Obscenity crimes deal with a vast array of actions that generally involve sex offenses. Most of the prosecution for obscenity is currently taking place in Federal Court, dealing primarily with the possession and distribution of child pornography. Obscenity crimes are very serious offenses that, if convicted, result in a lot of jail time. Several federal statutes outlaw crimes involving obscenity, child pornography and interstate sex offenses. It is illegal to mail any obscene matter, produce child pornography or travel interstate or internationally for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual activity.*
Most often, evidence is gathered through search of homes, computers and other electronic storage devices. If law enforcement agents come to your house asking to search your home and electronic devices, do not consent to this search. A search of your personal property demands a proper warrant. If law enforcement agents gather evidence without your consent and without a warrant, it may be an illegal search and seizure. Any evidence that is found against you in an illegal search and seizure is not admissible in court.
It is important to contact a qualified obscenity criminal defense lawyer to start protecting your rights as soon as you suspect you may be charged with an obscenity crime. An experienced attorney can provide you with the legal advice and assistance you need to make sure your rights are protected and you are not falsely convicted of a crime.
If you have been accused of or arrested for an obscenity crime, contact the law offices of Jeffrey D. Bramer, P.C. for aggressive representation by an experienced obscenity criminal defense attorney.
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*Congress enacted the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act in 1988. It can be found at 18 U.S.C. 2252 (http://law.cornell.edu/uscode/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00002252—-000-/l).