Pornography

At the law office of O’Hara & O’Hara L.L.C. we represent clients who are arrested, cited, charged, or indicted for Pornography crimes. We pride ourselves on offering professional attention to every case. Our lawyers are experienced and aggressive in Pornography cases, and are not afraid to fight for our clients. We have been fighting for our clients for over 60 years.

We know how important it is for an individual to avoid a criminal record which could affect their career regarding Pornography offenses. Our Attorneys provide our clients with smart, zealous, dedicated, caring, and hardworking representation.

We handle Pornography cases in City, State, and Federal Courts throughout the State of Kansas. Our office is located in Wichita, Kansas. We work hard to protect the rights and the futures of our clients.

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Kansas Aggressive Pornography Defense

At O’Hara & O’Hara L.L.C. one of our areas of focus is Pornography Defense law. Pornography offenses can be complex and provide many legal issues. Our lawyers provide experienced, aggressive, and intelligent representation to our clients. The following are the Pornography statutes for the State of Kansas (Please Note there are also many Federal and Municipal Court laws also relating to Pornography that are not included below):

21-4301 Promoting obscenity.

(a) Promoting obscenity is knowingly or recklessly:

(1)  Manufacturing, issuing, selling, giving, providing, lending, mailing, delivering, transmitting, publishing, distributing, circulating, disseminating, presenting, exhibiting or advertising any obscene material or obscene device;

(2)  possessing any obscene material or obscene device with intent to issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmit, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit or advertise such material or device;

(3)  offering or agreeing to manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transmit, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit or advertise any obscene material or obscene device; or

(4)  producing, presenting or directing an obscene performance or participating in a portion thereof which is obscene or which contributes to its obscenity.

(b)  Evidence that materials or devices were promoted to emphasize their prurient appeal shall be relevant in determining the question of the obscenity of such materials or devices. There shall be a presumption that a person promoting obscene materials or obscene devices did so knowingly or recklessly if:

(1)  The materials or devices were promoted to emphasize their prurient appeal; or

(2)  the person is not a wholesaler and promotes the materials or devices in the course of the person’s business.

(c)  (1)  Any material or performance is “obscene” if:

(A)  The average person applying contemporary community standards would find that the material or performance, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;

(B)  the average person applying contemporary community standards would find that the material or performance has patently offensive representations or descriptions of (i) ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including sexual intercourse or sodomy, or (ii) masturbation, excretory functions, sadomasochistic abuse or lewd exhibition of the genitals; and

(C)  taken as a whole, a reasonable person would find that the material or performance lacks serious literary, educational, artistic, political or scientific value.

(2)  “Material” means any tangible thing which is capable of being used or adapted to arouse interest, whether through the medium of reading, observation, sound or other manner.

(3)  “Obscene device” means a device, including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs, except such devices disseminated or promoted for the purpose of medical or psychological therapy.

(4)  “Performance” means any play, motion picture, dance or other exhibition performed before an audience.

(5)  “Sexual intercourse” and “sodomy” have the meanings provided by K.S.A. 21-3501 and amendments thereto.

(6)  “Wholesaler” means a person who sells, distributes or offers for sale or distribution obscene materials or devices only for resale and not to the consumer and who does not manufacture, publish or produce such materials or devices.

(d)  It is a defense to a prosecution for obscenity that:

(1)  The persons to whom the allegedly obscene material was disseminated, or the audience to an allegedly obscene performance, consisted of persons or institutions having scientific, educational or governmental justification for possessing or viewing the same;

(2)  the defendant is an officer, director, trustee or employee of a public library and the allegedly obscene material was acquired by such library and was disseminated in accordance with regular library policies approved by its governing body; or

(3)  the allegedly obscene material or obscene device was purchased, leased or otherwise acquired by a public, private or parochial school, college or university, and that such material was either sold, leased, distributed or disseminated by a teacher, instructor, professor or other faculty member or administrator of such school as part of or incident to an approved course or program of instruction at such school.

(e)  The provisions of this section and the provisions of ordinances of any city prescribing a criminal penalty for exhibit of any obscene motion picture shown in a commercial showing to the general public shall not apply to a projectionist, or assistant projectionist, if such projectionist or assistant projectionist has no financial interest in the show or in its place of presentation other than regular employment as a projectionist or assistant projectionist and no personal knowledge of the contents of the motion picture. The provisions of this section shall not exempt any projectionist or assistant projectionist from criminal liability for any act unrelated to projection of motion pictures in commercial showings to the general public.

(f)  (1)  Promoting obscenity is a class A nonperson misdemeanor on conviction of a first offense.

(2)  Promoting obscenity is a severity level 9, person felony on conviction of a second or subsequent offense.

(3)  Conviction of a violation of a municipal ordinance prohibiting acts which constitute promoting obscenity shall be considered a conviction of promoting obscenity for the purpose of determining the number of prior convictions and the classification of the crime under this section.

(g)  Upon any conviction of promoting obscenity, the court may require, in addition to any fine or imprisonment imposed, that the defendant enter into a reasonable recognizance with good and sufficient surety, in such sum as the court may direct, but not to exceed $ 50,000, conditioned that, in the event the defendant is convicted of a subsequent offense of promoting obscenity within two years after such conviction, the defendant shall forfeit the recognizance.

21-4301a Promoting obscenity to minors.

(a) Promoting obscenity to minors is promoting obscenity, as defined by K.S.A. 21-4301 and amendments thereto, where the recipient of the obscene material or obscene device or a member of the audience of an obscene performance is a child under the age of 18 years.

(b)  Notwithstanding the provisions of K.S.A. 21-3202 and amendments thereto to the contrary, it shall be an affirmative defense to any prosecution under this section that:

(1)  The defendant had reasonable cause to believe that the minor involved was 18 years old or over, and such minor exhibited to the defendant a draft card, driver’s license, birth certificate or other official or apparently official document purporting to establish that such minor was 18 years old or more.

(2)  The allegedly obscene material was purchased, leased or otherwise acquired by a public, private or parochial school, college or university, and that such material was either sold, leased, distributed or disseminated by a teacher, instructor, professor or other faculty member or administrator of such school as part of or incident to an approved course or program of instruction at such school.

(3)  The defendant is an officer, director, trustee or employee of a public library and the allegedly obscene material was acquired by a public library and was disseminated in accordance with regular library policies approved by its governing body.

(4)  An exhibition in a state of nudity is for a bona fide scientific or medical purpose, or for an educational or cultural purpose for a bona fide school, museum or library.

(c)  (1)  Promoting obscenity to minors is a class A nonperson misdemeanor on conviction of the first offense.

(2)  Promoting obscenity to minors is a severity level 8, person felony on conviction of a second or subsequent offense.

(3)  Conviction of a violation of a municipal ordinance prohibiting acts which constitute promoting obscenity to minors shall be considered a conviction of promoting obscenity to minors for the purpose of determining the number of prior convictions and the classification of the crime under this section.

(d)  Upon any conviction of promoting obscenity to minors, the court may require, in addition to any fine or imprisonment imposed, that the defendant enter into a reasonable recognizance with good and sufficient surety, in such sum as the court may direct, but not to exceed $ 50,000, conditioned that, in the event the defendant is convicted of a subsequent offense of promoting obscenity to minors within two years after such conviction, the defendant shall forfeit the recognizance.

(e)  This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

21-4301c Promotion to minors of obscenity harmful to minors.

(a) No person having custody, control or supervision of any commercial establishment shall knowingly:

(1)  Display any material which is harmful to minors in such a way that minors, as a part of the invited general public, will be exposed to view such material or device;

(2)  sell, furnish, present, distribute or disseminate to a minor, or otherwise allowing a minor to view, with or without consideration, any material which is harmful to minors; or

(3)  present to a minor, or participate in presenting to a minor, with or without consideration, any performance which is harmful to a minor.

(b)  Violation of subsection (a) is a class B nonperson misdemeanor.

(c)  Notwithstanding the provisions of K.S.A. 21-3202 and amendments thereto to the contrary, it shall be an affirmative defense to any prosecution under this section that:

(1)  The allegedly harmful material or device was purchased, leased or otherwise acquired by a public, private or parochial school, college or university, and that such material or device was either sold, leased, distributed or disseminated by a teacher, instructor, professor or other faculty member or administrator of such school as part of or incidental to an approved course or program of instruction at such school.

(2)  The defendant is an officer, director, trustee or employee of a public library and the allegedly harmful material or device was acquired by a public library and was disseminated in accordance with regular library policies approved by its governing body.

(3)  An exhibition in a state of nudity is for a bona fide scientific or medical purpose, or for an educational or cultural purpose for a bona fide school, museum or library.

(4)  With respect to a prosecution for an act described by subsection (a)(1), the allegedly harmful material was kept behind blinder racks.

