What if I have accidentally downloaded child pornography?
If you have questions or think you will face charges for the possession of child pornography after accidentally downloading an image or video onto your laptop or PC, the Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson are here to help. For more than twenty-five years, I have been helping people who have been accused of crimes associated with child pornography. I have dedicated my career to being an adept, well-respected lawyer in western Pennsylvania and defending people against the criminal charges and penalties they face for crimes, that often times, they unknowingly commit. The possession of child pornography is considered a sex crime that that can utterly ruin a person’s social and professional reputation, family life, and future. Even unfounded, the mere accusation of or investigation into such a crime can be all it will take to isolate someone from the people for whom they care. Once the stigma sets in, guilt or innocence might not matter in such cases. Under certain circumstances, one image of child pornography that is accidentally downloaded can lead to the accused facing as long as ten years in jail.
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Whatever you do, don’t try to face this situation alone. I understand how difficult of a time this must be for you, especially considering the fact that you made a simple downloading error that you didn’t realize would come back and potentially ruin you. But the fact of the matter remains and the quicker you act, the faster we can get this mess put behind you so that you can move on with your life. Child pornography is a serious crime that carries with it serious penalties and a cloud of shame that could follow you for many years. In my near three decades of experience as a Pittsburgh area defense lawyer, I have gained an extensive comprehension of sex crimes and I’ve watched as the internet era has shaped those laws. Child pornography is approached with the utmost scrutiny, as well it should be, and I have the skills and network to hopefully prove that you did in fact make a mistake that shouldn’t be the cause of a downright personal tragedy.