Child pornography is a hot topic among many in Tennessee law enforcement these days. A person who is facing possession of child pornography charges can feel like the whole world is against them. These charges are serious and can lead to prison time and a permanent damage to reputation.

Possession of child pornography in Tennessee is seriously prosecuted. A person who knowingly possesses these materials can face felony charges. Examples of child pornography include any material that shows a minor engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity. That can include intercourse, masturbation, exhibition of genitals, offensive physical contact of genitals and other situations.

The charges a person faces is based on how many images are in their possession. More than 50 images is a Class C felony and more than 100 images is a Class B felony. All of these felonies carry prison time of at least 3 years and thousands of dollars in fines. If a person is facing these serious charges they may want to contact a legal professional skilled in criminal defense. An attorney can help build a defense for the accused and help him tell his side of the story. They can help the accused reach an efficient resolution and work discretely to bring in forensic experts to help build the accused’s defense.

In Tennessee, possession of child pornography is a serious sex offense. The mere accusation of such a crime can lead to a ruined personal and professional reputation. It is important for those who are accused of such crimes to be prepared for an aggressive prosecution.

Source: Findlaw.com, “Tennessee child pornography laws,” accessed on Jan. 19, 2015