New York City Sex Crime Defense Lawyer
Defense Against Sex Crime Allegations in Queens
Sex offenses include any form of sexual act that federal and/or state law
prohibits. These often involve the concept of consent (which must be between
two legal adults), whereby the sexual conduct was unwelcome, unwanted,
and nonconsensual. This can take the form of rape, sexual abuse, sex with
a minor or child pornography. While crimes of this nature can vary in
severity and intent, they all can severely impact the life of the accused.
The serious nature of a sex crime requires equally serious legal attention
from a skilled criminal defense lawyer. If you have been arrested or informally
accused of a sex offense of any kind, involving a legal professional may
be the right step in protecting yourself.
The Queens sex crime attorneys at the firm have 100 years of combined experience
and are committed to fighting for defendants' rights.
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Sex Crime Information & Insight
When it comes to a sex offense, accusations alone have the power to ruin
a person's reputation, personal relationships and even livelihood.
Formal criminal charges can be disastrous, lending a sense of validity
to the alleged victim's claims and even attracting the attention of
the media. A defendant may face imprisonment, fines and lifetime registration
as a sex offender if convicted.
We can assist you with any of the following cases:
If convicted, one could face any number of consequences. Courts may order
sex offender registration, one of the most serious penalties imposed upon
defendants convicted of sex crimes. Sex offender registration can affect
every aspect of one's life. Registered sex offenders may not be able
to live or work within a certain distance of playgrounds, schools or other
properties and may not even be able to come near these places. They must
also register with law enforcement on a regular basis and can be found
in national registries.
Penalties for Sex Crimes in Queens
The penalties for a sex crime will vary depending on the nature of the
offense and a number of other factors, such as the age of the accused
versus the age of the victim and whether the defendant has been convicted
of a sex crime in the past.
Under New York State Penal Code Article 130, sex offenses may be classified
as misdemeanors or felonies, with penalties ranging from a short term
in county jail to life in prison. Alleged sex crimes against minors and
children or that involve physical violence are likely to incur the harshest
Some sex crimes are also categorized as federal crimes, typically if state
lines or national borders are crossed or offenses are committed in multiple
states. Child pornography is one example of a sex crime that may be investigated
and prosecuted by federal agencies and personnel. When charged as
federal crimes, sex offenses are likely to carry increased penalties and prison terms.
Fight Your Charges with a Criminal Defense Attorney
Do not let your future, your reputation and your personal relationships
be put in jeopardy because of sex crime allegations or charges. Involve
a legal professional immediately and you will have the power to fight
back, to prove your good character and to seek the best possible outcome
in your case.
Contact a New York City sex crime defense attorney today, whether you have been charged in Queens or NYC.
We serve clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland
County and Westchester County.