Have you been charge with Child Pornography In Adelaide?

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Very few charges create as much public fear and condemnation as a charge of possessing child exploitation material (CEM). It is a serious offence to possesses, distribute or access child pornography. Penalties of actual imprisonment are often imposed, even for first offenders.

In our view imprisonment is not necessarily the panacea in all cases. We at Woods Law believe that the communities’ best interests are also served by the offender’s rehabilitation. There is a lot of literature about the causes and factors which influence behaviour in this area.

We will assist you to work out your best path to prevent further offending and help you to put those measures in place.

Possession of Child Pornography In Adelaide South Australia

While all child pornography offending is serious some are more serious. If you are charged with the production or dissemination then it is deemed a serious sexual offence and actual imprisonment is mandatory unless the offence occurred in prescribed circumstances.

Many Commonwealth CEM charges also now carry mandatory imprisonment, although exceptional circumstances may be claimed. This includes offences of using a carriage service to access, disseminate and possess.

Not only are the penalties for CEM significant but offenders bear the life long obligation of being on the Child Sex Offenders Register.

Our experienced and successful team have assisted many people through the court process charged with the above type of offending. It is important to get the right advice at an early stage from criminal law specialists.

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Frequently Asked Possession of Child Pornography Questions

South Australian law states that a person who is in possession of child pornography knowing of its pornographic nature or intending to obtain access to child pornography, obtains access to child pornography or takes a step towards obtaining access to child pornography will be guilty of an offence.

A child is defined as a child under, or apparently under, the age of 17 years.

If you produce or disseminate child pornography then you commit a separate offence which in South Australia attracts mandatory imprisonment in most circumstances. In addition, if you face a Commonwealth Offence where you use a carriage service to access or disseminate you also face mandatory imprisonment. A simple sharing of a single file can result in significant consequences.

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  • The maximum penalty is 12 years imprisonment for a State possession charge. Presently, a suspended sentence may still be obtained.
  • The offence is aggravated if the persons depicted are under the age of 14 years.
  • For Dissemination and Production a suspended term of imprisonment is not available in South Australia unless the offence occurred in prescribed circumstances.
  • For most Commonwealth offences immediate release (Commonwealth equivalent of a suspended sentence) is not available if you are found guilty of dissemination or production. You need to establish exceptional circumstances.

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Hayder Al Hamdany
Hayder Al Hamdany
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tom warley
I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Woods & Co. Hugh has helped me out on more than one occasion and kept my mind at ease whilst ensuring a positive outcome each time. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
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Child Pornography offences are complex.  Use or experienced friendly team to assist you.