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Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 35 Years for Production and Distribution of CSAM

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

When a person is accused of possessing child pornography, they can be prosecuted by both the State of Florida and by Federal law enforcement officials. Considering the nature of the crime, prosecutors will try to fight for the harshest penalties in a criminal case involving child pornography. In a recent federal case, a man has been sentenced to over 30 …

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How a Computer Virus Can Frame You for Child Pornography

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Child pornography charges have very serious consequences if the accused person is convicted. Child pornography offenses can be penalized by the State of Florida, the federal government, or both. That means a person going into a criminal investigation due to child pornography allegations is likely to face high-cost fines and lengthy prison sentences. What happens if the person accused of …

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Software for Finding Child Pornography Questioned for Accuracy

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

With new advancements in technology, there are various tools and software available to track laptops, tablets, phones, and other digital devices for traces of viewing or sharing child pornography on the internet. This article will explain how software searching for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) works, examples of types of software, and the ongoing issues defense attorneys are having with …

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Leon County’s ICAC and Digital Forensics Unit

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

When law enforcement believes an individual is suspected of possessing or distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM), there are certain techniques and task forces that can be assigned to the case. In Leon County, the Sheriff’s Office uses the North Florida ICAC Task Force (NFITF), which comprises over 35 Florida counties. Leon County also implements a Digital Forensic Unit, which …

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Recent Leon County Arrests for Child Pornography

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

A person who is alleged to have child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on one of their digital devices is likely to be charged with possession of child pornography. Child pornography charges can be enforced by both State and Federal law, with some of the most severe penalties. This article will provide information on the differences between possession and distribution charges, …

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Soccer Player Faces Battery Charges for Punching Referee

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When it comes to competitive sports, it is not uncommon for things to get heated in the midst of the game. However, it does not give athletes the right to become violent toward others. In a recent case from Miami, a soccer player is now facing battery charges after allegedly committing battery against one of his referees. This article will …

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Trafficking Fentanyl Charges Against Two Central Florida Men

January 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Getting caught in the possession of a controlled substance can have harsh consequences. However, the punishment becomes much more severe if the person is accused of trafficking the controlled substance. Trafficking implies the illegal transporting of controlled substances.   Two men in Central Florida have been arrested on drug trafficking charges after a man in Volusia County overdosed due to …

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What is a Warrant of Execution?

January 27, 2023 Criminal Defense

In the most serious criminal offenses, the defendant may face capital punishment—meaning death by electrocution or lethal injection. There are multiple offenses in Florida that are severe enough to result in such sentencing. After the death penalty has been sentenced in court, the next step after sending the convicted defendant to Death Row is to have the Governor sign a …

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Brevard County Teacher Charged with Soliciting a Child

January 27, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

The state of Florida has strict laws against engaging in sexual activities with children. A person who has been accused of attempting to lure a child to engage in a sexual act can result in extremely harsh consequences that can last a lifetime. A Brevard County teacher has recently been arrested after attempting to lure a student for sex. This …

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