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Punishment For Possession Of Child Pornography – Virginia Lawyers

If you are concerned about the Punishment For Possession Of Child Pornography in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

Punishment For Possession Of Child Pornography – Virginia Attorneys

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Richard v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The Circuit Court of Richmond (Virginia) convicted defendant on twenty-four counts of possession of child pornography, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.1:1 and an punishment of twenty-four months sentence in prison was imposed. Defendant appealed.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • In order to convict a defendant of possession of child pornography, the Commonwealth is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he knowingly possessed any sexually explicit visual material utilizing or having as a subject a person less than 18 years. Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.1:1.
  • An ex post facto law has been defined as any statute which punishes as a crime an act previously committed, which was innocent when done; which makes more burdensome the punishment for a crime, after its commission, or which deprives one charged with crime of any defense available according to law at the time when the act was committed. The mark of an ex post facto law is the imposition of what can fairly be designated punishment for past acts.

Punishment For Possession Of Child Pornography – Virginia Attorneys

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Article written by A Sris
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