Orlando Child Pornography Lawyer
Child pornography is both a federal and a state (of Florida) offense, and carries serious repercussions, regardless of the jurisdiction that brings forth charges. At the Baez Law Firm, we believe that every person who is charged with a crime, including that of child pornography, has the right to defend themselves against criminal charges – we can help. If child pornography charges have been filed against you, contact our law firm at 888-588-BAEZ immediately for a free case consultation. We offer 24/7 availability, and provide Spanish services as well. Contact our Orlando child pornography lawyers today, we can help.
Defining Child Pornography
According to Florida statutes section 847.001, child pornography is defined as “any image depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct.” Viewing, possessing, distributing, promoting, or producing child pornography are all illegal acts. This includes, but is not limited to, computer child pornography, print, films, or any other recorded material.
Penalties for Child Pornography
The penalties for child pornography in the state of Florida are very severe, and the prosecution may pursue felony charges. These charges can carry jail time and large fines, depending upon the specifics of the crime. For example, promotion of child pornography may carry a sentence of imprisonment for 15 years, as well as a fine of $10,000. If the person is a repeat sex offender, they will likely automatically be charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor.
Defenses to Child Pornography
There are some defenses to child pornography which your defense lawyer can help you to build upon. These include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Entrapment – while rare, a person may make the argument that they were entrapped by law enforcement to commit a child pornography crime, and had no intention to commit such crime otherwise; or
- Lack of knowledge – a person who has been charged with child pornography may argue that they had no knowledge that they were in possession of the pornography (for example, a computer containing illicit material, while belong to the defendant, had been used by another person) or that they did not know the victim was a child.
Your lawyer can help you to build a strong defense. If there is not a defense that is reasonable, your lawyer can inform you of your rights under the law and advise you regarding striking a plea bargain with the prosecution for a reduced sentence.
Call Our Orlando Child Pornography Lawyers Today
The legal team at the Baez Law Firm understands how significant of an effect a child pornography charge can have on your future. We also understand that if you have been charged with child pornography, you are probably scared about the criminal process and have concerns about what will happen next. We will guide you through every step.
To schedule your free case consultation with our team today, call us now. It is important that you take action to protect your legal rights after being charged with a crime as soon as possible. Our experienced Orlando child pornography defense lawyers are standing by. Call us directly or use our online form to tell us more about your case today.