Legal Defense For Child Pornography Charges

Learning that you are under investigation or have been charged with possession and/or distribution of child pornography is alarming at best. Even if you have done nothing wrong, your reputation, family life, career and freedom could all be on the line. Our attorneys at Ringsmuth, Day & O'Halloran have decades of experience defending clients in Lee County, Florida. We are dedicated, trustworthy and tenacious.

Seasoned Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres Child Porn Defense Attorneys

Whether you have been served with a search warrant, have been arrested or suspect you are under investigation for child pornography possession, it is important not to talk with law enforcement without an attorney present. Many people do not realize how a seemingly innocent statement can later be turned against them as evidence. Consult with an experienced Fort Myers child pornography attorney who understands the stakes and how to prepare a strong defense on your behalf. Our lawyers provide zealous criminal defense representation to clients facing charges involving:

  • Possession of child pornography
  • Distribution of child pornography
  • Production of child pornography
  • Other crimes against children

Understanding Child Pornography Charges

With viruses, such as trojan horses, multiple-user computers and data file-share sites, many people are not even aware that they are committing a criminal offense - or that an offense is being committed on their computer - until they are suddenly served with a search warrant or arrest warrant.

Simply having a photograph or file on your hard drive (even if it was deleted) can be charged as possession. Forwarding that file once (even if you didn't realize what you were forwarding) can be charged as distribution. Additionally, if you are a member of a file-sharing site such as LimeWire, it is important to realize that the default is set to share files - which can also be charged as distribution if you intentionally or unintentionally share child pornography files. It is important to realize that in the eyes of the court, unintentional distribution is still distribution. Our criminal defense attorneys can help you fight these issues when preparing your defense strategy.

State and Federal Child Pornography Defense

Child pornography charges can be prosecuted in state or federal courts. If convicted in federal court, you could face a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence. Depending on the facts of your case, you could face additional charges for each photo, video or file. We are relentless in our approach to defending clients, whether they have been charged in state or federal court. We utilize our extensive experience to get federal cases diverted to state court (thus avoiding a mandatory jail term), and work tirelessly to help clients avoid the lifelong consequences of a child pornography conviction, such as jail time, mandatory sex offender registration, lifetime probation and other consequences.

Call for a Free Consultation

Contact our office today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated Fort Myers child pornography defense lawyer. We are available by phone at 800-416-1434 or via e-mail.