Tampa Criminal Attorney Will Hanlon Convinces State Prosecutor to Dismiss Child Pornography Charges After Lengthy Investigation of His Client

Share Article

Numerous sex charges were dismissed by the State Prosecutor when the client’s background and his relationship with the victim were uncovered. The charges consisted of the following: Promotion of Sexual Performance by a Child, Use of Computer Services or Devices to Solicit Certain Illegal Acts, and Seven Counts of Possession of Child Pornography. If he would have pled as charged the score sheet guidelines required him to serve over 53 months in Florida State Prison. All the charges were dismissed except for one that was amended to a non-sexual type of offense. The client was not required to register as a sex offender and was never convicted.

Tampa criminal attorney
the proper investigation can often times mean the difference between a criminal conviction or a dismissal of the charges

Will Hanlon is a tampa criminal attorney with the special experience necessary to defend the highly charged cases in the sex crimes division. He has brought about the dismissal of countless criminal charges through a deep investigation of the prosecution’s case. When defending someone charged with a sex offense it is critical to conduct an intense investigation of not only the facts of the case, but of how those facts relate to the accused.

For the Tampa criminal attorney, and any other lawyer the proper investigation can often times mean the difference between a criminal conviction or a dismissal of the charges. In a recent case, allegations by the FBI indicated the client had been engaging in a sexual relationship the victim over the internet. The FBI claimed that the client was exchanging nude photographs with the victim. Initially, the FBI was contacted by an irate father who learned of the relationship after getting on his daughter’s computer.

Our client’s IP address was eventually given to local law enforcement in Tampa, Florida. After tracking the client down, they asked him for permission to search his home. Specifically, they asked him for permission to search his personal computer. An audit of his hard drive revealed a number of graphic photos of the underage girl. The detectives confronted him with the pictures and questioned him about her age. He waived his Miranda rights and acknowledged sending pictures to the juvenile (the victim was actually 13 years of age at the time of the offense).

The client was sent to a specialized psychologist in sex crimes. The psychologist conducted and evaluation of our client to determine his potential risk for contact with underage children. This evaluation along with other measures allowed us to make compelling arguments to the state prosecutor about our client and his relationship with the underage girl. We also brought a number of inaccuracies in the police report to the attention of the prosecutor. The client never pled to sex related charge, and was never convicted. The withhold of the conviction will eventually allow him to seal the charge.

In short, a thorough investigation creates opportunities for a client that may initially seem impossible. This concept is especially true for sex charges.

Will Hanlon has been a Tampa criminal attorney for over 15 years. He has successfully defended thousands of criminal clients against sex charges, and many other types of criminal offenses. His result-oriented representation has led to successful outcomes in thousands of cases. To learn more about the defense of child pornography charges and other sexual allegations you can call us at 813-228-7095 or link to us at Tampasexcrimesattorney.com.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

William Hanlon
Hanlon Law
Email >
Visit website