Unlawful Contact With a Minor

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What Happens when Facing Unlawful Contact with a Minor Charges in Pennsylvania?

Unlawful contact with a minor charges are a very serious charges that come with tough penalties if you are convicted. Even if you thought you were communicating with an adult or were communicating with undercover law enforcement officials, the evidence can be tough to argue against in a court of law.

Penalties for a conviction of unlawful contact with a minor in PA can include:

  • Seven years in prison;
  • a $15,000 fine;
  • a third-degree felony;
  • requirement of registering as a sex offender for life.

Being accused of a sex crime is stressful, worrisome, and confusing. If you are charged with a sex crime, a Pennsylvania Sex Crime Lawyer can help you fight your charges to get them dropped or significantly reduced.

Sex Crime Charges Are Not a Conviction

It is important to remember that sex crime charges are still only charges, not a conviction.

If you have been charged with Unlawful Contact with a Minor, the charges CAN be fought in court.

Your freedom is at stake, but you do have legal options to fight back against your charges. Even if a not-guilty verdict is not possible, there are legal options for the possibility of getting the charges reduced and penalties lessened.

FIND A GREAT, EXPERIENCED LAWYER WHO WILL FIGHT FOR YOU

An experienced attorney is going to have a much better chance of getting your charges dropped or reduced.

Attorney Wana Saadzoi has fought and won several high-profile sex crime cases. She is aggressive and experienced and will help you fight your charges and prepare your case for the best possible outcome.

Attorney Saadzoi is a tough criminal lawyer in Pennsylvania with a reputation for winning sex crime cases in Southeastern Pennsylvania. She works specifically in Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties.


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What is Unlawful Contact with a Minor?

Unlawful contact with a minor can range from sexting to physically sexually assaulting a child. A minor is defined as anyone under the age of 18.

Unlawful Contact with a Minor is defined in PA Code §6318 as:

A person commits an offense if he is intentionally in contact with a minor, or a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties who has assumed the identity of a minor, for the purpose of engaging in an activity prohibited under any of the following, and either the person initiating the contact, or the person being contacted, is within this Commonwealth:

(1)  Any of the offenses enumerated in Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses)

(2)  Open lewdness

(3)  Prostitution

(4)  Obscene and other sexual materials and performances

(5)  Sexual abuse of children

(6)  Sexual exploitation of children

Online Solicitation of a Minor

Many charges of unlawful contact with a minor stem from internet sex crimes and online solicitation, via social media, internet applications, and text messages.

Oftentimes defendants have charges brought against them after communicating with undercover officers pretending to be a minor.  Although an actual sex assault crime may never have been committed, because the intent was present to commit a known sex crime, you still face sex crime charges.

Penalties of Unlawful Contact with a Minor

Penalties for a conviction of unlawful contact with a minor in PA can include:

  • Seven years in prison;
  • a $15,000 fine;
  • a third-degree felony;
  • requirement of registering as a sex offender for life.

If you are convicted of unlawful contact with a minor in Pennsylvania, you may be required to register every year on a national sex offender registry for the rest of your life.

The national sex offender registry is known as SORNA or Megan’s Law.

Even when you are released from prison, your crime will be available for everyone to see through a simple Internet search. This can have serious secondary life long consequences, like not being able to find housing or employment.

Defenses to Sexual Crime Charges in Pennsylvania

Until you are convicted, there are many options to defend your reputation and your rights.

Defending Your Rights: An Arrest is NOT a Conviction.

Prosecutors must prove every element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt in order to get a conviction in any criminal case.

Many different defense strategies to sex crimes can show reasonable doubt, including:

  • Mistaken identity;
  • False reporting / False allegations;
  • Consent;
  • Duress;
  • Insanity;
  • Intoxication;
  • Alibi, and;
  • Impossibility.

An aggressive sex crime lawyer will seek out any evidence that can prove your innocence in order to have your charges reduced or dropped. They can thoroughly investigate all your charges, police reports and evidence to find mistakes by the police that could result in a case dismissal.

If your charges cannot be dropped, an experienced sex crime lawyer will help you build a strong case that defends your character and helps you prepare for hearings and/or a trial.


An Arrest is Not a Conviction
Get a Free Legal Case Evaluation

Pennsylvania Sex Crime Lawyer

Call Attorney Wana Saadzoi Today
610-566-5956


HOW WANA SAADZOI CAN HELP

Attorney Wana Saadzoi has successfully won many complex sex crime cases in Pennsylvania and she will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

She understands that not everyone accused of a sex crime is guilty.

Attorney Saadzoi is a former prosecutor who understands both sides of the courtroom and will search every detail for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. She works tirelessly on her clients’ behalf to defend their rights.

Call a Pennsylvania Sex Crime Attorney

Attorney Wana Saadzoi
610-566-5956

When your life and future are at stake, you want the most experienced and dedicated sex crime attorney for the job – and that is Attorney Wana Saadzoi.

Call 610-566-5956 to schedule a free legal case evaluation. 

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