Is it illegal to ask, but not receive, provocative pictures from a minor if you are 18? 15 Answers as of January 14, 2013

If so, what is the punishment?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
It is illegal to ask. Asking is known as solicitation. Punishment depends on where you live and what the prosecutor is looking for.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/14/2013
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
Asking, at lest in CA, I believe to be a sex offender registration in addition to the punishment which is a state prison sentence.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/7/2013
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
Solicition is as bad as the receipt of sexually explicit materials from a minor and can result in a felony conviction additionally it could trigger the sexual notification act and cause you to be registered as a sex offender. forever.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 1/7/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
No. It is A crime and may get you on a sexual offenders list.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/7/2013
Ross Scaccia Attorney at Law | Ross Scaccia
very illegal ... very dangerous for you to pursue this.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 1/7/2013
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    I would need further information to answer better, but i believe it is probably illegal. There could be more than one specific penal law section about this. You should hire an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 1/7/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    It is likely a sex crime and you are looking at a lifetime of supervision. Just don't do it. We do offer a free initial consultation, just give us a call.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 1/7/2013
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
    Yes, it's illegal and the punishment can include incarceration and lifetime sex offender registration. Don't be stupid. Don't do it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/7/2013
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    You should not ask, be in possession of, inquire about such. It is illegal.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/7/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    I can be. Why are you asking for the pictures if you don't expect to receive the pictures. Don't be stupid... or be prepared to live with the consequences.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Baker Wyers Law, PLLC
    Baker Wyers Law, PLLC | Clifton Baker
    Technically, yes, since this is what is known as an "attempt" crime. You would be attempting to acquire child pornography and the DA may elect to charge that as a crime. Not aware of any cases that have been charged as such without actual possession of images of child pornography, but my advice would be not to ask. Punishment for attempt crimes generally mirrors the same punishment as that of successful completion of the crime, in this case that would likely be DOC time.
    Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Law Office of Patrick Lewis, LLC | Patrick M. Lewis
    Yes, in Kansas it is illegal. It is either sexual exploitation of a child, or attempted sexual exploitation of a child. If the child is under 14 the punishment could be life in prison. Otherwise it could be a level 5 or 7 depending on the circumstances. Either way prison is a real possibility. Do not discuss the situation with anyone other than your attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    It could be conspiracy to distribute depictions of a minor in a sexual suggestive pose or "Child Pornography." It is a felony and the possible penalty would be 5 years in prison. In other words, it is a very bad idea.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 1/4/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    Yes, that is illegal under several different laws. The punishment would depend on a lot of factors (e.g. which code section you are charged under, how many counts, the seriousness of the conduct, your criminal history, input from the victim and her family, whether or not you were in a position of trust or authority, etc.).
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/4/2013
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