Strong Defense Against Child Pornography Charges

On today's Internet, it is nearly impossible to control the movement of some files from one computer to another. Pictures of child pornography can be stored on a computer even without the knowledge of its owner. Even so, if you are caught up in a sting operation and are charged with child porn offenses, your reputation can be heavily damaged, even if you are ultimately found not guilty.

That is why it is critical for you to seek legal advice as soon as you know you are under investigation for sex crimes in Montgomery County. If you choose Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, we will immediately get to work protecting your legal rights and your good name. Sex crime defense requires more than just in-court representation. It is about damage control; it is about talking to the media. In short, it requires lawyers who provide truly caring, full-service representation in and out of court.

Experienced Sex Crime Defense Lawyers On Your Side

Our Montgomery County criminal defense lawyers are former prosecutors who have handled child porn prosecutions and a variety of other sex crime cases. Now, as defense attorneys, we use our knowledge to mount intelligent defenses. We have successfully defended clients in state and federal courts in eastern Pennsylvania.

Possible Defenses

Possible defenses in a child pornography case may include the following:

  • Did police pose as minors and solicit sexually oriented chat with someone not ordinarily inclined to seek out child porn — commonly called entrapment?

  • Did someone else who used your computer download child pornography images without your knowledge or permission? Computer forensic specialists can bring such important facts to light.
  • Assuming you did access child pornography on the Internet, were you operating on the basis of a sex addiction that needs treatment?
  • Was there a breach of password or non-use of your password?

Changes To Megan's Law: A Conviction Now Has Even More Serious Consequences

Megan's Law requires those convicted of certain sex crimes, including child pornography offenses, to register as a sex offender. Sex offender registration comes with a major social stigma that can be crippling. And, Pennsylvania's version of Megan's Law recently changed, adding even more severe legal consequences to the already serious social ramifications. Under the updated law, it is easier for prosecutors to get convictions on multiple counts, leading to extended prison terms and very onerous registration and reporting requirements.

Our Bucks County lawyers stay up to date on changes in the law. We have deep knowledge of the updates to Megan's Law and can explain how they may affect you. Every case is different, but we are always prepared to challenge Megan's Law assessments in an effort to prevent our clients from being punished harshly under this strict law.

A conviction on child pornography charges will affect your life in many ways. Child pornography charges often call for years-long prison sentences. If convicted, you will also required to register yourself on Pennsylvania's sex offender database for a period of at least 15 years. Registration damages your reputation and relationships, and puts long-term limits on your privacy.

Contact A North Wales Defense Attorney For A Free Consultation

The sooner you call our experienced criminal defense attorneys, the sooner we can meet with you and begin creating a defense against child porn charges. You can reach us at 215-822-7575 or toll free 800-358-9367. You can also contact our law firm online.

Your initial consultation is free of charge. If you are incarcerated, our lawyers can visit you in jail.