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.

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