megan’s law

A Great Day for an Innocent Man

For one of my clients, the nightmare is finally over. He is a gentleman in in his 70’s with no criminal history at all. His life has been characterized by military service and hard work. I can’t imagine how sick he must have felt when, out of the blue, the Pennsylvania State Police charged him with the indecent assault of an 8 year boy, felony unlawful contact with a minor, and assorted other Megan’s Law offenses.

By the time he came to me, Children & Youth had already founded the abuse claim against him. Eventually, the district attorney offered a plea to misdemeanor that would have carried no jail time. My client, though, was innocent. Therefore, he chose to go to trial and face the possibility of becoming a convicted felon and going to prison rather than plead guilty to something he did not do.

Happily, the hard work and preparation for trial brought the best possible result. Indeed, it took the jury less than 10 minutes to return not guilty verdicts across the board. Next up was the Children & Youth matter. Because I had filed an appeal of the C&Y determination that abuse had occurred C&Y was in the position of either opposing the appeal or throwing in the towel. C&Y threw in the towel when it refused to fight my client’s appeal. It was only a matter of time, then, before the abuse finding was expunged. And that’s exactly what happened.

I was proud to defend my client and fight for his rights at trial. I am proud that I was able to secure the not guilty verdicts and the expungement of his Children & Youth record. My client got his life back.

It’s important to know that know two cases are alike and that past results are no guarantee of future success. Indeed, no attorney can guarantee a result. However, I offer all my clients the hard work, diligent preparation, years of experience, and the wealth of legal knowledge needed to put them in the best position to win.

If you are charged with a crime, feel free to contact the Law Office of Sean Potter, PC to learn how I can help you. You may use the form below, send an email, or phone my office. I welcome your inquiries.

Sean A. Potter, Attorney and Counselor at Law | Serving Central Pennsylvania including the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Perry, Snyder, and Mifflin.
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