Encouraging a Minor to Sent Sexually Explicit Photos
Child pornography is taboo across New Hampshire and if convicted you could face severe penalties.
Law enforcement officers take these charges very seriously and prosecutors will work aggressively to build a strong case against you. That’s why you need an aggressive and strong criminal defense lawyer such as Michael Anzalone of Nashua, New Hampshire.
At The Anzalone Law Firm, we don’t judge our clients. We work hard to get the best possible outcome for them. So, you’ll want to call us today to get started in building a defense case.
The first thing you should know is that you shouldn’t talk to police officers without your attorney present. You need to have legal representation any time you talk to someone about your case. That’s because anything that you say can be used against you as your case heads to court.What are These Charges?
You can be prosecuted on charges of enticing a minor to send sexually explicit pictures if there is reason to believe that you asked for these pictures. Say for example, you asked a 16-year-old to send you pictures of her in a compromising position, and her parents found out. They could contact authorities and an arrest warrant could be brought against you.
It’s that simple. In some cases, a high school student who forwards a picture of his naked girlfriend to a friend, could be accused of enticing a minor to send explicit pictures on the internet.
Think about it for a minute. This can be devastating for a teenager. His life can be wrecked for something that he didn’t consider to be child porn. He could, if convicted, be required to register as a sex offender. This is before going to college, before starting a career. He would be embarking on life as a sex offender upon conviction.
Technological advances have placed minors in situations that would have been unimaginable a decade ago.
Parents should warn teens of what can happen if sexually explicit photos are exchanged. They should advise them never to send such pictures.
But if you, or your child, is accused of enticing someone to send sexually explicit photos, the best thing you can do is to have an aggressive criminal defense attorney representing you.
This is where Michael Anzalone can help. He is well qualified to represent you for charges at the state or federal level. Sometimes sex charges are federal, so it’s an important question to ask when looking for a lawyer.
You can read about these charges in the state’s child protection act.
These are the kinds of charges that can be life-altering, especially for a teenager. But even adults have a lot to lose if they are convicted on this kind of charge. For example, your reputation may be shot if you are arrested on sex charges. And, if you are convicted, you could face a long prison sentence and be required upon release from jail to register as a sex offender.
Please call us today at 603.548.3797 to schedule a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.