While child pornography is illegal under both Florida and federal law, it is not uncommon to see local prosecutors shift these cases to federal court, where the penalties are harsher. Even a first-time offender with no criminal history can be sentenced to 10 years in prison with no opportunity for probation for possessing child porn images.
At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to make sure a child porn arrest does not wreck your life. Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to give you an honest evaluation of your case so that you will know your options from the start. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Evidence in Child Pornography Cases
Police are known to track the distribution of child porn on the Internet. If your computer (which can be identified by its IP address) accesses child porn on the Internet or if someone reports seeing child porn on your computer, police will obtain a search warrant and seize your computer.
Your computer will then be sent to the state crime lab to have your hard drive examined. Even if you deleted the child porn from your hard drive, those images can be recovered and used to charge you with a crime.
The mere possession of child porn is a crime, punishable by jail and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Sharing child porn images is an even more serious offense.
Defenses in Child Porn Cases
There are defenses to child pornography charges. One is that someone else used your computer. Another is that you did not know the images were of someone under the age of 18. Perhaps all you did was click on a link, which resulted in images being downloaded to your computer.
Contact an Orlando Child Pornography Lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation with an Orlando child pornography charges attorney at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us through this website or call (407) 228-3838.