Sexting is the sending of sexually explicit messages via text message. Under Florida law, a minor who is sexting with another minor will often be charged with a non-criminal violation. However, an adult who is caught sexting with a minor can be charged with a child pornography offense which carries severe penalties, if convicted. Florida maintains its tough stance to minimize the occurrence and prevalence of sexting, even among peers.

If you are facing sex crimes charges, including sexting with a minor, it is vital to your future that you speak with a sex crimes defense lawyer immediately. The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando offers more than 60 years of combined experience to people throughout Central Florida who are facing sex crimes allegations. Call us today at 407-228-3838 to arrange a free initial consultation.

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Florida sexting laws also cover many topics of child pornography. The following are crimes and the penalties of those crimes if convicted:

  • Punishment if convicted of using a minor in sexual performance or promoting a child's sexual performance includes up to 15 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.
  • Punishment if convicted of possessing an image involving sexual conduct of or with a minor with the intent to promote (having three or more copies of the material) includes up to 15 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.
  • Punishment for knowingly possessing an image of sexual conduct by a child includes up to 5 years in jail and a fine of $5,000. Each image is handled as a separate offense, and each offense is a $5,000 fine.
  • Punishment for using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child to engage in sexual conduct includes up to 5 years in jail and a fine of $5,000 per offense.
  • Punishment for knowingly submitting child pornography to another person involves up to 5 years in jail and a fine up to $5,000.

Conviction for any of the above can be punishable by jail time, heavy fines and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

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When you choose The Umansky Law Firm to represent you, you will not only have a Board Certified attorney on your side — you will have a former prosecutor on your side. Your attorney will have in-depth knowledge of how the prosecution will attempt to build a case against you. We have extensive knowledge of how sexting charges can come about. It is quite easy for someone to use another person's smartphone to surf the internet, send nude pictures, compose suggestive texts or download pornographic images involving children. Just because your phone was used in the commission of the crime does not mean that you were the individual who committed the crime. Our firm can dig deep into the allegations and the evidence to build a strong defense on your behalf.

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If you are facing sex crimes charges, including sexting with a minor, it is vital to your future that you speak with a sex crimes defense lawyer immediately. The Umansky Law Firm in Orlando offers more than 60 years of combined experience to people throughout Central Florida who are facing sex crimes allegations. Call us today at 407-228-3838 to arrange a free initial consultation.

It is imperative to seek legal defense as soon as you can to fight the charges and allegations and to clear your name. The Umansky Law Firm offers a free initial consultation. To schedule yours, call our Orlando lawyers at 407-228-3838 or contact us online.

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