Production of Child Pornography

The laws in Florida criminalize the production and promotion of any performance which constitutes child pornography. Anyone who knowingly produces, directs, or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by a minor under the age of 18 faces felony charges in the second degree. Second degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and up to a $10,000 fine.

It is equally illegal to even be caught possessing material that depicts any sexual performance by a child with the intent to promote it. Being caught with 3 or more copies of such material allows the government to make the case that the material was possessed with the intent to promote it. This crime is also a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and up to a $10,000 fine.

Federal law provides even lengthier prison sentences for promotion or advertising of child pornography. An individual convicted for a first offense of promotion or advertising pornographic images or movies involving children faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison, and could face up to 20 years in prison. A second conviction mandates a minimum of 15 years in prison, and allows for up to 40 years in prison.

If you or someone you know has been accused of producing child pornography you need to immediately talk to an experienced attorney. Our lawyers at Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., are highly experienced in defending against accusations of producing child pornography. Please call the attorneys at Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., to schedule your consultation.