What penalties does a person face for lewd conduct? 3 Answers as of May 05, 2011

I am doing this for someone who does not have access to a computer, he is possibly getting charged with lewd conduct with minor/child pornography. He was not verbally read his Miranda Rights but signed a paper saying he understood; there was nothing on the recording that said he was read his Miranda. He has witnesses that could state he was not at the proper place to commit the crime, but no one is sure where the picture was taken. This is his very first and only legal offense of any kind, what kind of penalties would he face. Thank you for your time.

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Michael Anthony Wing, P.C.
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
I am not certain of the potential penalties specifically, but generally, he is facing potential felony punishment for possession of child pornography. It is serious. He needs a lawyer. Stay well.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 5/5/2011
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
It depends on what charges are made against this individual. From your information there may be felony charges or misdemeanor charges. Additionally, a charge of this type will normally trigger the sexual offender and community reporting requirements.If the charge deal with enticing a child on the computer, or a felony charge, depending on where it happened, the State could be seeking a period of incarceration. The range of punishment for a felony is up to ten (10) years. First time offenders are not always spared jail time.The fact that Miranda warnings were not provided only serves to suppress any statement made by the arrested person, if applicable.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 5/5/2011
Ferguson & Ferguson
Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
It varies with each city and state. You should look at city or state code to determine range of punishment.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 5/4/2011
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