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Florida Revenge Porn Attorneys Representing Those Being Harassed By a Former Ex

Many relationships end badly. While it is understandable that your ex may be upset about the situation, there are some who take it too far. This can include making explicit images, videos, text messages, and other information public even though it was meant to remain private between the two of you. If your ex is engaging in “revenge porn” activities, then they can face penalties in the criminal justice system. You may also be able to recover damages against them civilly.

Revenge Porn Can Lead To Criminal and Civil Liability Against the Offender

Florida law provides people with a reasonable expectation that sexually explicit images or videos of you, taken by your ex with your consent, will remain private. If your ex then posts such materials on a website or transmits them by some other means, they may well have committed the crime of revenge porn. They will be considered as having committed this crime if they posted the materials with the intent to cause you emotional distress. If they have in fact committed a crime, then they may face charges for a first-degree misdemeanor. This can result in jail time for the offender as well as criminal fines.

Florida law also provides civil remedies for the victims of revenge porn. Actual damages can include financial losses incurred as a result of revenge porn and other damages. Losing your job as a result of the incident, for example, would be a financial loss. A victim may also recover compensation for emotional pain and distress which have been caused by the conduct. If a civil judgment is entered against a defendant, then they will not be able to erase it through bankruptcy as it would stem from an intentional tort.

It Is Important To Take Immediate Action if You Are the Victim of Revenge Porn

It is important to take immediate action, as doing so can limit the damage being inflicted upon you. Law enforcement will begin to investigate the matter once you contact them. Furthermore, an attorney can seek an injunction to have any sensitive materials removed from the internet. The sooner you respond to the situation then the less likely it is to have long-lasting repercussions.

Contact Our Florida Revenge Porn Lawyers If You Are Being Harassed and Victimized With Revenge Porn

If you are being harassed and/or threatened, it is important that you contact law enforcement as soon as possible. It is also important that you immediately contact a lawyer so that counsel can begin taking steps to protect your interests. Our Florida revenge porn attorneys understand that time is of the essence in such situations and we will make your case a priority. Contact us online, by email at lewisteam@searcylaw.com, or over the phone at 800-780-8607 to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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