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Child Pornography

Child Pornography Lawyer in Minneapolis, MN

Child Pornography is a very serious offense in Minnesota and across the United States. Since the internet became pervasive in all areas of our lives, the number of people investigated and charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography has grown at an astounding rate. In Minnesota, this offense is a felony and has far reaching consequences other than just a conviction.  Being convicted, even charged with this offense, can result in a loss of employment, eviction from housing, and community shame.  Furthermore, a conviction carries with it a sexual offender registration requirement.

Minnesota law criminalizes possession and dissemination of pornographic works that depict sexual conduct involving a minor.  See: MinnStat. 617.247


  • If someone shares images of minors engaged in sexual conduct or other pornographic work, the maximum penalty is 7 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for a first offense.  A subsequent offense carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.


  • If someone possesses pornographic work that depicts a minor on a computer disc, computer, or other electronic, magnetic, or optical storage system, the maximum penalty is 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine for a first offense.  A subsequent offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer

Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing individuals charged with various types of crimes.  If you or someone you know has been charged with child pornography, it’s important to seek the representation of a competent and skilled criminal defense attorney. Contact Carson Heefner at 612-202-8971 or for a free consultation.