In regard to Internet sex crimes, Internet child pornography, and legal versus illegal activity, confusion reigns both for accused individuals and, surprisingly, within the justice system. For instance:
- In 2004 a federal district court held that, in light of evidence that the Internet Child Pornography Act had resulted in massive suppression of speech protected by the First Amendment, the act was unconstitutional
- Courts have found that the statutory ban on virtual child pornography in the Child Pornography Prevention Act restricts the freedom to engage in lawful speech, and thus is overly broad and unconstitutional under the First Amendment
No wonder then, that individuals are confused regarding whether their personal and private Internet usage is legal. And no wonder, then, that people charged with Internet sex crimes and Internet child pornography charges are shocked to learn they are charged with illegal activity.
At the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, we understand your feelings of surprise, worry and, likely, shame following charges of an Internet sex crime or Internet child pornography crime.
Do not face Internet sex crime charges without experienced, effective and understanding legal counsel. Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC has handled thousands of criminal cases, including numerous cases involving sex crimes. Call 717-827-4074 or 866-765-0706.
What Our Experience Means For You
Our attorney team brings some of the most comprehensive criminal defense legal experience and legal knowledge to sex crime cases and false sex crime allegations in central Pennsylvania. Firm partner Jeff Engle has taught criminal law procedure courses both in a local college and to the Pennsylvania State Police.
The result of our experience? Numerous cases in which we proved that sex crime charges where false or unprovable, resulting in an acquittal or dismissal of charges. For more information regarding Internet sex crimes, Internet child pornography charges and your rights, contact our firm.
If you face charges of online solicitation, "sexting" or other online sex crimes, contact the experienced criminal defense law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Office, LLC. We provide free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience. To contact a lawyer, call 717-827-4074 or 866-765-0706.
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