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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

  • Date rape

  • 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

  • Obscenity

  • Capital sexual battery and lewd sexual battery

  • Sexual Misconduct

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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