POSSESSING CHILD EXPLOITATION MATERIAL LAWYERS BRISBANE
Have you been accused of possessing child exploitation material and need urgent help? Our Brisbane sexual offence lawyers are here and ready to help you. Contact us on (07) 3153 6215 for expert legal advice.
What to do if you are accused of possessing child exploitation material in Brisbane?
If the police allege you possessed child exploitation material, then you need expert legal advice. Our sexual offence lawyers are here and ready to help you. Contact our experts today on 1800 529 000 and start protecting your future.
What is child exploitation material in Brisbane?
Child exploitation material is material that would likely cause offence to an adult that involves a child under 16 years of age:
- in a sexual context; or
- in an offensive or demeaning context; or
- being subjected to abuse, cruelty or torture.
The definition also includes a description of or representation of a person who is, or apparently a child under the age of 16 years.
What is possessing child exploitation material in Brisbane?
Knowingly possessing child exploitation material is a crime under Section 228D of the Criminal Code (Qld).
Knowingly means the prosecution must prove the person had guilty knowledge of having possession of the material.
Possession means the defendant had the custody or control of the thing and/or the ability or the right to obtain custody or control of the thing.
What is the sentence for possessing child exploitation material in Brisbane?
Possession of child exploitation material is punishable on indictment only. This means the offence can only be dealt with in the District or Supreme Court.
The maximum penalty for the offence is 14 years imprisonment. However, the maximum penalty increases to 20 years imprisonment if the defendant used a hidden network or an anonymising service in committing the offence.
For more information regarding offences involving child exploitation material, please contact our office on (07) 3153 6215.
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