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Child Pornography

Defending Your Future Against Damaging Child Pornography Charges

If you have been charged with a child pornography offense, or are under investigation for a related crime, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as quickly as possible. A conviction of a child pornography charge can lead to severe penalties, including jail time or fines, making it important to get an attorney involved in your case immediately.

Florida child pornography lawyer William Hanlon leverages nearly 20 years of experience to represent individuals facing a wide range of charges relating to child pornography, including:

  • Creation of child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Distribution of child pornography

His experience and knowledge of the law and Tampa area courts and prosecutors allows him to offer the advice you need to understand your charges, the potential penalties stemming from a conviction and the options you have for combatting the charges against you.

What Is Child Pornography?

Understanding exactly what is considered child pornography is the first step in your defense process. Under federal law, child pornography charges can relate to any visual representation of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, or any visual representation made to appear that a minor is engaged in sexually conduct.

Visual representations can include:

  • Photographs
  • Film
  • Video
  • Picture
  • Animation
  • Computer-generated image

In some cases, individuals who download images from online sources are unwittingly obtaining child pornography. Unfortunately, ignorance of the age of the child in the visual representations cannot be claimed as a defense.

Attorney Hanlon will work closely with a trained forensic expert to examine every aspect of the case against you in an effort to uncover inconsistencies in evidence or illegal search and seizure practices on the part of law enforcement officers. He will use any of this information to apply pressure on the prosecution to reduce or dismiss your charges, or to prove your innocence in court.

Contact Attorney Hanlon online or call 813.228.7095 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges and learn more about your defense options.