(5)  With respect to a prosecution for an act described by subsection (a)(2) or (3), the defendant had reasonable cause to believe that the minor involved was 18 years old or over, and such minor exhibited to the defendant a draft card, driver’s license, birth certificate or other official or apparently official document purporting to establish that such minor was 18 years old or more.

(6)  With respect to a prosecution for an act described by subsection (a)(3), the allegedly harmful performance was viewed by the minor in the presence of such minor’s parent or parents or such minor’s legal guardian.

(d)  As used in this section:

(1)  “Blinder rack” means a device in which material is displayed in such a manner that the lower 2/3 of the material is not exposed to view.

(2)  “Harmful to minors” means that quality of any description, exhibition, presentation or representation, in whatever form, of nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse when the material or performance, taken as a whole or, with respect to a prosecution for an act described by subsection (a)(1), that portion of the material that was actually exposed to the view of minors, has the following characteristics:

(A)  The average adult person applying contemporary community standards would find that the material or performance has a predominant tendency to appeal to a prurient interest in sex to minors;

(B)  the average adult person applying contemporary community standards would find that the material or performance depicts or describes nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse in a manner that is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community with respect to what is suitable for minors; and

(C)  a reasonable person would find that the material or performance lacks serious literary, scientific, educational, artistic or political value for minors.

(3)  “Material” means any book, magazine, newspaper, pamphlet, poster, print, picture, figure, image, description, motion picture film, record, recording tape or video tape.

(4)  “Minor” means any unmarried person under 18 years of age.

(5)  “Nudity” means the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering; the showing of the female breast with less than a full opaque covering of any portion thereof below the top of the nipple; or the depiction of covered male genitals in a discernible state of sexual excitement.

(6)  “Performance” means any motion picture, film, video tape, played record, phonograph, tape recording, preview, trailer, play, show, skit, dance or other exhibition performed or presented to or before an audience of one or more, with or without consideration.

(7)  “Sadomasochistic abuse” means flagellation or torture by or upon a person clad in undergarments, in a mask or bizarre costume or in the condition of being fettered, bound or otherwise physically restrained on the part of one so clothed.

(8)  “Sexual conduct” means acts of masturbation, homosexuality, sexual intercourse or physical contact with a person’s clothed or unclothed genitals or pubic area or buttocks or with a human female’s breast.

(9)  “Sexual excitement” means the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.

(e)  The provisions of this act shall not apply to a retail sales clerk, if such clerk has no financial interest in the materials or performance or in the commercial establishment displaying or selling, furnishing, presenting, distributing or disseminating such materials or presenting such performance other than regular employment as a retail sales clerk. The provisions of this section shall not exempt any retail sales clerk from criminal liability for any act unrelated to regular employment as a retail sales clerk.

(f)  If any provision or clause of this act or application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.

(g)  This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

At the law office of O’Hara & O’Hara L.L.C. our clients come first and we will do what it takes to defend and uphold your rights. Our attorneys have represented many clients who have faced Pornography charges. In some instances, it is possible to resolve the case without going to trial. However, if the prosecutor is not willing to be reasonable, we are fully prepared to take the case to trial. We will do what is in our client’s best interests. Since deciding to settle or take the case to trial is always our client’s decision, we will supply the legal advice needed to help our clients make an informed and intelligent decision.

Proven Pornography Defense Results in Wichita, Kansas

We will defend you or your loved ones criminal case aggressively. Our experienced Pornography Criminal Defense Attorneys take pride in their work and their case results reflect their dedication to the client. Regardless if you or your loved one has been charged with, being investigated for or accused of a Pornography Offense, you need aggressive representation immediately.

Contact an Experienced Kansas Pornography Defense Lawyer

We know that criminal charges are difficult, requiring hard work and dedication on the part of a defense lawyer. We work hard to protect the rights and the futures of our clients. We offer a free Pornography consultation to discuss your legal matter during which all the facets of your case will be thoroughly examined and advice will be offered to you on how to proceed. If you choose to retain us, it will be our goal to provide you with a service that will be of benefit to you and your family.

Contact us at 316.263.5601 for a consultation to discuss your legal options regarding a Pornography Offense. Or stop by to visit us at our office at:1223 East First Street – Wichita, Kansas 67214


O'Hara & O'Hara L.L.C. is a Law Office in Wichita, Kansas, that represents clients facing Criminal Defense law, Family Law, and Immigration Law cases throughout the State of Kansas.