Sexting Law Could Reduce Ramification for Teens
Pennsylvania has recently passed a bill that mandates new punishment for “sexting” by teens. It acts to reduce the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor/summary offense for those under 17 years of age. Sending messages via text with images of child pornography was a felony that could require life long registration as a se offender and have serious implications affecting the unaware teen for the rest of their lives. Possessing and viewing images of minors is also punishable. While “sexting” is still criminal activity for minors, if the bill is signed , it will not the crime it was once viewed to be. However, for adults, the felony implications are still in place. If you are implicated in a “sexting” scenario, please contact the law offices of Rudinski, Orso and Associates.