Tampa Child Pornography Attorney
What Is Child Pornography?
A child is any minor, whether a teenager or younger. Child pornography is any picture or other representation which shows a child in a sexually explicit situation. Production, possession or distribution of child pornography is against the law in every state. These are considered serious crimes with truly life-changing criminal penalties.
Your first awareness that you are being investigated may be when you are served with a search warrant or when you are suddenly arrested. Your computer, cell phone or other electronic devices may be seized. If something like this has happened to you consult a Tampa sex crime defense attorney without delay.
Registration as a convicted sex offender is required in addition to any prison sentence in most child pornography convictions.
Child Porn Penalties
Each picture found in your possession is considered a separate crime. In Florida possession, production and distribution are separate crimes. The penalties range from 5 to 13 years in prison. For example, conviction on possession of two pictures would mean a sentence of 10 years. It has become popular among some underage young people to use a camera cell phone to send a nude photo of themselves to a friend. Some parents have been unpleasantly surprised to find their child charged with child pornography crimes. A skilled child pornography lawyer at our firm has vast experience in defending clients arrested for sex crimes.
Contact a Child Pornography Lawyer in Tampa
A conviction could affect your ability to find employment, get an education, and even find a place to live. It is important to be represented by a sex crime defense lawyer who truly understands what the prosecutor must prove in order to gain a conviction. With years of experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Tim Hessinger has the ability to recognize when the prosecution fails to fully prove its case and demand the charges be dropped or reduced. For a discussion of your case and your defense, contact a Tampa child pornography attorney at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger. We work to protect your future.