Sex Crime Lawyers In Bucks County And Across Southeastern Pennsylvania

If you have been charged with a sex crime, this is as serious as it gets. Courts routinely impose the stiffest penalties for these offenses and Bucks and Montgomery County Judges are no different. Sex related crimes also require registration pursuant to SORNA (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act). Those required to register pursuant to SORNA find it very difficult to maintain gainful employment, find housing, and even parent their child. From possession of child pornography to sexual assault acts such as groping, fondling, and rape, the definition, severity of the crime, and available defenses vary depending on a wide array of factors. If you or a loved one has been charged with child pornography or sexual assault in Bucks or Montgomery County, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney who knows the law, understands the issues, recognizes the emotional component and is well skilled in appearing before our judges and interacting with our prosecutors.

At Goldman Law Offices, we will protect your constitutional rights, aggressively represent your interests to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

An Overview Of Our Sexual Assault Defense Practice

When you are accused of possession of child pornography, sexual abuse, or sexual assault, society and the prosecutor try to brand you with a scarlet letter that you must wear for the rest of your life. Even if the allegations are completely fabricated, you will need a strong and experienced criminal defense lawyer to make sure the charges are dismissed. There are no second chances with a jury and the stakes are too high for you to hire a lawyer simply because they had the lowest fee.

In Pennsylvania, many different offenses are classified as sex crimes. We have experience for representing clients for the following:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape
  • Rape of a Minor
  • Statutory Sexual Assault
  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
  • Indecent Assault
  • Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Incest
  • Institutional Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault by Sports Official
  • Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Child Pornography
  • Unlawful Contact with a Minor
  • Prostitution and Solicitation
  • Molestation Accusations
  • Date Rape
  • Internet Crimes
  • Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image
  • Sexual Extortion

The sex crime and sexual assault lawyers at Goldman Law Offices will gather evidence, advocate for your rights, and work to build the defense you need. We will work with you to examine DNA evidence, review the findings of a sexual assault nurse examiner, determine if you were a victim of mistaken identity, or prove that the encounter was consensual.

Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, sexual assault is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse without consent and is charged as a second degree felony. However, sex crimes can encompass more than the claims of unwanted sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse. You can learn more about sexual assault in Pennsylvania here.

Child Pornography (Sexual Abuse of Children)

This is a scary charge. In most cases of child pornography, there is no complaining witness or victim. The Commonwealth employs special investigators that have software designed to find and track known images of child pornography. When they find these suspected images, they subpoena internet providers to determine the owner of the IP address. Investigators then appear at your door with a search warrant, and in some cases, already have the suspected images of child pornography in their possession. A conviction for child pornography requires registration pursuant to SORNA and in many cases significant time in prison.

Just because you or a loved one is charged with possession of child pornography does not mean the charges cannot be defended. The warrant used to search your computer and seize property and other images is required to be carefully written. If the police did not have probable cause to obtain the warrant, you can argue to have ALL of the evidence against you excluded from the case. Moreover, the Commonwealth must also establish you or your loved one was the person that actually downloaded or transmitted the suspected image of child pornography. There are several documented cases where individuals used a person’s internet without their knowledge to download the illegal images. It is the District Attorney’s burden to prove that did not happen.

If you are being investigated or have been charged with child pornography in Bucks or Montgomery County, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Goldman Law Offices today for a free consultation.

Contact A Bucks County Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

We know that being charged with a sex crime is devastating to you and your family. If convicted, you will have to register as a sex offender and the charges will affect your reputation long after the initial accusation. As soon as you’ve been accused of possession of child pornography or any other form of sexual assault, you should contact a sex crime defense lawyer.

At Goldman Law Offices, we bring more than 70 years of experience to people throughout Bucks, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties. We have sex crime defense attorneys on staff who are peer-review rated AV Preeminent or BV Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell and have been included in The Best Lawyers in America and selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

For an initial consultation with an experienced Bucks County sex crime lawyer, contact us by email or call our office at 215-348-2605.