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
Contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and we handle
cases throughout New York City, including Scarsdale, Westchester, Bronx,
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.