Dissemination of Obscene Material in Florida

Pornographic material is commonly viewed and owned by many Americans. There are multiple types of pornographic material available online and in print. Some of these materials are considered so highly offensive that they’re considered obscene in the eyes of the state. In Florida, it’s against the law to have any involvement with pornographic material that’s considered obscene.

If you’re facing charges for the dissemination of obscene material in Florida, it’s in your best interest to obtain a trusted and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. The team at The Umansky Law Firm is a top source for legal representation in Orlando.

What is Considered Obscene Material in Florida?

The legal definition of obscene refers to materials that can be considered as disgusting to the senses, or repulsive in general. Cases of dissemination of obscene material are difficult to defend without an attorney because obscenity is culturally defined. Some examples of obscene materials include:

By many individuals, obscene material is any material that could be harmful to minors. Any pornographic material featuring minors (individuals under 18 years) is defined by Florida Statute 847.011 as obscene, and it is illegal to have any type of association with obscene materials including:

  • Possessing obscene materials
  • Selling obscene materials
  • Giving away obscene materials
  • Advertising obscene materials
  • Transmitting obscene materials

Any person found in possession of or distributing obscene materials can face serious penalties if they’re convicted.

Serious Penalties for Dissemination of Obscene Material

For a person to be charged with dissemination of obscene material, the material must lack scientific, political, literary, or artistic value. That person must also have knowledge of the nature of the material they’re handling. Dissemination of obscene materials is considered a third-degree-felony and is ranked as a level-1 crime. Penalties for third-degree-felonies in Florida include:

If convicted, these penalties can seriously alter the trajectory of a person’s life. Anyone facing charges for the dissemination of obscene information should seek an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you’re able to obtain legal counsel, the more time they have to build a reliable defense strategy.

Reliable Defense Strategies for Dissemination of Obscene Material

The most effective way to build a reliable defense strategy is to obtain an attorney who cares about your case. At The Umansky Law Firm, we believe every person deserves a second chance and work tirelessly to build a defense that helps win yours. There are multiple foundational defense strategies for dissemination of obscene material including:

  • Law enforcement had no warrant
  • This was not a lawful arrest
  • Entrapment
  • No credible evidence

The best defense strategies are built on details. It’s imperative to be open and honest with your attorneys about the details of your case. At The Umansky Law Firm, we spend one-on-one time with each of our clients so we can build them the best case possible.

Hire an Aggressive Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney For Your Case

Dissemination of obscene material is a serious offense that carries severe consequences.

In Orlando, The Umansky Law Firm is a trusted source of legal counsel for cases involving the dissemination of obscene material. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience representing individuals just like you from across Central Florida. We are members of Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers and highly rated on Avvo.com.

At The Umansky Law Firm, we believe your life should not be defined by a single mistake and we want to help you win your second chance. To schedule your free consultation, call 407-228-3838 or fill out our online contact form today.