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West Palm Beach Child Pornography Attorney

Child Porn Charges Are Very Serious. We Can Help.

A child pornography charge puts you in a difficult position from the start. Some people will immediately presume you are guilty due to the stigma associated with sex crimes. Defendants charged with child pornography offenses in Florida need more than just procedural representation - they need the assistance of experienced legal counsel who can work towards alleviating the potentially unfair treatment by law enforcement, prosecutors, and the community. That's why you need the help of our skilled West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers at Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. by your side to help fight these serious charges. We have former sex crimes prosecutors who are highly experienced in their area.

To request a free initial consultation, call (561) 349-4856.

What Are the Penalties for Child Pornography?

The statutory definition of child pornography in Florida includes any image that shows individuals under the age of 18 engaging in sexual acts. The specific term used in state statutes is "sexual conduct," which implies acts ranging from nudity to intercourse, and from masturbation to sexual battery or punishment. Statutes 827.071, 847.0135 and 847.0138 make it illegal for anyone to view, possess, transmit or produce any type of graphic content that depicts child pornography as defined by Florida state laws.

Although child pornography in the 21st century often is associated with the internet, Florida statutes extend to offline situations and even live exhibitions. Possession of photos or digital images depicting child pornography is illegal, and charges most likely will be filed even if the accused claims he or she didn't know that the photos were of minors. Your West Palm Beach child pornography lawyer should tell you that ignorance is not a valid defense against child pornography possession charges in Florida.

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