Montgomery County Child Pornography Lawyers

On today’s internet, it is nearly impossible to control the movement of some files from one computer to another. Computers can store pictures of child pornography 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 & Gifford, P.C., we will immediately get to work protecting your legal rights. Sex crime defense requires more than just in-court representation. It is about damage control and talking to the media. In short, it requires lawyers who provide genuinely caring, full-service representation in and out of court.

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Seasoned Sex Crime Defense Lawyers Help You Avoid Conviction for Child Pornography Charges in PA

A conviction for child pornography can impact the rest of your life with penalties that carry a potential ten-year prison sentence and registration as a lifetime sex offender. But with a strategic and robust criminal defense on your side, there is a strong chance you may move forward in your life and put this challenging experience behind you.

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, our Montgomery County criminal defense lawyers are former prosecutors who have handled child porn prosecutions and various 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. Speak with one of our knowledgeable sex crime defense lawyers immediately to get started on your defense.

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What Are the Potential Penalties for Child Pornography Possession in Montgomery County, PA?

Following Pennsylvania Statute Title 18 § 6312(d), photographing, filming, or videotaping a sexual act involving a child under the age of 18, whether the action is real or mimicked, is a second-degree felony. Under 42 Pa. C.S § 9799.32(1) and § 9799.67(1), Megan’s Law requires those convicted of certain sex crimes, including child pornography offenses, to register as a sex offender

A conviction for 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 be required to register yourself on Pennsylvania’s sex offender database for at least 15 years. Registration damages your reputation and relationships and puts long-term limits on your privacy.

Changes to Megan’s Law: A Conviction for Child Pornography Now Has Even More Serious Consequences

Sex offender registration comes with a significant social stigma that can be crippling. Pennsylvania’s version of Megan’s Law recently changed, adding even more severe legal consequences to the already severe 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 criminal 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 to prevent our clients from being punished harshly under this strict law.

Possible Defenses against Child Pornography Possession Charges in Pennsylvania

An investigation or charge for child pornography does not inevitably lead to a conviction. Potential defenses in a Pennsylvania child pornography case may include:

  • Entrapment: Did law enforcement pose as minors and solicit a sexually-oriented chat with someone not ordinarily inclined to seek out child porn?
  • No knowledge of contraband: Did someone else use your computer to download child pornography images without your knowledge or permission? Computer forensic specialists can bring such vital facts to light.
  • Sexual addiction: Assuming you did access child pornography on the internet, were you operating based on a sex addiction that needs treatment?
  • No personal action taken: Was there a breach of password or non-use of your password?

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Child Pornography Defense Lawyer in Montgomery County, PA

The sooner you call our skilled criminal defense attorneys, the sooner we can meet with you and begin creating a defense against child pornography charges. Backed by more than 65 years of experience serving clients throughout Montgomery County, Bucks County, and Southeastern Pennsylvania, our sex crimes defense lawyers are prepared to defend your rights, reputation, and freedom with an effective and powerful defense.

At Rubin, Glickma, Steinberg, & Gifford, P.C., our experienced child pornography lawyers in Lansdale, PA, serve the following areas in Montgomery County: Abington, Norristown, Lansdale, Upper Dublin, King of Prussia, North Wales, and more. We have offices located in both Colmar and Newtown, PA, and can meet with you at your own house or hospital if you cannot travel to us. If you are incarcerated, our lawyers can visit you in jail to discuss your case.

To speak with a seasoned child pornography defense attorney over a free and confidential consultation, call 215-822-7575 or complete a contact form today.