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Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers have over 25 years
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SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.

Montgomery County Possessing Child Pornography Lawyers

Being accused of child pornography can ruin your reputation and your career. If convicted, you face spending an extended amount of time in prison and being placed on a Sex Offender’s registry for the rest of your life. If you live in Montgomery County and have been accused of this crime, you need the help of a criminal defense attorney with special expertise in this type of crime.

Have You Been Accused of Possessing Child Pornography?

Many people do not realize how easy it is to be wrongfully charged with a crime of this nature. Possession of child pornography is often discovered when a person has downloaded illegal files from a site that is being watched or when the files are found in the course of other computer investigations.

There are times when these incidents can happen as a result of innocent actions. People may have downloaded files believing that the actors and actresses were over 18. They may have been sent photos and videos of child pornography that they did not request. In addition, there are viruses that can use your computer to disseminate illegal files without your knowledge.

Regardless of the nature of your offense, you will need expert legal representation to fight these charges. We believe that all people are innocent until proven guilty and deserve the best possible defense.

Penalties for Possession of Child Pornography in Montgomery County

The state of Pennsylvania is notoriously hard on people accused of crimes against children. Our state classifies possession of child pornography as a type of child sexual abuse. It is a felony that can carry varying sentences depending on how much pornography you are accused of possessing and whether this is your first conviction.

A first offense generally will have a sentence of up to five years. This increases to ten years for people who have already been convicted at least once. In addition, these sentences are imposed for each file. A person with five separate images classified as child pornography will have five separate charges and face at least 25 years in jail.

In addition to prison sentences, offenders may be asked to pay thousands of dollars in fines. The children featured in the films may be able to successfully sue them for damages as well. After they have “paid their dues,” they may be asked to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life.

As harsh as these penalties sound, they often pale in comparison to the non-legal consequences. People accused of this crime will often become pariahs even to their families and closest friends. They may lose their job and their reputation. If they are convicted, this will be on their criminal record and come up in routine background checks for employment and housing.

Defending Your Reputation and Your Freedom

Our team of Montgomery County lawyers believes that all people deserve respect and the best possible defense. We will treat you as innocent until proven guilty and help you to achieve the best possible outcome from these serious charges.

There are several ways a high-quality, experienced lawyer can help you to win your case. We will ensure that all evidence that was not collected according to the strictest standards is thrown out of court. We will have forensic computer scientists examine the evidence to see if there are arguments we can make to provide reasonable doubt. We will be present at all depositions and interviews to help you answer questions in a way that cannot be twisted to be used against you. In addition, we can help you to understand any deals that are offered so you can make the best choices for your future.

If you have been accused of this crime, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Call our offices today for a free consultation.

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SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.

25 Years Of Legal Practice

Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.

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Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.

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We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.

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We Protect Your Freedom And Your Future.

At the law offices of Amato T Sanita, Esq, this is more than just a slogan – it’s our philosophy, and belief. Our goal is to protect your freedom, and to ensure your future is protected. By working with our firm, you get legal representation when you need it the most for your criminal case in Philadelphia. We understand that dealing with the criminal system is overwhelming – the consequences cannot be underestimated. Regardless of whether it’s a small misdemeanor, or a severe federal crime, you need to understand the legal process – how it impacts you – and a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney, who will work for you. Our Philadelphia criminal lawyers treat each case as it’s own unique situation, and work hard to uncover evidence that will get you the best possible outcome. Founding partner Amato Sanita, understands that you’re very concerned about possible sentences, and issues in the future you might face. There are many aspects to a criminal defense case. Our goal is to show the court you didn’t commit the crime and/or don’t deserve the maximum sentence for the crime you’re accused of committing. Regardless of whether it’s a drug offense, assault charge, or bank fraud, our Philadelphia criminal lawyers work tirelessly to represent your interests in court.

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Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice – handling some of the toughest cases in the country.

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Statutory Sexual Assault

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Aggravated Indecent Assault

Serious Bodily Injured

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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Harassment

FACED 3 YEARS IN PRISON

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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False Imprisonment

15 YEARS IN PRISON

Aggravated Assault can be charged against someone if they cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury” to another person. Serious bodily injury within Pennsylvania is defined as injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ (18 Pa.C.S. Sec. 2301). If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the crime is graded as a felony in the first degree.

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