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Recent Posts in Sex Crimes Category

  • What If I Accidentally Downloaded Child Pornography?

    || 28-Apr-2014

    If you are worried about facing charges of child pornography possession after accidently downloading an image or video onto your computer, a New York City criminal defense attorney from Hochheiser & Hochheiser, LLP may be able to help. We are both former prosecutors, who have since dedicated our careers to defending people against the criminal charges and penalties they face. Child pornography ...
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  • What Should I Do if Someone Accuses Me of Rape?

    || 14-Sep-2013

    If you have been accused of rape, it is essential that you get immediate legal representation from a New York City criminal defense attorney. Rape is an extremely serious charge and is a felony offense in the state of New York. A criminal conviction for rape could lead to between 18 months to 25 years in prison in a conviction, based upon the facts in the case. A conviction often requires ...
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  • Sexual Offenses Involving a Controlled Substance

    || 24-May-2013

    New York state law is strict when it comes to sex crimes, especially when a controlled substance is involved. Sexual offenses, depending on their severity, can result in anywhere from 1-25 years in prison. What if you were involved in a sexual offense involving drugs? If you facilitate a sexual offense with a controlled substance, you could be subject to 7 years imprisonment. If you have been ...
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  • Understanding the Statutory Rape Laws in New York

    || 1-May-2013

    In the state of New York, it is illegal for an adult to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of seventeen. Since an individual cannot legally provide consent until they have reached the age of adulthood, one could be charged with a criminal offense even if the minor had agreed to participate. Under the law, this is known as " statutory rape." Although this law may seem ...
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  • Sex Crimes and the New York Sex Offender Registration Act

    || 21-Jul-2011

    An accused charged with a sex crime must not only understand the potential criminal penalties associated with the sex crime charged, such as sentences of prison, probation or a combination of both prison and probation, but also, must be mindful of additional consequences which may flow under the statute commonly referred to as Megan's Law. A client charged with a sex crime must discuss with ...
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