Have you been charged with or are under investigation for downloading or sharing child pornography? Have you been accused of chatting to a minor online about sexual activity, or of attempting to set up a time to meet with a minor? If so, you need experienced legal counsel working for you immediately.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, our Orlando defense lawyer understands the complexity of these types of charges. As a former state prosecutor and public defender, attorney Corey Cohen can provide knowledgeable counsel and aggressive, diligent representation in all criminal sexual cases. Contact us online or call 407-246-0066, or 888-390-8937 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
There Are Harsh Penalties for Conviction
Federal law enforcement officials often monitor the online activity of adults who are suspected of accessing illegal pornographic images. Hundreds of Florida residents each year are shocked to find their homes raided and themselves arrested following suspected crimes involving their computers.
The possession and distribution of illegal images, as well as allegations involving the luring, enticing or solicitation of a minor are very serious charges that can affect the rest of your life. A conviction may require you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This will follow you everywhere, even if you move to another state. It can have a negative impact on your chances of employment, and limit your opportunities in regard to housing and your relationship with your children.
A criminal conviction for the possession of child pornography can come with a mandatory prison term of up to 10 years. Charges involving the receipt and/or distribution of pornographic images of minors have a federal sentencing guideline of five to 20 years. Also, additional penalties may be assessed for each individual images that is in a person's possession or that is distributed to others.
How We Fight Child Pornography and Solicitation Charges
We have handled numerous cases involving child pornography and solicitation of a minor charges. We know how to examine the prosecution's evidence against you. We can challenge the legitimacy of any images as well as how they got on your computer.
If you are facing online solicitation charges, we will investigate the police procedure that led to your arrest. Did the police use entrapment? If your constitutional rights were violated, we may argue for a suppression of the evidence or a dismissal of the charges against you.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our effectiveness in handling these difficult cases is illustrated by our long track record of success and by attorney Cohen's frequent appearances on local and statewide media, including ABC News, "Inside Edition" and "My Fox Orlando." For a free consultation, call 407-246-0066 or 888-390-8937, or contact us online.