Philadelphia Child Pornography Lawyers

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Police in Pennsylvania and the federal government have taken a very aggressive approach to Internet chat room sex crimes and child pornography. As lawyers who defend people charged with sex crimes, our goal is not only to keep you out of prison, but to keep you from being evaluated under Megan's law and having to register as a sex offender.

It has become a very common practice for police officers to pose as 12-year old girls and boys in chat rooms. NBC Dateline regularly broadcasts stings of adults who have been entrapped by police officers posing as children. The charge in these chat room stings is usually attempted sexual assault of a minor. In addition to the issue of entrapment, one of the things that is offensive to us as lawyers is how can they prove that the adult was going to a place to meet a 12-year old girl? How do they know they weren't role playing? As your defense lawyers, we will forcefully challenge the State's case.

When the charge is possession of child pornography, then your lawyer needs to deal with the more complicated issue of computer forensics. The main defense is a motion to suppress evidence. Did the police have a right to seize the computer and search the hard drive? If not, the evidence can be suppressed. A child pornography case without the child pornography is a not-guilty verdict.

If the evidence in a child pornography case cannot be suppressed, we try to keep the case below radar, negotiate a plea bargain, and try to keep our client from having to register as a sex offender.


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