My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
I am in trouble for possessing child pornography.
Actually, the search warrant said DEALING in and possessing. But I have never shared anything with anyone.
I am a 53 year old woman. No criminal history. There were maybe 4 videos on my machine, as well as whatever they find erased...who knows how many are erased.
They served the search warrant, took everything, and did not take me to jail. They said it would take months to work through the forensic stuff.
They mentioned that I could be eligible for Ssosa, alternative sentencing. But I do not think my crime is eligible for that because it says you have to know your victim.
Anyway. I KNOW I am in deep. I know it was wrong and evil and bad and I cannot make any excuses for what I did. I just don't want my whole life changed over this..you know? I mean. Registering as a sex offender. Having my name in the papers.
I have tried and tried to find what the sentence ranges on this kind of charge, but I cannot seem to understand it.