Florida Child Pornography and Sex Crimes Defense
Creative and Aggressive Defense of Child Pornography and Other Sex Offenses
Sex offenses are punished severely in Florida and can have devastating effects on your life, including a lengthy prison sentence and registration as a sex offender or sexual predator. Registration as a sex will greatly limit where you can live, work, and socialize. It is a stigma that will mark you for the rest of your life.
Because the consequences of a sex crime conviction are so harsh, it is vital to have a strong and experienced lawyer on your side. Orlando attorney Jonathan Rose is a former prosecutor and ex-Marine who provides tenacious legal representation in Florida and beyond to those charged with:
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Rape and statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Internet solicitation
- Traveling to meet a minor
- Other sex offenses
To protect your future, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney who understands how the government charges sex crimes. Early involvement by an experienced attorney can make the difference in where you are charged and whether you are charged.
Aggressive and Experienced Legal Defense Against Child Pornography Charges
The FBI, FDLE, and local law enforcement agencies prosecute child pornography cases very aggressively. If you are the target of a child pornography investigation, law enforcement has the resources to uncover every website you have visited on your computer or recover hidden or deleted files on your home computer. Forensic recovery can determine when files were downloaded, when folders were created, and when they were accessed.
However, you may not even realize that your computer contains sexually explicit images, or you may have accidentally downloaded files from peer-to-peer file sharing services. No matter your situation, the assistance and advocacy of a skilled child pornography lawyer are essential to protecting your freedom and minimizing the legal consequences you face.
Orlando attorney Jonathan Rose represents clients in Orlando, throughout Florida and nationwide who are accused of all types of sex offenses involving minors, including:
- Possessing, distributing, or downloading explicit images of children
- Soliciting minors through the internet
- Traveling to meet minors they met online
- Related sex offenses
Attorney Jonathan Rose is a former prosecutor who understands how the state builds criminal cases. His understanding of how the government prosecutes sex crime cases helps him build the strongest possible defense.
Federal Prosecution Of Child Pornography Charges
Building A Strong Defense
Despite the seriousness of these charges, and regardless of the jurisdiction the charges are prosecuted in, there are frequently strong defenses to them.
Knowledge: The government must prove that the accused knew of the presence of the images. Proving this may depend on the history and cache data in the computer or device, the content of stored emails, texts, and private messages, and whether the accused makes any statements to law enforcement, and others having access to the computer or device in question.
Legality Of Any Search: In most instances, law enforcement obtains the evidence to prosecute from the execution of a search warrant. Jonathan Rose is adept in finding issues to challenge the validity of search warrants, including whether there was sufficient information for the warrant to have been issued, and whether law enforcement searched items outside the scope of the warrant.
Entrapment: Many child pornography cases begin with private citizens communicating with others via various forms of electronic media. Very often, the person at the other end of that conversation is a law enforcement officer. In some instances, these government agents go too far in trying to enforce the law and entice otherwise innocent people into engaging in conduct they would ordinarily not engage in. In these cases, a defense of entrapment may be possible.
Polygraph Examination: Law enforcement has long used polygraph examinations as a tool to monitor people convicted of sex offenses. However, polygraph examinations are an indispensable tool in the presentation of your case to prosecutors and law enforcement officers. Specialized questions and experienced examiners can address whether you knew images of child pornography were present. The tests can also help to present evidence that you have never harmed a child, a concern that is ever-present in such investigations.
Psycho-Sexual Evaluations: A psychosexual evaluation is performed by a psychiatrist who specializes in this area. The evaluation focuses on an individual’s psychological and sexual functioning. This evaluation examines sexual interests, attitudes, and behaviors. In the event that a client will be sentenced, this evaluation also provides valuable input into whether the individual is at risk to re-offend or act out sexually in the future. A clean bill of sexual interest is a powerful tool to present to prosecutors and judges as a part of an overall defense strategy.
Why You Should Not Talk To Police
FBI and FDLE investigators are highly skilled in convincing people to make incriminating statements, even when Miranda rights are properly administered. In many instances, they make the target of the investigation feel that they are on his side and that admitting the offense will make the situation much better. This is virtually never true. Do not make any statements or respond to comments until you have spoken with an attorney experienced in defending child pornography charges.
The sooner you contact an attorney, the better position you will be in to defend yourself against allegations of child pornography possession, receipt, or distribution, or other sex crimes. Call 407-894-4555 for a free and confidential consultation or contact us via email at [email protected].