Pennsylvania Child Pornography Lawyer
If you face any type of charges involving child pornography, you want to do everything you can to protect your rights and avoid jail. Often federal cases, prosecutors will dedicate the time and resources needed to put you away. At the Bucks County law offices of Attorney Niels C. Eriksen, we protect the rights of individuals charged with child pornography across Pennsylvania.
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Child pornography can take many forms, including pictures, video and live video streams, but they are all illegal. And it is not just explicit images that are illegal. Simulated kiddie porn is also illegal and you will be punished to the furthest extent of the law. We handle all types of child pornography charges, including:
- Possession of child pornography
- Distribution of child pornography
- Exploitation of a minor in a sexual performance
- Sexual battery or ISDI
There are a number of aggravating factors in child pornography cases. The most important is age. The younger the child involved, the harsher the penalties.
Child Pornography Defense
The prosecution's case must answer important questions regarding intent: did you mean or intend to view child porn? Did it pop up on your computer by mistake or accident? Was it sent to you unsolicited? Viewing child pornography is illegal, but without intent or knowledge, it is not a crime.
However, you should know that police have powerful forensic tools to examine your hard drive and memory cache. They also have the power to subpoena your Internet service provider. Any deleted files on your computer can easily be recovered and used as evidence. When building your defense, it is important to ask the following questions:
- How were files or URLs stored on your computer?
- Did you erase files?
- How long were the illegal images viewed?
- Are there a lot of images?
Child pornography charges are often overcharged and misused as well. For example, teens texting nude images to each other could be charged with child pornography. We understand the intent of the law, and we will make sure the court takes it into proper consideration.
Available to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are ready to step up and protect your rights. Our Bucks County offices are open during weekly business hours, but we are also ready to respond with jail visits and bail hearings. Contact us today of a free initial consultation and make sure you protect your rights.