Florida Child Pornography Defense Attorneys
Child pornography is one of the most serious offenses a person can face, and the mere accusation of the crime could haunt you for life. From the possession of child pornography to the allegation of distributing, you could face lengthy prison sentences, registration as a sex offender for life, and a tarnished reputation that could affect your future. Actual sentences vary based on the quantities of material in question as well as the nature of the accused crime. The most important thing one can do to ensure their rights are protected is called an experienced sex crimes defense attorney.
Possession of child pornography is considered a third-degree felony in the state of Florida. In order to be convicted of child pornography possession, the following criteria must be met:
- The defendant knowingly possessed material featuring a child compromised
- The media in possession illustrates sexual conduct of a child younger than 18 years old
- The defendant knew the media in possession contained sexual conduct of a child
There are no minimum mandatory sentences, but possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison. Because the crime is not a dangerous one, this offense does grant the accused a pretrial release.
You Need an Experienced Defense Attorney By Your Side
You will need an attorney that comes backed by experienced investigators and experts in sex crimes cases. At Perez LaSure Law, we will scrutinize every piece of evidence and build you the strongest defense possible. We understand the weight that these kinds of charges hold, and know that mere allegations of these crimes have the potential to negatively affect your life and relationships. If you have been accused of child pornography possession, contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal options. Get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.