Posted on December 29, 2015 by Jeffrey FeilerTechnology moves at a speedy pace – and the law follows, sometimes at an astonishing rate. It may be hard to believe with the constant inundation online about celebrity nude pictures that anyone would take a nude photo seriously. To ignore the facts would be a mistake, and this one little known fact could seriously damage more than just your reputation – it could get you in trouble with the law. As your leading Miami criminal defense attorney, I'm here to clear up the confusing details of new laws.
A woman I know had been divorced from her husband. She received child support payments until her youngest turned 18. The ex-husband sent the final payment. The woman texted "thank you". He responded to her with a text of a picture of his penis.
This new phenomenon is called "sexting" and it is illegal. It's a felony to use an electronic device to transmit lewd sexual content. Fortunately for the ex, the woman chose not to report it to the Police.
A similar occurrence happens when a 15-year old high school girl sexts photos of herself, and the photos fall into the hands of an adult. The adult is now in possession of child pornography, which is a serious felony, and one being increasingly prosecuted in both State and Federal Court. Defendants have been getting 10-year prison sentences for transmitting child pornography.
If you are arrested for possession of child pornography or for sexting call the Jeffrey Feiler Law Firm at (305) 670-7700 to help you.
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