Tampa Child Pornography Lawyer Whittel & Melton

If you have been accused or are under investigation for a child pornography crime in Tampa or the surrounding area, then it is absolutely critical to fight back. Child pornography charges are sexually based offenses and you could be looking at serious consequences.

If you are convicted of a child pornography crime, you will be sent to prison for years, subjected to steep fines, and have a criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life. On top of all this, you will be required to meet the Florida sex offender/predator registration requirements. This basically means that your name, personal information, picture, and details of your crime will be posted all over the Internet for anyone to see.

Child pornography charges are very serious and you most definitely need a Tampa Child Pornography Lawyer at Whittel & Melton who will fight aggressively to clear your good name. Our team of Sex Crime Defense Attorneys know that your future is on the line, and we will do everything we can to minimize any consequences you could face. We are team of former prosecutors and trial lawyers who have a proven track record of success, so we are ready to pit our courtroom experience to work for your advantage.

If you are ready to discuss your case and legal options with us, then we urge you to not delay. All you need to do is call our Tampa office at 813-221-3200 or contact us online for a free consultation. Meeting with us is completely confidential.

Child Pornography Charges and Computer Evidence

Most child porn charges revolve around computer-based evidence, so your defense attorney needs to be well-versed in computer data and what to look for in order to create reasonable doubt. It is very important for your attorney to understand how to analyze computer evidence and when to enlist the help of computer forensics expert. We work with some of the leading experts in the industry to help us investigate these types of cases and utilize whatever necessary resources in order to obtain the best possible results for our clients.

For most child pornography cases, arrests originate from the person’s IP address being flagged by police or online services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, OneDrive, pCloud, etc. Once an IP address is flagged, then the information will be sent over to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and from there local law enforcement will be notified to start investigating where the IP address is located. By the time local police drum up their investigation it can be months later from when the IP address was originally flagged. Police will usually go to the address and have a search warrant executed to seize all computers and electronic devices from the residence.

Most child porn cases involve the use of P2P file sharing programs like BearShare, LimeWire, KaZaa, eMule, Vuze, uTorrent, BitTorrent, Ares, and Shareaza. This is all controversial technology because it usually involves piracy. Adults use these programs to download games, software, music, movies, and legal adult pornography. However, these files may contain other files that the person downloading is unaware of until they view the file. Even if the file is deleted, it will remain on the hard drive of the computer or device being used. If a person mistakenly downloads an image or images of child pornography it can still remain on the device long after it is deleted.

There are ways for our team to prove that the file in question was mistakenly downloaded, but we will need to analyze the file and folder properties in order to do so. We can often do this by establishing the search terms used when downloading to show that it was accidental. The police will never use this type of information during the course of their investigation, so it is imperative that we obtain this type of evidence to prove a client’s innocence. This is where our computer forensics experts can step in and help us gather what is needed to clear your name.

Call For a Free Consultation with Our Seasoned Tampa Child Pornography Defense Lawyers

If you have been accused of a crime involving child pornography, then you need to act fast and secure legal representation as soon as possible so that we can help safeguard your future. We will use every tool in our arsenal to make sure you have the strongest possible defense.

To learn more about your legal options, call us now at 813-221-3200 or contact us online for a free consultation. We serve clients in Tampa and across the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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