Child Pornography Cases in Scranton, Clarks Summit and Northeastern, PA
The rapid rise of social media and the proliferation of cell phones, tablets, and laptop PCs has produced a dramatic increase in new types of sexually related criminal charges that have become quite common throughout the United States.
More than ever, whether they are guilty or not, a wide variety of people are being charged with breaking laws related to the use of the Internet to commit illegal sexual criminal acts. Some of these charges include using the Internet to produce and distribute child pornography, luring minors for the purposes of illegal sex acts and prostitution, and a host of other related crimes.
If you have been charged with one of these types of crimes, or even if you are merely under investigation, you need to retain the services of a skilled and experienced Internet sex crimes attorney such as Bill Peters immediately. Penalties are harsh, and just the simple stigma of being charged can be overwhelming, so you need to take immediate steps to protect your rights and your freedom as soon as possible.
Do you need to retain the services of a child pornography lawyer?
One of the Internet sex crimes that law enforcement officials focus particular attention on is that of child pornography. Recent statistics show that there are more than 100,000 sites that sell child pornography and because of this as well as how children are often lured into pornography over the Internet, the FBI has made it the agency’s #2 priority just behind terrorism. Because of this aggressive stance toward enforcement, often innocent people are entrapped and charged even though they may not have committed any crime. That means retaining a lawyer who specializes in child pornography cases is essential.
With many years of experience, Bill Peters can help you mount an effective defense strategy, whether the crimes you are charged with appear to violate state or federal laws. Child pornography often rises to the level of a federal criminal charge and can include production, distribution, receipt, or the possession of any images of sexual conduct involving a minor. It can take the form of books, magazines, videotapes or any other filmed or photographed medium. It is considered a separate federal crime if child pornography is distributed over the Internet or across the state or international boundaries.
You can mount defenses to these charges, but the key is to start that defense as soon as possible to give you the best chances of preserving your freedom.
Peters Law Firm serves clients in Scranton, Clarks Summit, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County and other surrounding Pennsylvania communities.