Nashville Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Attorney

Under Tennessee state statutes, it is illegal to knowingly possess any material that depicts a minor participating in or simulating some sexual activity that is patently offensive. If found guilty of possession of this material, a person will be charged with sexual exploitation of a minor which can have punishments ranging from class C to class B felonies. The law takes extensive measures to protect the safety of minors and as a result, the criminal penalties for crimes associated with minors are significantly higher.

At Horst Law, our attorneys are dedicated to defending the rights of all our clients. We strive to build the strongest legal defense possible to maximize the possibility of a reduced sentence or dismissal. Contact our office today at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about how we can help you in your sexual exploitation of a minor case.

Penalties for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Penalties for sexual exploitation of a minor can vary depending on the severity of the crime. In many instances, sexual exploitation of a minor can be distinguished by two different levels: normal or aggravated. In aggravated sexual exploitation cases, a person is accused of knowingly promoting, selling, distributing, or transporting material that shows a child engaged in sexual activity. The penalties for both cases of sexual exploitation of a minor can also depend on the amount of illegal material possessed. A person can be charged with separate counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for each article that they possess, up to 25 when it is considered a class B felony. Penalties for the sexual exploitation of a minor include:

  • Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Class C Felony – Three to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10000
  • Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Class B Felony – Eight to 30 years in prison and fines up to $25000

The penalties for sexual exploitation of a minor are severe and can affect the remainder of a person’s life if they are convicted for it. It is imperative that if you are charged with this crime that you seek legal representation immediately to begin building a legal defense.

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Contact a Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Attorney

If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual exploitation of minor, know that with the proper legal representation you may be able to reduce your sentence or have your case dismissed. At Horst Law, our Nashville criminal defense attorneys have been helping people accused of crimes build effective legal defenses for many years. Contact our office at (615) 403-2971 today to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.