Child Pornography

Child Pornography Attorneys in Worcester

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Services

Possession and distribution of child pornography are very serious offenses that can affect the rest of your life. If convicted of these charges, you may face jail time and be required to register as a sex offender. The Worcester criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can use 50 years of combined experience and a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws to fight for you. Call our office today at (508) 744-3038 to learn more about our criminal defense services.

Three main categories of child pornography crimes in Massachusetts include:

  • Possession

  • Distribution


  • Creating or allowing a child to engage in child pornography

In a case of child pornography, you may face federal charges because criminal transmission of images or content via the Internet is a type of wire fraud, which is a federal crime. Federal crimes typically have more severe consequences than state crimes and require a lawyer who is experienced with federal criminal trials. The Worcester criminal defense attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can provide diligent representation and navigate the legal system to help you seek a beneficial solution.

Penalties of Child Pornography in Massachusetts

A child pornography conviction can have enormous penalties. Most of the time, the court will order the convicted person to register as a sex offender, which will remain in the person’s criminal record for life. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we have the experience needed to build your case, and we work hard to defend you in the courtroom.

Penalties for a child pornography conviction in Massachusetts include:

  • Possession, first conviction: up to five years in the state prison and $10,000 fine

  • Possession, second conviction: five-year minimum mandatory state prison sentence


  • Possession, third conviction: ten-year minimum mandatory state prison sentence


  • Distribution: up to 20 years in the state prison and $50,000 fine, or up to three times the economic value gained from disseminating the material


  • Creating/allowing child pornography: prison sentence of 10-20 years and $50,000 fine

If you have been charged with downloading or sharing child pornography, we can investigate the police procedure that led to your arrest. Law enforcement officials often monitor the Internet activity of adults who access suspected child pornography sources. If the police used entrapment to make the arrest, we can argue to have the evidence suppressed or the charges dismissed.

In some cases, we may argue that despite looking at child pornography, the defendant would never act on an impulse to harm a child. We have used psychological experts to help us make this argument on numerous cases. With our Worcester criminal defense attorneys, you can receive experienced representation to seek a favorable outcome.

Call today at (508) 744-3038 for a free consultation.

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Murphy & Rudolf LLP handles a wide range of legal issues, including criminal defense matters to complex civil litigation cases. No matter what your case involves, we understand you may be concerned about your future, rights, and interests. Our team of Worcester lawyers do all the investigatory work needed to help leverage your case into a favorable position. We fight tirelessly to secure a positive outcome with the results you need.  

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