One of the more contemporary, tempting, and entrapping criminal acts on the books in South Florida is Internet Solicitation and Pornography Crimes. This occurs a great deal in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for several reasons. First, Miami and Fort Lauderdale are the filming grounds for many internet pornography websites, which often include young girls. Second, the availability and presence of the internet is ubiquitous in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. There are many public computers from which people talk to other people about sexual activity, sexual subject, and arranging personal meetings and rendezvous. These places include schools, college campuses, libraries, and even coffee shops. Wireless internet connections are also used frequently in Miami, from where bystanders and thieves may hack into the internet connection and be harder to trace. The criminal law enforcement authorities are cracking down on this new and popular type of crime. They have even gone to the extent of airing the catching of such criminal suspect on television shows and the news. If you have been caught, or if you have been caught and the episode was captured on camera and aired on television, you should speak to a criminal attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and to preserve any legal causes of action you may have as a result of the airing of your arrest. To prove the criminal violation of soliciting, inducing, enticing or procuring another to commit prostitution, lewdness, assignation, the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect solicited, induced, enticed, or procured another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation. “Prostitution” is the giving or receiving of the body for sexual intercourse, for hire, which includes the giving or receiving of the body for licentious sexual intercourse without hire. “Lewdness” is any indecent or obscene act. The words “lewd,” “lascivious,” and “indecent” mean the same thing and mean a wicked, lustful, unchaste, licentious, or sensual intention on the part of the person doing an act. “Lewdness” is also the unlawful indulgence of lust signifying that form of immorality which has a relation to sexual impurity. It is generally used to indicate gross indecency with respect to sexual relations. “Assignation” includes the making of any appointment or engagement for prostitution or lewdness or any act in furtherance of such appointment or engagement.
If you have been charged with Internet Solicitation and Pornography Crimes in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami Dade County, and the rest of South Florida. Having a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in criminal court is advantageous, especially when charged with serious criminal offenses. Contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. for an immediate free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a Pornography Crimes Lawyer if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.
847.0135 Computer pornography; traveling to meet minor; penalties.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
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