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Most offenders of Maryland Federal child pornography crimes are not aware of the harsh penalties imposed by Maryland law for child pornography offenses.

If you are charged with child pornography offenses in Maryland, it is highly advisable to obtain the assistance of an Maryland Federal Child Pornography attorney

Most people are unaware as to what constitutes child pornography. In most cases, content involving masturbation, intercourse, bestiality, sadistic abuse, masochistic abuse, public display of minor’s genitals or pubic area is considered sexually explicit content.

Possession, distribution, receipt and production of Illicit pornography of a minor is considered a serious offense by government rule. Distribution of Illicit pornography of a minor in Maryland is also punishable as a government offense. When distribution happens over state borders and affects interstate trade, such distribution gets converted to a government offense and government authorities begin an investigation of the offense.

Some acts that are a considered a government offense involving Illicit images of minors are sending Illicit images of minor to other states using public or postal services, shared Illicit images of minor content by internet even if sent within the state, digitally sharing Illicit images of minor content to other states or foreign countries using a digital device.

The federal penalty for child pornography possession is 10 years imprisonment for the first-time offender. When the offender is not a first-time violator of the law a 20 year imprisonment is imposed.

The penalty imposed varies based on the age of the victim. If the minor in the content is below 12 years of age, the first time violator of the law may be punished with 20 years. For Illicit images of minor distribution, federal rule imposes a punishment of 5 years minimum to 20 years maximum punishment.

For child pornography production in Maryland, federal rule sentences propose an imprisonment of 15 to 30 years and a fine is also imposed.

Sex offender registration is another important aspect of federal law. Anyone found guilty of a Maryland child pornographic offense should register as sex offender. Most people are unaware about the implications of such registration.

Registering as a sex offender requires the registering of the offender’s name, address and other details so that the public will know that such people are convicted sex offenders.

This registration is the most harmful effect of being convicted under government law for child pornography. Sex offender registration will impact an individual’s life even after release from prison and most often their personal life and employment take a setback due to this.

Sex offender registration also imposes restrictions on the offender as to his residence; he should be away from schools and playgrounds.

There is a difference between how Federal law and Maryland law punishes offenders based on the age of the minor. While in MD the age of consent is recognized to be 16, Federal law recognizes all persons below the age of 18 to be minors.

Due to this difference, what is considered as an offense under federal law may not illegal in Maryland. If you are charged with Maryland Federal child pornographic offense, you should consult a Maryland Federal Child Pornography lawyer immediately.

Mr. Sris is an extremely experienced Maryland Federal child pornography lawyer. B