Criminal Defense For Child Pornography Crimes
Any sort of accusations or criminal charges for sex crimes, including child pornography charges, can have a devastating effect on your reputation. Our criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry have handled thousands of cases in their 100 years of combined experience. We are committed to providing diligent legal representation for all our clients and protecting their constitutional rights throughout every part of the legal process.
What Is Child Pornography?
Florida state law defines child pornography as any visual depiction that shows a minor engaged in sexual conduct. This includes videos, photographs, or digital media that shows or displays sexual acts or simulated sexual acts involving children under the age of 18. Additionally, it is never a defense for the accused to claim that they didn’t know the child was under the age of 18.
Criminal Charges For Child Pornography In Florida
There are several different types of child pornography charges that prosecutors can bring in the state of Florida, depending on the facts and circumstances of each scenario. These include:
- Possession of child pornography
- Producing or promoting child porn
- Promoting a child’s sexual performance
- Distribution of child pornography
If the photos, videos or digital media images depicted more than one child, separate charges can be brought for each child. If your computer was used, or images were sent via email or through the mail, you could also be charged with criminal federal child pornography charges.
Penalties For Felony Child Porn Convictions In Florida
The penalties for child pornographic offenses in Florida are severe and can have life-altering consequences. The specific penalties vary depending on the nature of the offense and the defendant’s criminal history. Any felony conviction for a sex crime in Florida will most likely require registration as a sex offender. This registration will affect your future long after you pay your fines, serve your jail time and are released from parole. It can limit where you live, work and even affect education opportunities and professional licensing. Our criminal defense attorneys will provide a compassionate and vigorous defense and work diligently to protect your rights, future and freedom.
Facing Charges For Child Pornography? Call A Criminal Defense Attorney Today.
At Bauer, Crider, Kindel and Parry, our criminal defense attorneys offer an initial consultation appointment to go over the facts of your case and tell you more about how we can defend you against the criminal accusations you are facing. This initial appointment is free of charge. Call our offices today at 727-275-9822 or send us an email inquiry to schedule your free, initial consultation.