Dissemination or Possession of Obscene Matter
- The matter is obscene
- The individual disseminated the obscene matter or possessed the obscene matter with the intent to disseminate it
- The individual had knowledge that the material was obscene
An individual has a defense to this crime if the defendant was a bona fide school, museum or library, OR if the individual was acting in the course of his or her employment as an employee of a bona fide school, museum or library or of a retail outlet affiliated with a school, museum or library that serves the educational purpose of the organization.
An individual who commits the crime of dissemination or possession of obscene matter can be punished by up to 5 years imprisonment in the state prison, up to 2.5 years in a jail or house of correction and/or a fine of between $1,000.00 and $10,000.00. The fine increases to between $5,000.00 and $20,000.00 for a second offense and between $10,000.00 and $30,000.00 for a third and subsequent offense.
If you or a loved one has been charged with dissemination or possession of an obscene matter or are being investigated for that crime, call the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Altman & Altman for a free, confidential consultation. Our defense attorneys are available around the clock and on weekends to provide immediate counsel.