Miami Child Pornography Lawyer
Possession of Sexual Representations of Children
According to § 827.071 of the Florida criminal statutes, it is illegal for an individual to possess or promote photographs, motion pictures, exhibitions, shows or other representations of sexual conduct by a child. Any person who is found in possession of three or more copies of this type of material violates this statute and is guilty of a second degree felony. It is also illegal to download this type of explicit material on your computer. It is a third degree felony. Crimes Against Children Task Forces are popping up in greater numbers. You may have been charged for downloading something to your computer that you did not even mean to download. You may have also been under the false assumption that what you were viewing was depicting an individual over the age of 18. This is still considered the sexual exploitation of children, but there is still a defense for these charges.
Any video, picture or other depiction of a person under the age of 18 who is pictured in a lewd, erotic or sexually explicit situation can be considered child pornography. Child pornography cases are often charged in federal court, where the penalties are higher and you will be left to the mercy of a seasoned federal prosecutor. It is absolutely essential to have a powerful criminal defender by your side, someone who will fight tirelessly to defend your rights. You will have federal labs and investigatory units working against you, and you may face imprisonment for up to 20 years for every offense.
Avoid Exploitation of a Minor Charge
The law enforcement agencies in Miami and throughout Florida have stepped up their efforts to stop crimes against children, and they have enacted a number of undercover operations to do so. If you have been arrested because of a "sting operation" or through an Internet investigation, it may seem like there is an insurmountable amount of evidence against you.
No case is hopeless when you choose to hire a Miami sex crime lawyer at our firm. We understand the danger that you are in, and we never give up on a challenging case. With over 40 year of combined legal experience, we have handled numerous sex crime offenses that involve both state and federal courts. We have successfully handled thousands of cases in the past, and we are ready to take on your case today as well. Call us today to learn more about your rights - we take calls 24 / 7.