Revenge porn in Florida falls under the umbrella of sexual harassment law. Florida’s revenge porn statute, which became effective on October 1, 2015, is similar to that of approximately 12 other states in the United States.

Florida Revenge Porn Statute

The Florida Revenge Porn Statute prohibits individuals from posting sexually explicit or pornographic pictures of others on a website without their consent. Revenge porn offenders usually post sexually explicit or pornographic pictures of ex-husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, or lovers – and usually out of spite or anger following a hostile relationship.

Revenge porn offenders usually have to pay a high fee to have the picture(s) taken down off the website and, therefore, the pictures typically remain online for a significant period of time. It is important to note, however, that the Florida Revenge Porn Statute only covers pornography that is posted on a website. Consequently, revenge porn content can still by shared legally via texting, email, or other social media (i.e. Facebook or Instagram).

If you have been charged with a pornography offense in Florida, it is essential that you have experienced legal representation on your side throughout your case.

Penalties Upon Conviction

If a defendant is convicted under the Florida Revenge Porn Statute, he or she can be subject to the following:

  • First Offense – First-degree misdemeanor
  • Second Offense – Third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years’ incarceration

Compensation to the Alleged Victim

In addition to criminal charges and convictions, a defendant may also be subject to a civil lawsuit and monetary penalties or to a copyright lawsuit. An alleged victim may file a civil lawsuit, seeking injunctive relief, monetary damages, reasonable attorney’s fees, and court costs.

Contact an Experienced St. Petersburg Pornography Defense Attorney Today

Pornography convictions can result in very serious penalties and in the case of revenge porn, can also subject the accused to a civil lawsuit for money damages. As such, it is essential that you have an experienced St. Petersburg pornography defense attorney representing you at every stage of your case.

If you have been charged with a Florida pornography offense, you should contact the experienced St. Petersburg pornography defense lawyers at Khonsari Law Group today at 727-269-5300, or contact us online.

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