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Child Pornography | Melbourne Criminal Lawyer

If you have been accused or have been arrested for an offense involving the possession, sale, or distribution of child pornography in Brevard County, FL, you NEED aggressive and experienced legal counsel by your side as soon as possible. Charges involving child pornography in Florida are some of the most serious that a person can face. Penalties for crimes involving child pornography include long prison terms, lifetime registration as a sex offender, sex-offender probation, and a destroyed personal reputation and career. Actual sentences vary based on the quantities of material in question as well as the nature of the accused crime. The most pertinent thing one can do to preserve their rights and safeguard their future is call an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. Contact us today.

Child Pornography under Florida Law

Child pornography is any depiction of a minor under age 18 engaging in sexual behavior or in sexually suggestive poses. To be child pornography, the image must be of a minor and sexually explicit in nature, or the focus of the image must be lewd or lascivious. A “depiction” may include photographs, videos and other representations. Possessing any child pornography is a serious felony offense under both Florida statutes and federal law. Under Florida law, possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Each photograph/video constitutes a separate charge, and duplicate photos can be charged individually. For example, possession of five photos could result in up to 25 years in prison. In addition, Florida law allows for enhanced sentencing if the material in question depicts certain sexual acts or a child under the age of five.

Defending against Child Pornography Charges in Florida

As with all crimes, the government must prove child pornography charges beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. The government must prove that the defendant was in actual possession of the pornographic material – which can be difficult if the computer in which the pornography was found was shared between several people. Depending on the circumstances, it is not always possible to pinpoint the exact user responsible for introducing and possessing the material. In addition, it is sometimes difficult to determine whether the individual depicted on photo/video is or was a “minor” at the time the image was captured. These are just several issues that an experienced Melbourne Sex Crimes attorney can explore on your behalf. Contact us today.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County Sex Crimes Defense Attorney

If you have been accused or have been arrested for an offense involving the possession, sale, or distribution of child pornography in Brevard County, FL you should immediately contact an aggressive Melbourne criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling these matters. At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of personal service that we provide. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed every step of the way. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against child pornography charges in Florida, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested in Melbourne, FL or anywhere in Brevard County, FL for a sex crime, we want to help you! Contact our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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