Child Pornography Defense
The federal government and the State of Florida have laws that criminalize the possession, transmission, and reproduction of child pornography. Under Florida Statute 827.071(5)(a), any image depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct is considered child pornography, and the possession of each image is a distinct crime. If you are being investigated for child pornography or have already been charged, law enforcement officials have a head start in preparing a case against you. Preserving your reputation and freedom in the face of such accusations may very well depend upon your having a criminal defense attorney at your side. Since the possession of each image is a separate crime, you could be charged with hundreds of counts of possession of child pornography.
At Edwards & Jones, our trial attorneys are experienced in defending criminal cases such as:
- Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Online Solicitation of a Minor
- Manufacture of Child Pornography
- Distribution of Child Pornography
Law enforcement agencies continue to invest considerable time and resources for the investigation of computer-related crimes against children. These offenses are felonies and are punishable by years of incarceration and designation as a sexual offender. In some cases, charges are the result of accidental downloads of child pornography or a mistake in identification. If the images were not knowingly viewed and possessed, your defense team can use the transitory possession defense. In other cases, the images are entirely of people over the age of eighteen.
Our criminal defense team will work diligently to conduct an accurate review of all charges and protect your rights. Depending upon the government’s evidence, we will work to have charges dismissed or reduced. Whether you are currently under investigation or have already been charged for a sex crime involving a minor, call us at 352.377.7800.
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