Young Girl In Bedroom Worried By Bullying Text MessageIf you are located in the South Florida area and are facing charges for possession, distribution, or production of illicit images of children, do not put your future on the line with an attorney who is not experienced with federal internet crimes charges.

Our experienced attorneys ease the process for you by helping you to understand your legal options. It is important you understand the nature of the charges you are facing for federal distribution of child pornography in South Florida. You can trust that we will work for the best possible outcome on your case.

What is a Federal Distribution of Child Pornography Crime?

Child pornography crimes can be state or federal crimes, and federal child porn-related crimes come with much harsher penalties. Generally speaking, a child porn crime will be considered a state crime if the criminal activity is confined to one state, but it will be considered a federal crime if the child porn production or distribution activities happened in multiple states (which is very easy with the internet).

Distributing Child pornography is punished more severely then possessing pornography.

Federal law defines child pornography as sharing materials: allowing another person to copy child pornography imagines and selling images/movies. As well as, file-sharing and forwarding messages: anyone who allows another person to copy child pornography through file sharing programs such as peer to peer networks, emailed to another person, posted in chat rooms, or downloaded to computers.

Florida also has its own laws for distributing child pornography and a defendant may be procured under Federal laws, state laws, or both.

Learn more about Florida State Child Pornography crimes and consequences here.


It is important when facing these charges that you are aware of the consequences and the seriousness of these crimes. Federal Law prohibits the production, distribution, reception, and possession of child pornography.

A conviction of a federal child-porn related crime results in the need to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.

Any person who attempts or conspires to commit this offense is subject to prosecution under Federal Law.

Punishment for child porn distribution under Federal law 18 U.S.C. § 2252A includes fines and up to 30 years in Prison for first time offenders and sometimes life for repeat offenders.

Consequences for Federal Child Porn crimes include: 

  • First time offenders who produced child pornography may face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison.
  • First time offenders who transported child pornography may face a minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison.
  • If a person has a previous child-porn or state-related sex crime conviction, and is then convicted of a federal child porn-related crime the minimum federal prison sentence is 15 years, with a maximum prison sentence of 40 years. Fines can also range to $250,000.

Convicted Federal Child Porn offenders may face a harsher prison sentences such as life in prison, based on the if the porn crimes involved the following: 

  • Violent, sadistic, or masochistic images
  • Showing sexual abuse
  • Having prior convictions for child sexual exploitation


We take Federal Child Porn crimes very seriously and it is our first priority to look for flaws and mistakes in the accusations against you. There are certain elements of a case that a great criminal defense attorney knows to look for as they can destroy the prosecution’s case or allow us to negotiate reduced charges for our clients facing serious felony federal charges in Florida.

Federal Distribution of Child Pornography Defense Strategies

There are a variety of potential defenses that we may use to defend you from your South Florida federal child porn case:

  • Illegal Search and Seizure – If a warrant was illegally procured or no warrant was issued to obtain computers, mobile devices, or other property which child porn evidence was found on, we may challenge this.
  • Substantial Assistance – If you are able to provide assistance to identify another person for arrest or conviction in child pornography then the procestor team must reduce or suspend the charges you’re facing.
  • Good Faith (Reporting) – If you attempted in good faith to delete the images or report them to law enforcement, this is a solid defense to your federal child porn charges.

Free Federal Distribution of Child Pornography Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale

Our attorneys have successfully handled a variety of cases for federal distribution of child pornography in South Florida. We make sure to provide each of our client’s with respect, confidentiality, and a judgment free zone. Our aggressive defense team is here to ease the process and ensure your rights and freedom is protected.

We offer FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case for you. Give us a call today to learn more.


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