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Child Pornography Charges

Jan. 11 2019

You Can Face US Charges If You Make Illegal Porn in Another Country

You Can Face US Charges If You Make Illegal Porn in Another Country
Posted By: Sami Azhari

According to the US Sentencing Commission, “Congress has been particularly active over the last decade creating new offenses, increasing penalties, and issuing directives to the Commission regarding child pornography offenses.” Part of the rationale for increased child pornography [...]
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Jun. 28 2018

Common Sex Crime Charges in Illinois

Common Sex Crime Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Short of murder, sex crimes are some of the most grievous offenses a person can commit. Accordingly, sex crimes are severely charged and penalized, and a sex crime conviction carries a negative stigma that will come back to haunt you – possibly for the rest of your life. Most sex crimes [...]
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Jun. 7 2018

Strategies to Fight Your Illinois Child Pornography Charge

Strategies to Fight Your Illinois Child Pornography Charge
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child pornography charges are serious business. Even if you are caught in possession of a single file or image that is considered child pornography, you may be charged with a felony and end up on the Illinois sex offender registry. Partially because of this, child pornography convictions can [...]
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Dec. 15 2017

Did a Minor Sext You? In Illinois, You Could End Up with a Charge

Did a Minor Sext You? In Illinois, You Could End Up with a Charge
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Recently, a 43-year-old Round Lake man was convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old girl in a motel. It’s a sad story that most of us have probably heard versions of before. They met on a social media app online. She sent him sexts. They arranged for him to pick her up at her school and [...]
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Nov. 17 2017

What It Means in Illinois to “Possess” Child Pornography

What It Means in Illinois to "Possess" Child Pornography
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Do you know what constitutes a child pornography possession charge? One recent case in Illinois has already ended in a conviction. Former Air Force airman Robert Hollingsworth, 27, of Byron, was sentenced to a five-year prison sentence and $48,000 in restitution fees. He pled guilty to one [...]
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Nov. 3 2017

What You Need to Know about Illinois’ Child Pornography Laws

What You Need to Know about Illinois' Child Pornography Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child pornography is considered to be a form of child sexual exploitation, and has devastating emotional consequences for the victim. Therefore, child pornography charges in Illinois are quite serious due to the grievous nature of the offense. Penalties associated with conviction include lengthy [...]
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