A new crime is on the books for the State of California. On October 2, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into a law the so- called “anti-revenge porn” bill that had been sponsored by State Senator, Anthony Cannella, a Republican. The law is meant to protect victims whose generally nude or naked pictures are posted on the internet by disgruntled exes or perhaps former friends of such victims. The new law, that became effective immediately upon the signing by Governor Brown, makes it a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $1000 to post identifiable nude pictures online. With the ever increasing use of social media, like Facebook or You Tube, sometimes such media has been used by persons to post embarrassing or intimate pictures of others without their consent. Victims could pursue a civil legal action for monetary awards or settlements. However, this new law has now made such conduct a crime.
If you are accused of posting pictures online in violation of the “anti-revenge porn”, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you and defend your legal rights against such allegations. There are defenses to such criminal allegations. It is not your responsibility to prove that you are innocent. You are innocent until proven otherwise, and it is the responsibility of the prosecutor to prove his or her case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Contact the Gonzalez Law Firm/ David Gonzalez to help you when you are accused of any crime. His firm provides legal services in all counties of the State of California. Call his firm today at 714-953-5217 or 877-345-2997.