Miami Child Pornography Lawyer
Representing Persons Accused of Distributing or Transmitting Sexually Explicit Visual Depictions of a Minor
The distribution and/or transmission of child pornography is one of the most serious sex crime offenses in Miami and throughout Florida. Those who are convicted can face severe penalties, including imprisonment, fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. If you or someone you know has been accused of this offense, it is crucial to speak with an experienced Miami child pornography lawyer immediately for representation.
At Whittel & Melton, our experienced attorneys provide aggressive legal counsel for individuals accused of distributing or transmitting child pornography. Our legal team takes time to review the circumstances surrounding your case to reduce or completely eliminate the charges against you. Contact us today to get started on your criminal defense strategy.
What Is Considered Child Pornography?
Child pornography is considered a form of sexual exploitation, and therefore, a punishable crime. As per Federal Law, child pornography is defined as any visual depiction of a minor (child under the age of 18) engaging in conduct of a sexual nature. However, the minor does not have to be performing a sexual act in order for the material to be considered a form of pornography.
Pornographic materials can include:
- Videos of a child engaging in sexual acts
- Nude images of a child
- Sexually explicit photos of a child, including undeveloped film
- Sexually provocative selfies taken by the minor
- Posters or other suggestive materials of a sexual nature involving a child
How Can Distribution or Transmission Charges Be Imposed?
Oftentimes, charges for the distribution or transmission of child pornography are substantial. For example, the alleged offender may have lent their phone or computer to another person who committed the offense without their knowledge. Because these types of sex crimes can lead to life-long consequences, it is imperative that anyone accused of transmitting pornographic materials involving minors seek legal representation immediately with an experienced child pornography lawyer in Miami.
An individual who has committed any of the below actions can be charged with the distribution or transmission of child pornography:
- Distribution of images or videos involving minors engaging in sexual acts
- Sending images or videos in which a minor in depicted in a sexually provocative manner
- Advertising visuals of a child performing sexual acts
- The accused knew what the visual representation of the child was and still distributed it
Penalties for Transmitting or Distributing Child Pornography
Being convicted of transmitting or distributing child pornography can lead to a variety of penalties, depending on the severity of the offense and the age of the minor in question. Below are some of the penalties that can be incurred if the accused is found guilty of transmitting or distributing child porn:
- Up to 15 years in prison
- Fine up to $5000
- Mandatory registration as a sex offender
Contact a Miami Child Pornography Lawyer Today to Fight Your Charges
Whittel & Melton understand the severity a child pornography offense can carry, especially those involving the distribution or transmission of pornographic materials depicting minors in a sexual manner or engaging in sexual acts. If you or someone you know was accused of this offense, contact a Miami child pornography lawyer at our firm today. Our team will immediately begin crafting a solid defense strategy on your behalf to protect your rights. Schedule a FREE consultation today either online or by phone at 866-608-5529.