In 1882, the Boston District Attorney ordered author Walt Whitman to remove some “obscene” poems from his manuscript, prior to publication. It took no less an icon than Mark Twain to defend the work. Mr. Whitman refused to succumb to the opinions of the thought-police, and Leaves of Grass subsequently became a masterpiece of American literature. Clearly, what is censored as obscene in the minds of some may, in fact, be a violation of free speech.
If you are in the adult entertainment or publishing industry, and face censorship issues, or have been charged with obscenity because of your product, The Law Firm of Benjamin & Aaronson Edinger & Patanzo, P.A. located in fort Lauderdale, Florida, is ready to help. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have been earning our reputation as hard-nosed defenders of First Amendment rights. Because of our experience as criminal defense lawyers in both State and Federal courts, we go beyond simply arguing constitutional law. We believe that the First Amendment must be protected with the vigor of a man on trial for his life. The truth is that the First Amendment is under attack every day by people who would claim to know obscenity when they see it. We help you fight to protect your future and rights under the law.
We fight aggressively for people charged with offenses such as:
- Obscenity charge
- Child pornography
- Lewd conduct
- Explicit sexual acts
- Internet sex crimes and chat room solicitation
- Prostitution and solicitation
If you have been charged with a crime, visit our criminal defense website.
Contact us to schedule a for an initial consultation about how we can help you fight your criminal charges. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience fighting to protect First Amendment rights in America.