Attorney General Janet Reno, Mr. Bernstein has an understanding of both sides of the criminal process as it applies to these types of charges.

The Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein are located in Beverly Hills, California, and we defend child pornography cases throughout Los Angeles and the state of California.

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