What Is Child Pornography charges?
Child Pornography is governed by Section 163.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. It carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six months jail (if the Crown elects to go Summarily), or jail of 1-year (if the Crown elects to go Indictable). Child Pornography under the Code means a photographic, film, video or other representation, whether or not it is made by electronic or mechanical means. It generally would show a person depicted to be under the age of 18 yearss of age and is engaged in or depicted as engaged in sexual activity, or the dominant characteristic of which is the depiction is for a sexual purpose, of a sexual organ, or the anal region, of a person under the age of 18 years old.
Child Pornography is a very serious offence because it does carry mandatory minimum sentences. Upon being arrested, you will be questioned by the police and it is important to speak to a criminal lawyer immediately so you can understand your rights.
Section 163.1 of the Code also makes it an offence to have any written material or visual representation; a print, publication, imports, distributes, sells or possesses for the purpose of publication or sale. If you are charged with making or distributing child pornography, you will be held in bail court and will require release by a judge or a justice.
At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Criminal Lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help you defend a child pornography charge. We regularly appear for our clients defending child pornography charges in Brampton, Milton, Newmarket and Toronto. When you retain our office, you are hiring competent lawyers who will give you the time to explain your side of the story. We will review your disclosure once you have retained us and we will successfully defend your case in the courts. If you would like to discuss your criminal charge of child pornography, please contact us at (647) 607-7529 and speak to a Criminal Lawyer immediately in a free, no-obligation telephone consultation. We want to help you through this difficult time, and our primary focus above all is to have your child pornography vigorously defended in the courts.
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