It depends on how it is charged and if federal or state court. Its bad. The typical state charge is ten years
Possession of child porn for the first offense is a misdemeanor with imprisonment of not more than 5 years and a fine of $2,500 or less. However, future convictions of this crime are felonies that can be punished by up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. For solisitaton of child pornography it is 10 years and fine of $25,000 for 1st offense and 20 years and $50,000 for any subsequent offense
If convicted the penalties depend on whether the specific charge, whether the case is in Maryland or federal court, and among other things the defendant's prior record. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that on line posts are not confidential.
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