Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor
If you have been arrested for the crime of transmission of material harmful to a minor, the first thing you should look for is a criminal lawyer who is extremely well-versed in
computer crimes. These offenses, also called cybercrimes are a fairly new area of law which is changing rapidly. If the person you retain for your defense is not familiar with this type of crime, opportunities for a successful defense can be missed.
At Seltzer Law, PA our Miami criminal defense attorney has the additional experience of working as a former Miami-Dade Cyber Crime Prosecutor. Seltzer Law, PA has taught Demystifying Cyber Crime at Florida Judicial College in the past several years and stand ready to use our knowledge in your case.
Transmission of material harmful to a minor is any electronic transmission of obscene material to a recipient under the age of 18. Under Florida law, "harmful material" constitutes material of any kind showing nudity, sexual conduct or sexual excitement. This crime may be carried out in person, online, through the mail or any other way.
Online Crimes in Miami, Florida
The laws of our state have established that transmission of material harmful to a minor is a third-degree felony. It is penalized by up to 5 years of imprisonment per each image that is transmitted. This means that you can be prosecuted for many counts on the same series of images sent to a person who is under 18 years old. If a large amount of matter was sent, the counts can quickly add up. If you are facing this charge, you should speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Our society is judgmental about sex-related criminal charges but remember; everyone is entitled to a trial before conviction. An aggressive criminal defense lawyer knows there are a lot of avenues to be explored when striving to defend an online harmful material case. The Miami sex crime lawyer from our firm is available to serve clients throughout South Florida.
You can reach an member of the legal team at Seltzer Law, PA 24 hours a day and seven days a week to set up a free consultation on your rights and your case. We also help those from all over the state and throughout the U.S. For more information, see Florida Statute 847.0138: Transmission of material harmful to minors by electronic device or equipment prohibited.