Child porn is considered a heinous crime, and people who are arrested at the federal level on these types of charges are often tried and found guilty by the media and their communities long before their case ever goes to trial.
Whether you are innocent or have made a mistake in judgment, an arrest on a federal charge of child pornography or other Internet sex crime involving a minor can spell the end of your career and destroy your family. If you are convicted, you will likely be facing prison time, fines and the requirement to register as a sex offender with the Pennsylvania state police.
Even if you believe that the federal authorities in Pennsylvania are only investigating you for child porn or other Internet sex crimes, it is critical to work with an attorney who understands how to protect your rights and defend your freedoms in hot-button situations like these.
Innocent Mistakes Can Result in Child Porn Charges
Sometimes people who are arrested on charges of child pornography do not realize that they have committed a crime. For example, did you realize that just sending a sexually graphic text message can result in a charge of child pornography?
Child pornography includes but is not limited to:
- Permitting a child to engage in or simulate a sex act with a minor
- Knowingly taking a picture of, videotaping, depicting or simulating on a computer a minor (under 18 years old) in a prohibited sex act
- Selling pictures, magazines, brochures, slides, photos, films, computer depictions or a simulation of a minor in a prohibited sex act
Charged With Committing Child Pornography? PA Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
If you are under investigation by federal authorities for or have been arrested on suspicion of child pornography, Internet sex crimes or any other type of criminal activity, a Philadelphia sex crime attorney at the law firm of Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd can help.
With more than 30 years' combined experience in the criminal defense law field, we are prepared to fight for your rights at every stage of your case, including if you are under investigation but have not yet been charged.
Please call for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your unique concerns at (215) 352-3432. Our lawyers work with clients throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties and the surrounding areas.