Ocala Child Pornography Attorney
The state of Florida criminalizes the production or promotion of child pornography when an individual makes prohibited materials such as pornographic photos or films involving minors under the age of eighteen(18). Florida law also prosecutes individuals that process, control or view child pornography, regardless of whether or not the activities are done in the privacy of one’s own home.
Depending on the offense, the criminal act may be prosecuted as a 2nd Degree Felony with up to fifteen (15) years in prison and fines up to $10,000 or a 3rd Degree Felony with up to five (5) years in prison and fines up to $5,000. Additionally, a conviction may require the offender to enter registration as a sex offender in the Florida Sex Offender Database.
It is important to note that lack of knowledge or a mistake regarding a child participating in an act is not a defense to the promotion of child pornography.