Child Pornography Defense Attorneys in Martin County
Defending the Rights of Residents of Jupiter & the Surrounding Areas
Child pornography laws exist to protect minor children from being sexually exploited in all forms of media. Due to the sensitive nature of this crime, Florida takes all accusations of child pornography seriously. Deckard, Kofsky & Clark, LLC will help you build a case strategy and aggressively protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Child pornography is defined as:
- Sexual intercourse where the intimate areas of a minor are exhibited
- Simulated masturbation
- Sadistic or masochistic abuse
- Graphic or simulated exhibition of a minor’s intimate areas
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Individuals who are caught filming minors engaging in sexual actions may be prosecuted for child pornography. Additionally, individuals who own, view, or sell child pornography may be prosecuted for this crime. A conviction of even one count of possession could result in years behind bars as well as a fine and probation. Our child pornography defense attorneys in Stuart offer all our clients sound and skilled legal representation to ensure they receive a fair trial.
Penalties for Child Pornography Crimes
For someone to be convicted of a child pornography crime, the prosecuting attorney must prove:
- The defendant knowingly viewed, possessed, or filmed material that featured a minor child participating in a sexual action or displaying their intimate areas;
- The child in the media was under 18 years old; and/or
- The defendant knew the media exhibited sexual conduct with a minor.
In Florida, defendants who are convicted of:
- Possessing child pornography could face up to 5 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $5,000; and or
- Promoting sexual performance of a child could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Anyone who directs, produces, or promotes any sexual performance featuring a minor could face 2nd degree felony charges.
Sex Offender Registration
Anyone convicted of possessing or promoting child pornography must register themselves as a sex offender and participate in probation. Sex offenders must comply with federal sexual offender registration laws and remain registered for 15 years, 25 years, or the remainder of their lives, depending on the severity of their crime.
Individuals who register must provide basic information about themselves as well as a photo that is updated every 3 to 6 months. Additionally, registered sex offenders may need to comply with certain restrictions such as residing in an area far away from schools or public parks.
Protecting Your Rights & Reputation
If you are facing criminal charges related to child pornography, it’s important you seek the help from an experienced Stuart child pornography defense attorney ASAP. Deckard, Kofsky & Clark, LLC is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense and can effectively help you defend and protect your rights.
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