Federal Child Pornography Charges
– by Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez
If you have been arrested for a federal child pornography charge you may need a competent federal criminal attorney. The experienced Tampa criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez aggressively represent clients who have been arrested in the Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee, Sarasota Count, Pasco County, Hernando County, and throughout the State of Florida.
Being accused of a child pornography crime can adversely affect your job, personal life and standing in the community. If convicted of a federal child pornography charge, you may be facing harsh penalties. It is important to retain an experienced attorney who can help you understand the charges against you and fight to obtain the best possible result in your case.
If you were arrested for possession of child pornography by a state law enforcement agency, state child pornography laws apply. If you were arrested by a federal law enforcement agency, federal laws apply.
Federal laws apply to a child pornography case if the offense occurred in interstate or foreign commerce, which includes using the postal service and the internet to commit the crimes.
Both state and federal laws define child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a person under the age of 18. Both prohibit the knowing distribution, possession, production, publication, duplication, sale or printing of child pornography in any form.
The penalties for a federal child pornography conviction are much harsher than the penalties for state convictions. Both sets of laws result in lifetime registration as a sex offender but there are differences in potential prison time and fines.
What Are the Federal Penalties for Possession of Child Pornography?
Under Title 8 Section 2252, a conviction for possession of child pornography is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. A second conviction can result in up to 40 years in federal prison.
What Are the Penalties for Distribution of Child Pornography?
Under Title 18 Section 2252(a)(4)(b), a conviction for distribution of child pornography is punishable by up to 40 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
What Are the Penalties for Production of Child Pornography?
Under Title 18 Section 2251, a conviction for enticing a minor to produce child pornography is punishable by up to 30 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
Why should I contact a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you have been arrested for a federal child pornography offense seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one is facing a federal or state child pornography charge, it is critical that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. The process is complex and requires someone with experience and knowledge concerning this very serious charge.
Why Fernandez & Hernandez?
At Fernandez & Hernandez, the criminal defense attorneys are familiar with the laws governing child pornography and have extensive experience dealing with these charges. Our attorneys have established a successful track in obtaining reasonable outcomes for defendants facing these very serious federal offenses.
If you have been charged with a federal offense Fernandez & Hernandez can assist you. Criminal defense attorney Daniel J. Fernandez can help guide you through the process. Our firm has represented clients in numerous federal cases. Many of these cases have resulted in favorable resolutions. Call Tampa criminal defense lawyer Daniel J. Fernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now.
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez
Attorney Daniel J. Fernandez of Fernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez provides legal representation for individuals in child pornography cases. Our Tampa criminal defense attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you. Our Tampa Attorneys Daniel Fernandez and Martin Hernandez are bilingual.
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