Child Pornography Offences

Charged with Child Pornography

Understanding Child Pornography Laws in Canada

Child pornography is a serious crime in Canada with strict laws outlined in the Criminal Code. It is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer if you are accused of this offense, as the consequences can be significant.

Child Pornography Laws in Canada

 Canada has stringent laws in place to address child pornography. The Criminal Code defines child pornography broadly, and accessing or possessing materials classified as "obscene" can lead to severe penalties. Mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment apply upon conviction.

Legal Representation

If you are charged with a child pornography offense, it is highly recommended to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer. The complexity of the law, particularly in cases involving teenagers and young adults who may engage in "sexting," makes legal representation essential.

Understanding "Sexting"

The Criminal Code addresses the exchange of sexual pictures or videos involving individuals who appear to be under 18 years old. However, the legality of sexting can depend on specific circumstances and is highly fact-specific. It is important to note that the law can be unpredictable in its response to sexting. There are situations where teenagers sending sexual images or videos of people under 18 can be illegal.

Sex Offender Registry

Sex Offender Registry orders, which can last for 10 years to a lifetime, are determined based on the circumstances of each case. These orders are issued to individuals convicted of child pornography offenses.

Charged with Child Porn?

Understanding child pornography laws in Canada is essential, given the severe consequences and complexity of the legal framework. If you are facing charges related to child pornography, Kaley Hepburn, an experienced criminal lawyer, will vigorously defend you. With a proven track record of representing individuals charged with criminal offenses across southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Oakville, Ancaster, and Stoney Creek, Kaley Hepburn is well-equipped to protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to discuss your situation.

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