Serving Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware Counties, Philadelphia, throughout Pennsylvania and the Country
Douglas P. Earl, Esquire has been to Pennsylvania and Federal Courts in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilmington, Delaware, Norfolk, Virginia. He has sat in the room with a Secret Service agent who forensically examined a client’s computer and gone over evidence against the client in child pornography cases. He knows the dynamics of the government’s case and how best to defend the client charged with a sexual offense. Mr. Earl has fought against mandatory minimum sentences and been successful. He knows when it is useful for his client to take a polygraph examination.
It is important to get out front of a sexual abuse case. Douglas P. Earl, Esquire knows how to refer a client to an expert psychologist to provide a psycho/sexual evaluation and therapy.
Attorney Earl knows how to handle a request by the the prosecutor for the client to take a polygraph examination as a condition of negotiations regarding any possible sentence.
Douglas P. Earl, Esquire knows what to do when you are blindsided by the police showing up unannounced with a search warrant to seize your computers and cell phone. He knows how to deal with a police Detective when you are caught up in an undercover operation. Mr. Earl will be there when you need the lowest bail possible. Douglas P. Earl, Esquire has consistently represented people who were granted reasonable or unsecured bail. Mr. Earl will be there when you are accused of file sharing movies and photographs of child pornography. He will be your advocate and buffer. He knows how to handle your case. There may be articles in the local paper or on the internet about your arrest. Mr. Earl knows how to deal adverse publicity with discretion. Mr. Earl knows how to handle evidence in court and obtain evaluations. Mr. Earl knows how to fight against charges.
Defense Against Child Pornography and Sexual Offense Charges
Douglas P. Earl, Esquire has successfully defended people who are charged with sexual offenses.
• Douglas P. Earl, Esquire represents client in an appeal who was found to be a Sexually Violent Predator (“SVP”) in the case of Commonwealth v. M.F. 461 EDA 2017. Superior Court reverses SVP status. Client is no longer a Sexually Violent Predator and subject to lifetime registration. Client is no longer required to report on a monthly basis.
31 one year old man charged with possession and distribution of child pornography facing a recommended sentence of at least ten years incarceration receives supervised release and is ordered to continue therapy.
56 year old teacher accused of sexually molesting his four year old daughter. Protection From Abuse petition against teacher denied.
School police officer accused of rape. Not guilty jury verdict.
Man accused of raping his niece. Rape charge dismissed before trial. Not guilty verdict on remaining charges.
Tough, Aggressive Representation — 24-Hour Emergency Consultations
For strong criminal defense against sexual offenses, child pornography charges, turn to the Law Office of Douglas Earl LLC. Has a federal agent contacted you and asked to speak with you about the use of your computer?
We are dedicated to aggressively standing up for your rights.
Are you being investigated? Are you accused of committing a sexual offense? You need an attorney who will fight to ensure that your rights are preserved regardless of the type of charges against you.
What do you do if an Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Service, Homeland Security, Secret Service or other federal investigative agency contacts you?
Oftentimes an Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Service, Homeland Security, the Secret Service or other federal investigative agent may contact you. If so you contact a lawyer immediately. No question about it
What to do if you receive a target letter that you are under investigation?
If you receive a target letter you need a lawyer immediately. No question about it.
Are federal criminal cases different than state criminal cases? Yes!
Federal criminal investigations and prosecutions are handled much differently than similar criminal cases in state courts. First of all, the law enforcement agencies that investigate federal crimes are generally well-funded and staffed by experienced agents and investigators. The federal prosecutors who conduct federal criminal trials and sentencings are also usually very experienced, and have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal. The judges who preside in federal courts have lifetime appointments and their dockets are not nearly as crowded as those of most state court judges who handle many different types of criminal offenses.
More importantly, federal crimes generally carry stiffer sentences than state crimes, especially in the areas of drug trafficking and conspiracy. Federal criminal penalties are also more severe in cases involving child pornography and other sexual offenses prosecuted in federal court. Interestingly, white collar cases (like fraud, embezzlement and corruption) usually do not result in as steep a sentence as one might get if prosecuted for the same offense in state court. For the most part, however, the mandatory minimum penalties and federal sentencing guidelines usually result in very lengthy sentences for people convicted of federal crimes. That’s one of the main reasons it is so important to retain a lawyer with a record of success in federal court if the case is being prosecuted in federal court.
If you believe that you are under investigation for embezzlement, but charges have not yet been filed, we can help. If you have been officially charged, we’re ready to defend you.
Experienced Defense Against White Collar Crime Charges
Frequently, the evidence involved is extremely complex. It may involve intertwined paper trails and computer data. It may even amount to surveillance video and wire taps. We know how to deal with sophisticated evidence.
Tough, Aggressive Representation — 24-Hour Emergency Consultations
For 34 years, the Law Office of Douglas Earl LLC, has provided high quality, personalized representation to people facing serious criminal charges. Our experience means you can be confident in our ability to defend you against child pornography charges, sexual offenses.
Examining Computer Evidence
The majority of child pornography charges involve accusations of using the Internet to obtain and distribute pictures or video. This means that the evidence involved tends to be highly technical.
We know how to carefully examine computer evidence. More important, we know how to challenge the prosecution’s interpretation of the facts. We will tear apart their case and explore every opportunity to create reasonable doubt.
The Consequences Are Serious
Whether you have been accused of possession, distribution or even creation of child porn, the consequences of a conviction are serious.
For the rest of your life, you will have a mark on your criminal record that will prevent you from getting the jobs you want, living where you want and other restrictions. This, of course, is in addition to the prison time and the fines you will have to deal with. We are ready to stand by your side to protect your from these consequences.
We Fight for You!
Child pornography and sexual offense cases are very serious. You need a lawyer who is willing to fight for you.
By fighting, we mean that we are willing to take your defense to trial if necessary. We will argue your case in front of a jury. We will take every necessary step to see that your criminal defense produces the best result possible under the circumstances.
We’re Here When You Need Us
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help people in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.
Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.