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Cleveland Child Pornography Attorneys  

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At Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C., we understand the serious nature of being accused of a child pornography offense. The gravity of such allegations can be overwhelming and profoundly impact your personal and professional life. Our legal team is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate legal services to those facing such serious charges.

We are known for our meticulous approach to case preparation and our unwavering commitment to our clients. We strive to provide clear communication throughout the legal process, making sure our clients are fully aware of their rights, potential outcomes, and the progress of their case. 

Our firm also stands out for its dedication to upholding the highest standards of professionalism while maintaining a keen understanding of the complexities involved in these cases. Our lawyers possess a deep knowledge of state and federal law, ensuring that every client receives an informed, strategic, and robust defense strategy.

With Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C., clients can expect a legal team that is dedicated to their defense, that values their dignity, and that is steadfast in its pursuit of justice. Our goal is to navigate this challenging journey with you, providing support, understanding, and a strong legal defense every step of the way.


To learn more about how we can help you, call (888) 694-4645 or contact us online.  


Ohio Child Pornography Laws  

In Ohio, a person can face criminal charges for possessing, receiving, sharing, transporting, or producing child pornography (see Ohio Revised Codes § 2907.321, § 2907.322, § 2907.323). It is important to note that you can face consequences for even emailing or texting sexually explicit content even if you are flirting or dating the person with whom you are exchanging such messages.  

Under Ohio Revised Code § 2945.63, child pornography is defined as any obscene material that involves a juvenile, any sexual matter involving a juvenile, and/or any material that is considered harmful to juveniles. Here are some other important definitions outlined in Ohio Revised Code § 2907.01:

  • A juvenile is considered anyone who is unmarried and under the age of 18.  
  • Harmful to juveniles refers to any material or performance that represents or describes sexual conduct, nudity, sexual excitement, or sadomasochistic abuse that appeals to the lascivious interest of juveniles in sex, is considered offensive to community standard concerning what is appropriate for juveniles, or lacks serious artistic, literary, political, and scientific value for juveniles.  
  • Sexual conduct includes anal intercourse, vaginal intercourse between a male and female, fellatio and cunnilingus between any two persons, and the insertion of any body part, instrument, object, or apparatus into the vaginal or anal opening of another (however slight).  

You Can Also Face Federal Charges for Child Pornography  

Child pornography charges can also be federal in some cases. Federal laws concerning child pornography include:  

  • Production of child pornography. 18 U.S. Code § 2251 is a federal law in the United States that criminalizes the sexual exploitation of children. The types of activities that constitute breaches of this code are diverse, as the law covers a wide range of behaviors related to child sexual exploitation, including the production of child pornography, or engaging in sexual conduct with minor with the intent to produce visual content of the conduct. If a person allegedly causes a death while in commission of violating this law, they can face imprisonment for 30 years to life or even the death penalty. In other circumstances, the accused can face 15 to 30 years of imprisonment.  
  • Production of sexually explicit depictions of a minor for importation into the U.S. 18 U.S.C. § 2260 makes it illegal to produce sexually explicit images of minors for importation into the United States. This includes any actions that involve minors being used or depicted in sexual conduct for material that will be brought into the country, or the transportation of a minor with the intent to create such images. If someone uses, employs, encourages, or coerces a minor to engage in sexual conduct for visual depictions, they can face up to 30 years in prison. Receiving, transporting, shipping, selling, distributing, or possessing such content can lead to imprisonment ranging from five to 20 years.
  • Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography. 18 U.S. Code § 2252A makes it illegal to engage in certain activities involving child pornography. This includes knowingly possessing or accessing materials containing child pornography with the intention to view them. It also criminalizes the transportation, distribution, or receipt of child pornography through mail or any form of interstate or foreign commerce. Additionally, it is unlawful to produce, distribute, receive, or possess an image of child pornography using materials that have been mailed or transported across state lines or internationally. A person convicted under this section can be fined and imprisoned for any term between five and 20 years. However, if such person has a prior conviction of this offense can face more severe penalties.

Defenses Against Child Pornography Charges in Ohio  

Every case is different, so unique factors might provide defense opportunities. You should consult with an experienced child pornography defense attorney as they can advise you on the best strategies for your case. Some potential defense strategies include:  

  • Evidentiary defenses. If the police conducted an illegal search for pornographic materials or violated your rights during the investigation, your attorney can fight to have certain evidence dismissed.  
  • Unintentional possession. If lewd images were found on a shared device and the accused can prove they did not know about these images or did not intend to possess them, this could serve as a defense.
  • Reductions and plea negotiations. In some cases, the accused might be able to negotiate a plea deal which could reduce the charges or penalties.

Why Work with Our Firm?  

Child pornography is a severely punishable crime under both Ohio state and federal law. It is in your best interest to obtain a qualified defense attorney.  

If you or someone you know has been charged with a child pornography offense, you can trust the attorneys at Friedman Nemecek & Long, L.L.C. to provide high-quality legal counsel and sound, case-specific advice. When you retain our services, you can trust that we will work with your best interest in mind and to help you achieve the best possible case results. 

Why choose us?  

  • At our firm, our clients are more than a case number. Our attorneys take the time to get to know our clients and treat our clients like family.  
  • We pride ourselves on our exemplary communication skills. Throughout your case, we make ourselves available to answer your questions about the case progress and legal process, discuss potential case outcomes, and address your concerns.  
  • We take a team-based approach to cases. Employing a team-based approach to legal cases can significantly enhance the chances of achieving positive outcomes. The complexities of law necessitate the collaboration of a diverse group of experts, each bringing a unique set of skills and experiences to the table. Our attorneys not only work together to better serve our clients but also have and utilize our big-firm resources to better analyze and prepare your case.  
  • We offer our clients personalized counsel. We understand that every case and client are unique and treat them as such, and our attorneys provide our clients with innovative and strategic defenses.  
  • We are recognized and respected as leaders in the legal community. Some of our attorneys have served as the former Co-Chair of American Bar Association Cyber Committee, Former President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Former President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Former President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and as other leaders in the community.  
  • We are trusted by previous clients. You can take their word for it by reading our reviews, and you can learn why they trust us by reviewing our previous case results.  
  • We handle cases at a state and federal level. Whether you are facing state or federal charges, our Cleveland child pornography attorneys can help you mount a solid defense.  

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