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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN UTAH

Salt Lake Attorney for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Charges in Utah

If you or a loved one is facing charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Utah, it is essential to secure the services of an experienced and dedicated defense attorney. These charges are serious and carry severe consequences, making it imperative to have a strong legal advocate in your corner.

Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, as defined in Utah Code 76-5b-201, involves the possession or viewing of explicit material featuring minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Sexually explicit conduct includes the visual depiction of nudity for the purpose of causing sexual arousal. This charge is often called Possession of Child Pornography.

Penalties for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Utah

Convictions for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Utah can lead to severe consequences, including:

  1. Second-Degree Felony Charges: These charges are typically classified as second-degree felonies.
  2. Prison Time: Conviction may result in significant prison sentences, potentially lasting several years, depending on the specific details of the case. A second-degree felony has a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
  3. Sex Offender Registry: Those convicted will be required to register as sex offenders, leading to significant restrictions on their personal and professional lives.

Building a Strong Defense

It is crucial to remember that being charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor does not equate to guilt. An experienced Utah sexual exploitation attorney can help build a strong defense on your behalf. Here are some potential defense strategies:

  1. Lack of Knowledge: If you did not knowingly and intentionally possess explicit content involving minors, your attorney may argue that you had no criminal intent.
  2. Violation of Constitutional Rights: Your sexual exploitation of a minor attorney will investigate whether law enforcement violated your constitutional rights during the investigation or arrest.
  3. Chain of Custody: Your legal team will scrutinize the evidence, ensuring that it was properly handled and maintained throughout the investigation.
  4. Digital Forensics: In cases involving digital evidence, an expert may be consulted to determine the source and authenticity of the material.

Your Legal Advocate in Utah

Facing charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor can be a daunting and life-altering experience. At Intermountain Legal we understand the gravity of these charges and are committed to providing you with a strong and compassionate defense.

Our legal team has a deep understanding of Utah's legal system, including the specific nuances of Utah Code 76-5b-201. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights, build a robust defense, and seek the best possible outcome for your case. Our goal is to help you navigate this challenging situation and secure the most favorable resolution available.

Don't face these charges alone. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us guide you through the legal process, providing the advocacy you need during this difficult time.

Investigations of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

In Utah, ICAC stands for the "Internet Crimes Against Children" Task Force. The ICAC Task Force is a multi-agency initiative designed to combat online child exploitation and child pornography. It is a part of a nationwide network of law enforcement agencies and organizations that work together to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in the sexual exploitation of children on the internet.

The Utah ICAC Task Force is dedicated to identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting individuals who use the internet to engage in illegal activities related to child exploitation, such as the production, distribution, and possession of child pornography, as well as online enticement and other crimes against children. This task force brings together local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to collaborate on investigations and share resources, expertise, and intelligence to protect children from online threats.

The Utah ICAC Task Force conducts proactive investigations and works to educate the public, including parents and children, about online safety and the risks associated with internet use. They also offer resources and support for parents and guardians to help them protect their children while using the internet and social media.

Sex Offense Registration

Utah law requires an individual who is convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor to register as a sex offender for their lifetime.


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Hayli is a skilled attorney who specializes exclusively in family law. She is known as a “spitfire” attorney but with a personable personality. Because of her excellent reputation and track record of success in Utah courts, she was heavily recruited by multiple law firms. She joined Intermountain Legal because of the firm’s dedication to giving personal attention to each client and to providing excellent legal representation in every case. For more on Hayli's experience click here.

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As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

 
JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

 
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MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

 
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Jackie is a skilled trial attorney and negotiator who specializes in criminal defense. Her work ethic and genuine concern for her clients has given her a reputation for outworking and out-preparing opposing attorneys so she can negotiate from a position of strength and fight the cases that need to be fought. Because she cares about her clients, she considers each client’s specific needs and concerns in order to reach the best possible outcome in their case. For more on Jackie's experience click here.

 
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Hayli is a skilled attorney who specializes exclusively in family law. She is known as a “spitfire” attorney but with a personable personality. Because of her excellent reputation and track record of success in Utah courts, she was heavily recruited by multiple law firms. She joined Intermountain Legal because of the firm’s dedication to giving personal attention to each client and to providing excellent legal representation in every case. For more on Hayli's experience click here.