Child pornography is defined as an image, whether on a website or in a magazine, photo, video, or computer file of a person under the age of 18 engaging in “sexual conduct.” Sexual conduct is defined as sexual intercourse, exposition of the genitals in a sexually suggestive way, masturbation, rape, or simulated sexual conduct. Beyond definitions, a child pornography charge can define the rest of your life. Even if you are found not guilty, the shame of being accused can make it difficult to secure employment. It’s possible that you may have to leave your community as well. Child pornography crimes are also among the most heavily pursued by state and federal prosecutors. That’s why if you are accused of possessing child pornography, it’s crucial that you contact a child pornography attorney in Tampa immediately.
About The Rickman Law Firm
Anthony Rickman, a child pornography defense attorney in Tampa, brings a wealth of experience as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor to your situation. He understands the nuances of how a prosecutor will build his or her case and can mount a defense that can reduce or eliminate the charges levied against you. Through careful analysis, Rickman will determine if there are inaccuracies in how your case is being prosecuted. From there, he will use the best defense to fight for your rights.
It’s important to note, that if you are approached in regard to a child pornography allegation that you do not answer a law enforcement officer’s questions without an attorney present. You can invoke your 5th and 6th Amendment right in this case.
What Can a Child Pornography Attorney in Tampa Do?
There are several defenses that a child pornography defense attorney in Tampa can mount to fight your case. A defense attorney can attempt to prove that:
- • You came into possession of child pornography while engaging in the legal pursuit of adult pornography.
- • Your computer was hacked or another person came into possession of your computer.
- • The content found on your computer was not sexually explicit. Even if the minor was nude, he or she may not have been engaged in a sexual act.
For a free consultation with an experienced child pornography attorney in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm at (813) 712-8736 or submit our contact request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.