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Houston Child Pornography Lawyer

Attorney Greg Tsioros

Child Pornography

Child Pornography Charges Defense in Houston: Brazoria, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties

Section 43.26 of the Texas Penal Code describes the crimes of owning and distributing child pornography. The ownership of child pornography is the lesser of the two charges and occurs whenever an individual possesses images that depict children under the age of 18 participating in sexual behavior. When an individual possesses multiple identical copies of an image, he or she is said to be promoting child pornography.

Facing child pornography charges? Call the Law Office of Greg Tsioros today at (832) 752-5972 for a free consultation.

Possible Punishments

Possession of child pornography is considered to be a serious offense because it victimizes minors. As such, the state of Texas normally imposes prison sentences for those who are convicted of these crimes. The length of jail time can be up to 10 years for someone who is guilty of possessing child pornography. This amount increases to 20 years for those who are guilty of promoting child pornography. Since it is considered a sex crime, convicted persons are required to register as sex offenders and may be forced to undergo psychiatric therapy.

After an arrest, an individual who is charged with child pornography may face other obstacles as a result. Some of these hardships may include:

  • Restrictions on where he or she may live
  • Ineligibility for employment in certain industries
  • Loss of occupational license
  • Limited cell phone and computer privileges

Don’t face child pornography accusations alone; let criminal defense attorney Greg Tsioros help. Call (832) 752-5972 today.

Affirmative Defenses

In order to be found guilty of owning or distributing child pornography, the state of Texas has to prove that an individual knowingly possessed sexual images of children. This opens the door for some affirmative defenses to be used in a person’s favor:

  • The defendant believed that the depicted child was of legal age
  • The content in question is possessed by another individual
  • The accused had attempted to destroy the content
  • The defendant’s computer was hacked into
Strong Support and Aggressive Defense

When charged with child pornography, the accused may feel embarrassed or suffer from emotional and mental distress. It is very important to have a caring, sympathetic attorney like Greg Tsioros who provides a thorough and aggressive defense.He is a former Harris County prosecutor who is proficient in defending child pornography cases.

For a free legal consultation, please call (832) 752-5972 today.