Sex Crimes Attorney in Commack, New York
Being convicted of a sex crime carries two kinds of serious penalties: Criminal penalties include jail or prison and in some cases, a lifetime of sex offender registration, and the societal stigma associated with sex crimes can be even more damaging, leading to loss of a job, estrangement from family, and divorce. In sex crimes cases, early intervention by an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a tremendous difference in a case, especially when accusations of child sexual abuse are involved.
I have more than 14 years of experience in the criminal justice system handling sex crime cases across New York. I defend against any sex crimes charges, including:
Prostitution and Patronization / Solicitation
Sexual battery and sexual assault
Child abuse and child sexual abuse
Child molestations, child fondling, or sexual exploitation of a child
Statutory rape/sex with a minor
Internet sex crimes such as enticement, solicitation of a minor, or possession or distribution of child pornography
Solicitation or prostitution, including the use of an escort service or massage service
Indecent exposure / lewd and lascivious behavior
Capital sexual battery and lewd sexual battery
From my office in Commack, I represent residents, college students, and tourists arrested for sex offenses while on vacation in New York and Long Island
Defense Strategies in Sex Crimes Cases
I am well-versed in how prosecutors prepare sex crimes cases, and in the challenges and problems that a case might involve.
For example, some people bring false charges of sexual assault to cover up consensual sex if it would be damaging to the person's family.
False charges can also be brought to seek revenge against the accused person.
False memory syndrome can come into play when children make allegations that they have been victimized. The questions parents, teachers, therapists, or police ask a child can cause the child to say and remember things that didn't occur.
If photos, computer files, or other materials were confiscated from you, was the search and seizure properly handled by the police? If not, that evidence is not admissible.
I will examine the evidence and facts of your case, including issues of consent, circumstances, and psychological issues affecting the victim. In preparing your defense strategy, I may also examine the psychological issues affecting you or your loved one charged with a crime. Our goal is to minimize the negative consequences of a sex crime charge or conviction and to get the best possible outcome, given the facts of your case.
Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction
The penalties for conviction of a crime under New York sex crime statutes vary widely. Penalties for a misdemeanor sex crime, such as indecent exposure, may be jail time of less than a year or probation, a fine, and community service. Penalties for a felony offense, such as aggravated sexual assault, can include a long prison term followed by a lifetime of sex offender registration.
If you hold a job that requires licensure or a security clearance, you may find that your job is impacted by a sex crime conviction.
Possible Penalties for Sexual Assault Offenses
Class B Felony - Imprisonment for 5 to 25 years
Class C Felony - Imprisonment for 3 1/2 to 15 years
Class D Felony - Imprisonment for 2 to 7 years
Class E Felony - Imprisonment for 1 1/2 to 4 years
Class A Misdemeanor - Imprisonment for up to 1 year
Class B Misdemeanor - Imprisonment for up to 3 months