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The law in relation to sexual offences is vast and often complex, especially those concerned with the possession of indecent images of children. We live in a world governed by social media and the use of the internet. This technological change has resulted in many individuals who, previously would have never been involved in the criminal justice system, are now finding themselves embroiled in it, especially in relation to the possession of indecent images of children, or other types of extreme pornography.

At Richard Nelson LLP, we have a team of expert lawyers who specialise in indecent images law. We act with total discretion and without judgment, aiming to proactively defend rather than simply accept the prosecution case against you.

Attendance at the Police Station with a specialist indecent images lawyer is crucial. We assess the strength of the case against you and, if necessary, instruct forensic experts to examine computer technology using the latest techniques available.

If you are charged with accusations of being in possession of Indecent images, we have expert indecent images solicitors who can help you achieve the best possible results.


What does making indecent images mean?

Section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 created offences in relation to the taking, making, distributing, showing, publication and possession of indecent images of children. These offences are triable either way but are predominantly are heard in the Crown Court.

It is an offence for a person to take, permit to be taken, or make any indecent photograph(s), or pseudo-photograph(s), of a child. In addition to this, it is also an offence to possess, distribute, or publish such indecent images with a view of them being distributed or shown to another.

For the purposes of Protection of Children Act, a person is said to have distributed an indecent image if he/she parts possession or exposes it, or offers it, to others.

It is a defence to show that the person accused had a legitimate reason for distributing or showing the image, namely in a court or law enforcement context, or that the person had not seen the image themselves and did not know, nor had course, to suspect them to be indecent.


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If you have been accused of being in possession of indecent images of children, contact our expert indecent images solicitors today to see how we can help you. You can contact us by either:

  • Request a free call back using the form on the right
  • Phone us during office hours on 0333 888 4040
  • Email us at help@richardnelsonllp.co.uk.

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What our indecent images solicitors do...

Our indecent images solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of sexual offences. There are indecent images sentencing guidelines to assist lawyers and the judiciary in determining how serious your case may be viewed. Our indecent images solicitors will explain the guidelines specific to your case in detail with you. Indecent image cases are now categorised into levels A, B, and C, depending on the nature of the image, the age of the child depicted, and the volume of the images.

Cases regarding the possession of indecent images of children are sensitive and distressing. Our indecent images solicitors aim to alleviate your concerns by managing the process from the outset in a non-judgmental way. Our primary aim is to achieve the best result for you as an individual.

Our assistance does not stop after the Court process ends. We can offer advice in relation to the sentence you receive and the impact this inevitably has on your day-to-day life, employment and travel needs.

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