Deleting pictures of child pornography from your computer does not mean the images are gone. Those images can be easily recovered from unallocated disk space on your computer. Many people think that what they do on the Internet is private because they are in their own homes. However, there are other people on the Internet who are not your friends, such as undercover police officers as well as people who have been charged with crimes and are willing to implicate others.
I’m Kissimmee criminal defense attorney Richard Kelley. I defend people charged with Internet sex crimes such as possession of child pornography and on-line solicitation. You can contact me 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free initial consultation about your case.
Child Pornography Charges
Possession of child pornography is often charged in federal court because the penalties are harsher. Depending on the number of images on your computer, you could be charged with a sentence ranging from five years to life in prison. Prosecutors will seek the maximum penalty, saying that you are a risk to molest children in the future.
Child pornography cases need to be defended vigorously, both in terms of challenging the state’s evidence and in seeking mitigation of penalties if you are convicted. It’s important to get experts on your side who will testify that you do not pose a threat to the public.
Solicitation of a Minor
Florida prosecutors are charging more and more people with Internet solicitation for offenses involving chat rooms and ads on Craig’s List. Each case is different, and you will need experts on board to prepare an aggressive defense, especially if you took physical steps to contact a minor.
Free Lawyer Consultation
Your freedom and reputation are too important to entrust to an inexperienced lawyer, especially when the alternative may be spending your life as registered sex offender. To talk to attorney Richard Kelley about your Internet sex crime case, call 407-847-6259.