Bristol Township, PA. DUI, Drug, Assault Criminal Defense Attorney – Keith McAndrews Legal
Bristol Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 54,582 at the 2010 census, making it the 13th largest municipality in the state. Bristol Township, along with Bristol Borough, is a cultural hub for Lower Bucks County, hosting celebrations of African and Latino heritage. Parts of the township consist of the neighborhoods of Fairless Hills and Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Before Bristol Township was settled, it was populated by Delaware Indians. It was formed as Buckingham Township in 1692 and was renamed Bristol Township in 1702. The springs at Bath, in Bristol Township, were popular among wealthy Philadelphians for a while, but lost popularity to the ones in Saratoga, New York.
Sexting in Pennsylvania
Technology has advanced rapidly and with the increased use to smartphones an increasing amount of teens are participating in sexting. The FB defines sexting as: sending or receiving photos of a sexual nature, generally by cell phone. The FBI estimates that between 4 and 31 percent of youths have sexted. A sexually explicit image is defined as a lewd depiction of the pubic region, genitals, buttocks or breasts of a minor, if the nudity is shown for the “sexual stimulation or gratification” of the person viewing the nudity.
Pennsylvania has a law that addresses minors who commit an offense with sexting. The law does not apply to “accidental or inadvertent” viewing of such images. A summary offense when he/she:
- Knowingly shares, distributes, or publishes electronic communications including a sexually explicit image of himself or herself.
- Knowingly has possession of or views a sexually explicit image of a minor who is age 12 or older.
Contact the legal team at Keith McAndrews Legal in Bristol Township, PA for more information on taking action against sexting crimes.