Ocala Child Pornography Lawyer

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Marion County, FL Child Porn Arrest Attorney – Call Today to Begin Your Defense

Child pornography crimes, such as possession, distribution, or production of child porn, are all sex crimes that carry quite a negative reaction from police, prosecutors, and the public. These crimes can be tried as State or Federal offenses and you can expect severe punishments if you are convicted of having inappropriate pictures or videos of children in your possession. However, our Ocala Child Pornography Lawyers at Whittel & Melton know just how easy it can be to find yourself in possessional of this illegal material. You may have opened a text or email or simply downloaded a file that contained images of a minor and are now looking at child porn accusations. The more images found in your possession, the more the penalties attached increase. If you are being accused of a child pornography crime, then you need to get legal help as soon as possible. Do not delay, call us in Ocala at 352-369-5334 or contact us online.

We Provide Your Best Defense against Child Pornography Charges in Ocala and all of Marion County

Our Ocala Child Pornography Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are former prosecutors and State and Federal criminal defense lawyers serving all of Ocala and Marion County. We know how to defend those accused of sexually-based offenses and how to handle the public scrutiny surrounding sex crimes involving children. We will never judge your situation – we are only here to help try and make your circumstances better. Regardless of the severity of charges you are facing, we can help. We work with computer forensic specialists and other experts so that we can uncover information that may be able to refute any evidence that the prosecution has. We will also review all police protocols in order to make sure your rights were not violated in any way. We will provide you with the best possible defense in order to defeat the charges against you or at least minimize the consequences of a conviction.

Child Pornography Defined

Child pornography is any picture or video that depicts minors (children under the age of 18) in a sexual light. There are several different actions that may result in child porn charges, such as:

  • Distribution of images or videos portraying children in a sexual nature via mail, in person, or over the Internet
  • Sending child pornography materials through the Internet or downloading these materials
  • Having hard copies of child porn in your possession or on a computer hard drive
  • Production of child pornography (pictures, videos, digital media, etc.) to sell on the internet
  • Selling child porn in any form
  • Sending or receiving text messages that contain images or videos of a person under the age of 18
Penalties for Child Pornography Charges in Florida

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony in Florida, and for each count you could be facing 5 years in jail, 5 years on probation, and a $5,000 fine.

Producing or promoting child pornography is a second-degree felony in Florida, carrying 15 years in prison.

Anyone convicted of a child pornography charge in Florida will be required to register as a sexual offender. This means that your crime, name, and various other details will be open to the public and will affect where you live and work.

If you are under investigation for child pornography or if you have already been charged, you must act fast and seek legal help as soon as possible. The Internet has changed our world and how our lives operate on a daily basis, so it has also changed how material is made and distributed. You need a lawyer who knows how these crimes work and how they are investigated. We can help you. Call our Ocala Child Porn Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton now at 352-369-5334 or contact us online.

Your Best Line of Defense Against Child Pornography Charges in Ocala

When you are accused of child pornography, then you can absolutely expect a spotlight on your life as you navigate the legal system. This is why you need a defense lawyer as soon as possible so that they can shut down any overzealous police and prosecutors looking to make an example out of you. Our Ocala Child Porn Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can make sure your rights are protected and that you have someone fighting in your corner. Who you choose to represent you is the most important decision when it comes to your defense, so we encourage you to choose wisely. Call us today at 352-369-5334 or contact us online.

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