Child Pornography Allegations Could be Life-Changing

Child pornography charges, whether they are possession or distribution charges, can be devasting. If they lead to a conviction, they will be life-changing. Our criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. LLC will work to protect your rights and get you the best outcome possible.

When the stakes are high and your future is in jeopardy, you want successful lawyers working on your behalf. Our criminal trial attorney, Patrick F. Lauer, Jr., has successfully defended clients for over 33 years. He has litigated more than 200 jury trials and has never lost a sex crime or murder case.

If not addressed appropriately, these charges could have a negative impact on your image, reputation and future. If you are convicted, you might also have to register as a sex offender. Depending on the details of your case, there could also be federal charges.

Definition Of Child Pornography

Pennsylvania prohibits photographing, videotaping and filming children (under 18 years old) engaging in or simulating sexual acts. It is illegal to possess and distribute the materials. That includes sexting (even if the materials are sent to a peer and not an adult).

If you are charged with child pornography, the prosecution must prove you knew you were receiving child pornography, that you knew you had the illegal materials or that you intentionally distributed them.

Defend Yourself Against Serious Charges

We will work with you, forensic computer scientists and other experts to try to prove you did not intentionally create, possess or distribute the illegal images.

Depending on the facts of your case, we might be able to prove:

  • Accidentally accessing or downloading.
  • Illegal search/entrapment.
  • Materials are not child pornography.
  • They are not in your possession.
  • Psychological addiction.
  • Violations of your rights.

Immediate Legal Response Could Help Build Your Case

If you are being accused of child pornography in Pennsylvania, call our convenient Camp Hill offices immediately. Do not discuss with authorities until we are with you. Also, do not allow police to search your home, office or computer until they have a warrant.

All cases are unique, and your defense will depend on the facts. We will start building your case immediately when you hire us. That could be the difference in your defense. Call us at 717-303-3042 or email us for the help you need.