Individuals can face criminal charges if they post “revenge porn” in California. This criminal charge is handled under Penal Code 647(j)(4). Individuals can face misdemeanor criminal charges if they engage in the distribution of revenge porn.
A conviction under PC 647(j)(4) can result in fines and/or jail time. Reach out to the Simmrin Law Group for help right now by calling (310) 997-4688.
The Legal Definition of Revenge Porn in California
Editing individuals into pornographic material without their consent and sharing the material is a crime. Individuals who are displayed in this kind of pornography have the right to sue the creator of the material.
Results of a Revenge Porn Conviction in Los Angeles
The distribution of revenge porn can lead to misdemeanor charges in California. The results of a misdemeanor conviction are harsh. Individuals who distribute explicit images of someone without their consent can face:
- Up to six months in jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
Individuals can face even harsher penalties if they have past revenge porn convictions. The penalties also increase if the individual in the pornography was a minor. In these situations, the results of a conviction include:
- Up to one year in jail
- Up to $2,000 in fines
Legal Defenses for Revenge Porn Allegations
You do not have to simply accept a revenge porn charge in California. Instead, you can work with the Simmrin Law Group to build your defense. We are ready to help your case by demonstrating that:
You Had Consent to Distribute the Pornography
You could avoid a revenge porn conviction if you had permission to distribute explicit images. This permission has to come from the individuals featured in the pornographic material. If the individuals in the material distributed were minors (under the age of 18 years old), then they cannot legally give consent.
You Did Not Intentionally Distribute Pornography
Accidents happen. Perhaps you took pornographic images of an old girlfriend and after you broke up, someone found the images and spread them around. If you did not take part in the distribution, you may be able to avoid conviction. Speak to a lawyer about your legal options against these charges right now.
Contact a Lawyer for Help Handling PC 647(j)(4) Charges Now
Reach out to the Simmrin Law Group if you were accused of a Penal Code 647(j)(4) violation. We are ready to help you handle revenge porn charges in California from the time you are arrested through to the completion of your case. Our criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles know how to handle police officers and the prosecution. Learn more with a free consultation.
Call us at (310) 997-4688. We also have an online contact form you can use.