Computer Sex Crimes Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As a society, we do a lot of our business online — from our daily jobs to browsing, shopping, research, and social media interactions, just to name a few. Because of the overwhelming amount of internet traffic that happens every single day, users are susceptible to computer crimes. While many people are wary of identity theft, accidentally clicking on the wrong link or downloading the wrong file can lead to false accusations of internet sex crimes. This type of criminal offense carries serious consequences, whether the violation was purposeful or not. 

Whether you’ve been rightfully or wrongfully accused, mistakenly got caught in a porn trap, or otherwise misunderstood what you were consuming online, you’ll want an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to fight for the best outcome for your computer sex crimes case. My firm, Allegheny Attorneys at Law, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has helped the criminally accused defend their rights against such allegations for over a decade.

Types of Computer Sex Crimes

Various sex crimes can occur online. Some of the more common internet sex crimes include:

  • Viewing child pornography
  • Possessing child pornography 
  • Selling, distributing, or production of child pornography
  • Sexual solicitation of minors
  • Indecent exposure over a video stream
  • Internet solicitation of a prostitute

According to U.S. Courts, the most common computer-assisted sex offenses in the federal system involve child sexual exploitation and child pornography. Sex crimes (especially when they involve children) are some of the most severely punished criminal offenses in both state and federal courts. Unfortunately, some situations can lead to misunderstandings and false accusations of these very serious crimes.

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Being Falsely Accused of an Internet Sex Crime

Imagine having your computer crash due to a virus and then being greeted at your door by law enforcement officers who have cuffs in hand, and reason to suspect that you’ve been involved with sexual criminal activity online.

Or maybe you were surfing the internet and got caught in a porn trap — where you intentionally visited a pornographic website, but after clicking on an image or video, site after site popped up, and you had no idea of knowing that the media hijacking your browsing session depicted anyone underage.

When your future and freedom are in jeopardy, turn to a trusted criminal defense attorney for help. In my experience, most people charged with internet sex crimes are not malicious or deviant sexual predators. I understand that just because you’ve been charged doesn’t mean you’re guilty. I’ll fiercely defend you in court to seek the best possible outcome for your case.

How Evidence Is Collected in a Computer Sex Crimes Case

Maybe you remember clicking on a suspicious link and admit so to the police. Whether that link led to an obvious pornographic image or not, it could have possibly downloaded files to your computer, including explicit media of minors, without you realizing it. Once you have turned over your computer to the police, and they discover these files on your hard drive, you and any denial of having them can be used as incriminating evidence against you.As your dedicated criminal defense attorney, I can investigate your arrest and the tactics used by police and prosecutors leading up to your charges. I’ll work hard to protect you from any unethical actions used against you.

Fighting Child Pornography Charges & Other Internet Sex Crimes

From viewing or possessing child pornography to more serious crimes of distributing, selling, or producing child pornography or sexual solicitation of minors, any of these charges can ruin your reputation, your life, your future, and the relationships you have with your friends, family, and society at large.

No matter what, do not risk facing these serious allegations without experienced legal representation. I'll take every measure to ensure the best possible defense is prepared for you. If you're facing any computer sex crimes charges in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, contact Allegheny Attorneys at Law as soon as possible, and put my experience to work for you.

Computer Sex Crimes Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

An internet sex crime carries serious consequences for the accused. If you’ve been charged with the viewing, possessing, or selling child pornography or solicitation of minors or prostitutes, under no circumstances should you try to take on your case alone. For your best chance at a successful outcome that doesn't ruin your life — contact my firm, Allegheny Attorneys at Law, today.