Lawyer For Child Porn In Arlington Virginia

Lawyer For Child Porn In Arlington Virginia

Lawyer For Child Porn In Arlington Virginia Violation Code 18.2-374.1:1

In Virginia, possession of child pornography is a criminal offense under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.1:1 and is punishable as a Class 6 felony.

Below is a sample case of possession of child porn in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

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Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.1:1,

“A. Any person who knowingly possesses child pornography is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

B. Any person who commits a second or subsequent violation of subsection A is guilty of a Class 5 felony….”

For a lot of our clients, possession of child pornography can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

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Lawyer For Child Porn In Arlington Virginia
Lawyer For Child Porn In Arlington Virginia

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Oliver v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant in Arlington was found guilty of producing sexually explicit material depicting a five-year-old girl in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.1(B)(2). He maintained that he was an artist when he took a numerous photographs of the girl in sexually explicit poses and sought permission of the girl’s mother to publish the photos. The court affirmed defendant’s conviction. The court held that the statute was reasonably restricted to achieve its goal of protecting children from child pornography and that the incidental restriction on alleged U.S. Const. amend. I freedoms was not greater than was essential to the furtherance of that interest. The court found that it was constitutionally sufficient for the prosecution to show that defendant had knowledge of the contents of the materials and that he knew the character and nature of their contents. The court ruled that testimony that defendant fondled the girl and masturbated in her presence was admissible because it showed defendant’s conduct and feeling toward the girl and their prior relationship. The court permitted the prosecution to solicit an expert opinion on whether the pictures appealed to a prurient interest.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Material which may be obscene for children is not necessarily obscene for adults, even though it is pornographic. Distribution of such pornography to children may constitutionally be forbidden by law. Distribution to adults can be proscribed only if the pornography is obscene by adult standards. Adults cannot be limited to reading or seeing only those things fit for children. Nudity alone is not enough to make material legally obscene. But the word “nudity” in subsection A does not exist in a statutory vacuum. The depiction of nudity is proscribed only if it is “obscene for children”. Moreover, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-390(2) defines nudity, in part, as a state of undress so as to expose the human male or female genitals. Patently offensive representations or descriptions of lewd exhibition of the genitals are among the plain examples of what a state statute could define for regulation. Such materials are not constitutionally protected if they depict or describe patently offensive hard core sexual conduct specifically defined by the regulating state law, as written or construed. Material depicting the lewd exhibition of a juvenile’s genitals is “hard core” obscenity for children.

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Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.