You may be charged with the following under child pornography laws:
- Possession and/or dissemination of child pornography and conspiracy to same
Due to the society we live in and due to its fast paced nature with computers, texting, IPhones, etc, mistakes are made easily. What you may be doing is just surfing the internet when you stumble onto a website which you did not wish to visit. The next thing that happens is you are stuck in a loop which you cannot get out of and child pornography images are being shown. Also, there are situations where you may go on to a child pornography site for curiosity sake only. These mistakes happen to innocent people. However, the prosecution will aggressively pursue charges against you. These charges are felonies for possession and potentially dissemination of child pornography.
“Hired Mr. O’Meara after I was charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography. I was charged with misdemeanors and felonies. We fought this at the preliminary hearing and we prepared for trial. He kept telling me to let him worry about the legal stuff. Eventually, I pled guilty to a misdemeanor offense and received a sentence of one year probation, only.” – Brads
Media, PA Child Pornography Defense Lawyer
Additionally, this may be done in an unknowning fashion where children under the age of 18 are involved where they may send photos of their boyfriend or girlfriend by text or email. Although this is done in an innocent fashion, they could be charged with child possession and/or dissemination of child pornography depending on the age of the individual in the photos. This is called child to child pornography. We work to protect your children from these charges
No matter what occurs in a child pornography case, Megan’s Law shall attach if you are convicted. It is absolutely imperative that you employ competent counsel to represent you or your loved one to protect your rights.