Lake County Child Pornography Lawyer
Distributing or manufacturing child pornography is one of the most serious offenses you can be accused of. These types of sex crimes are often investigated by the FBI, and prosecuted at the state and federal levels. Because of the complexity of these types of charges, a substantial amount of time may pass (months, or even years) before you are arrested. It is critical to work with an experienced Lake County child pornography attorney when you have been arrested or are under investigation, as a lengthy investigation could mean the odds are stacked against you from the very beginning. At Adams & Luka, we provide outstanding legal guidance and representation for clients accused of some of the most serious crimes in terms of your future, career, freedom, and reputation.Child Pornography Charges in Lake County
Child pornography encompasses many things, including audio, video, photographs, or digital images that involve minors younger than 18 years of age in sexual situations or conduct. You may wonder how you could possibly be facing criminal charges. Accusations may be made against an individual, whether legitimate or not, regarding:
- Selling or distributing child pornography either on or off the Internet
- Collecting lewd images, or downloading them online
- Posting lewd images involving minors online
- Manufacturing content that is inappropriate and involves a minor or minors, or Photoshopping inappropriate content
Distributing or selling materials depicting minors engaging in sexual conduct is a more serious offense than possessing child pornography, however all of these allegations are extremely serious. When law enforcement suspects there may be images, videos, or other content on the Internet related to child pornography, they may obtain a warrant in order to seize your computer for potential evidence that could be used to prosecute you. It is critical to consult with a qualified criminal defense lawyer when accused of any inappropriate behavior involving a minor.Child Pornography - Criminal Penalties in Florida
As mentioned above, the consequences of a conviction are harsh, even life-changing. The criminal penalties you may face if found guilty depend on the specific charge, and other factors including criminal history.
- Manufacturing child pornography may result in punishment that includes 15 to 30 years in prison
- Possessing child pornography incurs penalties including five to 20 years in prison
If charged at the federal level, you may also face substantial fines. Additionally, those found guilty are required to register as a sex offender, a consequence that will impact employment opportunities, eligibility for loans, housing, and perhaps worst of all, your reputation and standing in society.Contact Adams & Luka Now
There are several effective defenses to allegations of child pornography including entrapment, whether you had knowledge of the presence of images, the legality of any searches performed, and more. When you are facing serious criminal charges, it is crucial to your freedom and future to consult with a highly skilled Lake County child pornography lawyer. At Adams & Luka, we are on your side and dedicated to building a solid defense. Contact us today for a free consultation at (352) 787-2101.