New York City Rape Defense Lawyer
Defense Against Rape Allegations in Queens
Considered to be one of the most serious
sex crimes a person can commit in the United States, rape occurs when one person
engages in a sexual act without the consent of the other person involved.
These crimes are especially susceptible to the public spotlight and anyone
accused of rape can expect to receive a fair amount of negative recognition
in the community. Anyone who is accused or charged with rape should enlist
the services of a criminal defense attorney right away to help minimize
mistakes that lead to public frenzy and formulate a strong defense.
If you have been accused of or charged with rape in any of the five New
York City boroughs,
call Musa-Obregon & Associates today. The firm provides an aggressive defense against rape and other sex crime
charges for clients throughout the NYC and Queens area and is prepared
to offer sound guidance when you need it most. Arrange a confidential
consultation and get the information you need to make the right choices
about your case.
We represent clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan,
Rockland County and Westchester County.
Understanding Rape Charges in Queens & NYC
The degrees of a rape charge can vary according to the severity or particular
circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. Under New York law, third-degree
rape is a class E felony that is punishable by up to four years, and occurs
when a person has sexual intercourse with a victim who will not, or cannot
consent, or if the offender is over 21 years old and the victim is less
than 17 years old. In the case of second-degree rape, the offender must
engage in sexual intercourse with someone who is mentally disabled or
incapacitated, or have sexual intercourse with someone age 15 or younger,
while being 18 years of age or older.
Second-degree rape is a class D felony and prison terms up to seven years
may be imposed upon conviction. First-degree rape occurs when a person
uses force to achieve sexual intercourse without the victim's consent.
If the offender is more than 18 years old and the victim is less than
13 or if the victim is less than 11 years old, the charge will immediately
become first-degree rape. The most serious of penalties is imposed in
this class B felony and convicted defendants should expect to face anywhere
from 5 to 35 years in prison.
History of Success Helping Clients Throughout NY
Musa-Obregon & Associates has a proven track record of defending charges of rape in various degrees
and will always work hard, and to the fullest extent of their abilities,
to provide their clients with the highest quality legal representation
possible in any given circumstance. The firm will fight hard to see that
your rights as the accused are being upheld and that you receive a fair
trial with an open jury who will be able to deliberate based on evidence
presented in the case and not personal bias.
Contact a New York City criminal lawyer from our firm today.