Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.—Tamika
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Pittsburgh Child Pornography Attorney

Child Pornography Charges in Pennsylvania

Charges for Child Pornography, also known in Pennsylvania as Sexual Abuse of Children, are very serious charges that come with lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines if convicted.

Speaking with an experienced Pittsburgh Child Pornography Attorney about your charges is imperative.

Attorney Shrager is an experienced, aggressive and compassionate Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer. Call or text directly, 24/7 – 412-969-2540 – for a free legal consultation.

Being charged with child pornography does not mean that you are guilty or that you will be convicted.

Federal sentencing for convicted child pornography offenders has drastically increased over the past fifteen years. Not to mention, convicted child sex offenders in Pennsylvania are required to register as sex offenders, under each jurisdiction they work, live or go to school. The national register is visible to anyone with an Internet connection.

In addition, The Adam Walsh Act, now under SORNA, requires some sex offenders to register their whereabouts every three months for the rest of their lives.

Being registered as a sex offender could remain on the Internet, available for all to see, throughout the remainder of your life, ruining many things in your future, like employment opportunities, where you are legally allowed to live and, of course, your reputation.

Failure to register as a sex offender in Pennsylvania is a felony and could lead to a prison sentence and hefty fines.

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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SENTENCING AND PENALTIES FOR A CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CONVICTION

Mandatory minimum sentences for federal child pornography include five years of prison time for any of the following offenses:

  • Receipt of Child Pornography
  • Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Possession of Child Pornography with Intent to Distribute or Sell
  • Transportation of Child Pornography
  • Production of Child Pornography

Photographing child pornography or causing a child to participate in the making of pornography is a felony with a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a maximum $25,000 fine.

If you possess or distribute child pornography, you could be convicted of a felony and sentenced to up to seven years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.

Circulating or spreading sexually explicit material to a minor is also a felony and punishable with prison time and hefty fines. Other lewd acts toward children may be considered misdemeanors and if convicted could sentence you to up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Recently, Pennsylvania passed House Bill 321, which toughens the penalties for possessing child pornography. The guidelines are based upon the child’s age, the number of images in possession, and whether the images involve indecent conduct with the child. Read PA House Bill 321 on Sentencing for Offenses Involving Sexual Abuse of Children here.

In addition to these penalties, you may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life under the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) / Megan’s Law in Pennsylvania. 

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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TALK WITH AN EXPERIENCED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY DEFENSE ATTORNEY

At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we are experienced child pornography defense lawyers who will fight aggressively to win your case and defend your rights.

Child pornography charges are a serious matter that comes with severe penalties that will affect your future and your family’s future.

Alleged sex offenders and their families struggle with embarrassment along with the stress of facing punishment, prison time and the negative stigma that comes with being a sex offender. Attorney Shrager is a very compassionate attorney who treats all his clients with dignity and understanding. He can help you understand your rights and prepare a sound legal case. He will do everything to aggressively fight for your rights, your freedom and your future.

If you have been accused of child pornography in Pennsylvania, call or text Attorney David J. Shrager today – 412-969-2540. He is available 24/7 and can provide you with a free legal consultation.

Even if you wish to plead guilty to the crime or are found guilty, the court may lesson your sentencing based on mental stability, past drug addiction or past sexual abuse endured by the defendant. An experienced attorney can help fight for a reduction in sentencing and help to enable the court to understand your unique circumstances.

The Pennsylvania Wire Tap Act

It is becoming more common for Cyber Crime Officers to go undercover, pretending they are minors or child pornography peddlers in order to catch suspects in Internet sex crimes and/or child pornography distribution and sales.

The PA Wire Tap Act can be used to entrap people seeking to travel to have sex with minors or to lure minors with the intent of having sexual relations with them. If you have been charged with a crime it is imperative that you have an experienced Child Pornography Attorney at your defense. An aggressive and experienced Child Pornography Attorney will look for any violations in the officers’ methods to try to suppress evidence and have your case dismissed.

Federal Charges

Possession and distribution of child pornography is also prosecuted as a federal crime. The Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today (PROTECT) Act of 2003 illegalizes the production, distribution, or possession of any type of child pornography. It is also a federal crime to use a computer to ship, transport, receive, distribute, or reproduce for distribution child pornography or to solicit pornographic images of children. You can read more about federal charges of child pornography on The United States Department of Justice website.

Being charged with a federal crime is a much more complex affair and will take an experienced attorney to tackle all the paperwork and prepare a strategic defense.

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.

If you have been charged with, or think you may be charged with, any of the following sexual offenses, call Attorney Shrager immediately for a free consultation: