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Defending Clients Facing Sex Crime Charges in New York
Being convicted of a sex crime or even being accused of a sex crime can negatively affect your reputation in the community and your career field. It is essential to act quickly to move past this accusation and fight against your charges. The sooner you put an end to the case, the better your chances of preserving your reputation. If you are convicted, however, you may have to register as a sex offender. You need the counsel of a skilled sex crime attorney in Brooklyn to help fight against the potential consequences. Contact The Law Offices of Michael Mullen immediately if you face sex crime charges in New York.
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Types of Sex Crimes
There is a wide range of offenses that are considered to be sex crimes. Indecent exposure is one of the more minor sex crime charges, and rape or sexual assault would be examples of more serious offenses.
Sex crimes can include any of the following:
- Child pornography- possession/ distribution/ sale
- Internet sex crimes
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Indecent exposure
- Unlawful surveillance
- Sexual misconduct
- Child molestation
- Patronizing a prostitute
These are just the primary sex crime offenses we have seen; many more could be included. The penalties for these crimes can differ according to the offense, the victim's age, and a previous criminal record.
What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes in New York?
Depending on the exact offense, you could face a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A felony. If you have questions about a specific offense, our criminal attorney will discuss your case with you at no cost. If your sex crime offense is charged as a Class B misdemeanor, you could face up to 3 months in prison. The prison sentence for a Class A misdemeanor is increased to up to one year. Once you get into the more serious sex crimes, you are at risk of a felony charge.
The penalties for felony sex crime offenses include:
- Class E Felony- between 1.5 and four years in prison
- Class D Felony- between two and seven years in prison
- Class C Felony- between 3.5 and 15 years in prison
- Class B Felony- between five and 25 years in prison
- Class A Felony – up to life in prison
On top of a prison sentence, you could face significant fines and restitution along with registration on the sex offender list. Even for a minor sex crime offense, sex crime registration may be ordered. Your name, address, picture, and sex crime offense will be public knowledge. It is crucial to defend against your charges to avoid these penalties.
Contact Our Sex Crimes Lawyer Today
Unfortunately, false accusation is a common occurrence when it comes to sex crimes. Generally, much of the evidence is the testimony of the victim, which can be untrue. One of the common defenses to a sex crime charge is to show the accuser's motivation. In doing so, you can show that the sexual acts were consensual or that the accuser has a reason to lie. For example, they could be getting a financial advantage from the case or looking to gain an advantage in a family law case. Accuser motivation is just one defense that can be made; others include having evidence suppressed or showing that evidence is tainted.
You could have that evidence suppressed if there were illegal search and seizure acts. Also, if there was a little interview with a child being used as evidence, we can show that the information in the interview is tainted and cannot be used. You need the help of the best sex crime attorney in Brooklyn to help you defend against your charges.
Contact The Law Offices of Michael Mullen today to discuss your case in a FREE case evaluation with our sex crimes attorney in Brooklyn!
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