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Sexting Charges Can Lead To Severe Penalties


The relatively new term, “sexting,” refers to the sending pornographic or sexually suggestive images through text message or email. Sexting is being taken very seriously by prosecutors and law enforcement officials throughout the country, including Utah. Young people accused of such an offense could be faced with significant penalties.

In some cases, people have even been charged with the distribution of child pornography (in cases where subject in the image is under the age of 18). For a teenager who was only trying to send a picture – often to a boyfriend or girlfriend – the implications of such a charge can be devastating. The possession or distribution of child pornography is a felony offense, which means that a person found guilty of sexting with pictures of a person under the age of 18, may have to register as a sex offender. This is true even if the defendant is also a minor.

You need a Salt Lake City juvenile defense lawyer who will take these charges seriously and has the experience to handle them effectively. Contact Salt Lake City sex crimes attorney Catherine R. Cleveland today to begin building a defense in your case.

Salt Lake City Juvenile Sexting Defense Lawyer

There are multiple aspects to the offense of sexting that can result in criminal charges. A teenager who has taken a nude or sexual photo of himself or herself could be charged with the manufacturing of child pornography. The person who receives the picture, if he or she keeps the image on a phone or computer, can be charged with the possession of child pornography. It does not matter whether either or both individuals are under 18 years of age.

Two teenagers who engage in sexting likely thought they were engaging in harmless fun, but could end up having their lives changed forever. In addition to the requirement to register as sex offenders, there may also be the possibility of fines and incarceration.

Contact a Salt Lake City Sex Crime Attorney

To talk with a Salt Lake City sex crime lawyer today about your legal concerns, call my office at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online to arrange for a free confidential consultation.


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My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.

Contact a Salt Lake City Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to seek representation from an experienced Salt Lake City defense attorney with an extensive track record for protecting the rights of each client. To learn more, call my law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247.

Catherine Cleveland, P.C.
5 S. 500 W., Suite 501
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Toll Free: 877-753-1247

Phone: 801-783-3488

Fax: 801-936-0890

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