Child Pornography

Jacksonville Child Pornography Defense Attorney

Have You Been Arrested for Possessing or Distributing Child Pornography?

The possession and distribution of child pornography are extremely serious crimes in Florida. Even the slightest amount of child pornography found on your computer or other electronic device can result in a felony conviction and lengthy prison sentence. In addition, you may be required to register as a sex offender and be prohibited from living near schools, parks, or other places where children regularly congregate.

If you have been arrested for possessing or distributing child pornography, it is imperative that you contact a Jacksonville child pornography lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. Your freedom and future are at stake, and you need a skilled and aggressive attorney to help you fight these charges.

Call (904) 507-6194or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation.

How Monroe Law, P.A. Can Help With Your Child Pornography Case

The experienced legal team at Monroe Law, P.A. is ready to provide you with the aggressive and knowledgeable representation you need if you have been arrested for the possession or distribution of child pornography. Our Jacksonville child pornography lawyer has handled hundreds of cases throughout Florida, and we have successfully reduced or dismissed charges for our clients on numerous occasions.

  • What Is Considered Child Pornography in Florida?

    Child pornography is defined by Florida Statute 827.071 as any written or visual material that includes graphic descriptions of sexual conduct involving minors, as well as any image that shows a youngster engaged in sexual activity. Actual or simulated sexual activity, sexual bestiality, sexual sadism, and sexual masochism are all considered forms of sexual conduct.

    In Florida, some instances of child pornography could be:

    • Images
    • Movies and recordings
    • Pictures kept on a PC or other electronic device
    • Text in writing

    Because child pornography is a "sexually violent offense" in Florida, offenders are required to register as sexual predators under Florida Statute 775.21. You face extremely significant consequences if you are arrested for having or distributing child pornography.

  • What Are the Penalties for Possessing Child Pornography in Florida?

    Possession of child pornography is a crime in Florida, carrying a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. The severity of the penalty increases if the child pornography you owned featured a youngster under the age of twelve.

    The following are the penalties for having child pornography on one's person that features a child under the age of twelve:

    • First offense: felony carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine
    • Second offense: felony carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine
    • Third and subsequent offenses: are felonies, which carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
  • Are There Any Defenses to Child Pornography Charges?

    There are several defenses to child pornography charges that our Jacksonville child pornography lawyer can pursue on your behalf. Some of these defenses include:

    • The material was mistakenly or inadvertently downloaded
    • The material was not sexually explicit
    • The material was protected free speech
    • The police illegally searched and seized your property
  • How Does a Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville Defend Against Child Pornography Charges?

    Our Jacksonville child pornography attorney will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all possible defense strategies. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized and comprehensive defense strategy that is tailored to your specific case.

    Our criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville may be able to use the following defense strategies in your case:

    • Challenging the evidence: The attorney may scrutinize the prosecution's evidence, including the method of obtaining it, the chain of custody, and any potential issues with the technology used to collect or analyze the data.
    • Fourth Amendment violations: If the evidence was obtained through an illegal search and seizure, the defense attorney may argue that the defendant's constitutional rights were violated, potentially leading to the exclusion of the evidence.
    • Lack of knowledge or intent: The defense attorney may argue that the defendant was unaware of the presence of child pornography on their device or that they did not have the intent to possess or distribute it.
    • Entrapment or misconduct: If law enforcement engaged in entrapment or misconduct during the investigation, the defense attorney may raise this as a defense strategy.
    • Expert testimony: Defense attorneys may call upon experts in digital forensics, computer science, or psychology to challenge the credibility and reliability of the prosecution's evidence or provide alternative explanations for the presence of child pornography on the defendant's device.

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Monroe Law, P.A. is here to help you get the results you need with an award-winning team you can trust.

  • Boutique Defense Strategies
    We tailor custom defense strategies for each client's unique situation.
  • Former Prosecutor on Your Team
    We have experience on both sides of the courtroom.
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  • I called Mr. Monroe around 9 p.m. and left a voicemail, and he immediately called me back. He went above and beyond to keep me safe and I felt like he truly cared about me as a person.
    - Michaela L.
  • Scott Monroe is a true professional and a great attorney to have at your side for those tough times that can happen to any of us. I got a favorable result in my case which I am grateful for and again more than happy with the outcome.
    - Tamim
  • I would like to thank Scott Monroe for everything he has done for me. I had a high profile case and he knew exactly what to do!
    - Jarvis B.
  • Scott Monroe had a very detailed & methodical way to evaluate the case findings and build a tailored defense strategy accordingly. I am very pleased with the outcome of the case and strongly recommend Mr. Monroe's services for any of the legal need.
    - Girish Y.

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