Returning to “Life As Usual” After Fighting Back Against Florida Child Pornography or Solicitation Charges -- Part 1

June 4, 2014 by David S. Seltzer

For the past several weeks and months, this blog has focused intensely on child pornography and solicitation defense. Why? We believe that these defendants are vastly underserved. There are almost no resources online (or elsewhere) to help them understand their problems.

Other criminal defendants enjoy a wealth of compassion from many sources. Even people charged with committing violent crimes, such as assault, rape and murder enjoy some degree of compassion from society. But people charged with certain computer pornography charges find themselves persona non grata. This almost universal lack of compassion is shameful.

Sure, many people find these charges viscerally offensive and disgusting. But why can't we have a more accurate, mindful conversation about what causes people to commit these crimes and what can be done for offenders, other than just punishing them brutally?

The situation can be brutal for people falsely accused of child pornography or cybercrime charges. Such accusations can torpedo careers, end relationships and lead to suicidal depression in the accused.

Bearing all that in mind, in today’s post and at least one that will follow, we are going to talk in depth about what someone falsely accused can do to repair damage to relationships, career and self-esteem. Today, we will address a fundamental issue – an issue that, if not solved, may make it difficult, if not impossible, for you to address the other more “downstream” problems. And that issue is this: if you wait too long to address your cybercrime charges -- to get legal assistance -- your defense can become much harder, maybe even impossible. Reasons people delay getting help can include:

• Fear of confronting the scary reality of potentially spending decades behind bars;
• Confusion about whom to trust and how to find an attorney who has a track record to assist and who will be willing to take the case;
• A lack of self-esteem and self-confidence precipitated (or in some cases even preceded) by the arrest that leads to a general sense of torpor;
• A lack of time and energy to pick up the phone caused by all the legal commotion.

Breaking out of this inertia is actually quite hard and requires no small amount of willpower. In some ways, it’s like melting ice. Before you can even raise the temperature of ice one degree, you first must overcome what is known as the “heat of enthalpy” -- this is the energy it takes to transform ice from solid state to liquid state. Likewise, before you can make progress on your case, you first need to overcome your resistance to getting legal assistance. We are here to help. Whenever you are ready, pick up the phone and call Seltzer Law, PA at 1-888-THE-DEFENSE (888-843-3333) to speak with us about your Florida cybercrime defense.