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Sex Crimes

New York City Sex Crime Attorney

What constitutes a sexual offense?

In the state of New York, several different types of sexual offenses are punishable under the law, including any unlawful act in which an individual did not consent, or was unable to consent, to any subsequent sexual contact. According to New York Code §130.05, an individual is deemed incapable of consent when they are "(a) less than seventeen years old; or (b) mentally disabled; or (c) mentally incapacitated; or (d) physically helpless." Because of this, even in the instance that consent was given by a minor, one may still be charged with a sex crime.

Other types of sex crimes can include:

If convicted of any of these offenses, the penalties will likely be severe. In order to avoid a conviction, it is your best interest to enlist the help of a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as an allegation is waged. Even an unfounded allegation can be a enough to spark serious ramifications—like being labeled as a sex offender, and subsequently losing your job and maybe even your family as a result. It is important to act quickly, regardless of the severity of the crime that you are being accused of.

Contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and we handle cases throughout New York City, including White Plains, New Rochelle, and Yonkers.

Consequences of a Conviction

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you are facing what could be one of the most severely punished crimes in the state. Not only are you subject to social and familial backlash, you could be looking at extensive jail time as well as the possibility of a civil suit to recover damages for injury and mental pain and suffering. If you are convicted, you will likely be required to register as a sex offender under the New York Sex Offender Registration Act— meaning that your name, address, birth date, race, sex, address and much more personal information will be collected and made available to the public.

This could affect your ability to obtain work, bank loans and a place of residence. If you are found guilty of a felony offense like rape, however, you may find yourself facing an extensive prison sentence, as well. Sentencing for a rape conviction includes:

  • First degree rape: 2-25 years in prison
  • Second degree rape: 2-7 years in prison
  • Third degree rape: 18 months-5 years in prison

A felony offense is a serious matter, but the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser can help. Being convicted of any type of sex crime can severely damage your future opportunities—and not to mention, may result in hefty fines and a severe prison sentence—so it is imperative to act quickly in the interest of your defense.

It can be extremely upsetting to face this type of criminal charge, and the NYC criminal defense lawyers at our firm are aware of that. You can feel confident in the future of your case when you enlist the help of an attorney from our firm, as we will always have your best interests in mind.

Figh Your Charge Today! Call (800) 813-9069.

It is altogether too possible to face false or inflated sex crime charges these days. Sometimes the situation could be as simple as mistaken identity. Other times the charges could be much more complex. No matter what your circumstances are, you need to know that you have the legal defense on your side that you need. Your life and freedom are at risk when you are facing a sex crime charge. Depending on the charge, you could easily face a lifelong prison term. You need to maximize your chances that you don't spend the rest of your life in jail because of a mistake.

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