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Defending against pornography charges in Florida
Federal and state laws regulate the distribution and sale of pornography, and there are specific statutes designed to prevent child exploitation and child pornography.
In 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice created a Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section task force with the goal of prosecuting pornography on the Internet and cable television and at adult bookstores. In addition to arrest and prosecution of the offenders, the laws provide for confiscation of obscene materials, along with proceeds and profits derived from them.
Child pornography charges are felonies carrying heavy sentences under federal laws. Maximum and mandatory minimum sentences range greatly depending on what the charges involve, — e.g., possessing child pornography, engaging in sexual activity with a minor, advertising to procure minors for illicit sexual activity or distributing child pornography. Repeated violations could result in a sentence of life in prison.
For a number of years, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task forces combining the resources of federal, state and local law enforcement have conducted ongoing undercover operations to investigate the distribution of child pornography.
At Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A., our criminal defense lawyers in Jacksonville represent clients in pornography cases and provide a strong affirmative defense on your behalf. Early involvement in your case may allow us to correct any misperception by the government of your alleged pornography activity and present you in a more favorable light. You may face serious charges if you received unsolicited images or a coworker or neighbor used your computer directly or even accessed pornographic materials via your wireless network. In some instances, targets face searches and seizures that do not comply with the criminal laws in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida or the United States. Whatever your situation, we protect your rights.
Contact our experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys about state or federal pornography charges
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