New York Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
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Being accused of a sex crime can drastically change your life, threatening your job and livelihood, your social connections, and family life. These allegations can ruin personal and professional relationships as well as jeopardize your freedom—even before you step foot inside a courtroom. Sex offenses are harshly punished with severe jail and prison sentences as well as the humiliation and stress of sex offender registration. In many cases, allegations of sex crimes are unfounded or based on little or false evidence, exaggeration, or from the accuser’s spite, jealousy, revenge, or other hostile emotions.
If you are facing sexual misconduct accusations, whether you are being investigated or have already been charged, it is never too soon to hire an experienced and trusted criminal defense lawyer. The Law Offices of Iannuzzi and Iannuzzi represents individuals throughout New York and New Jersey facing sex crime charges. Our firm has been in practice since 1930, providing accomplished and tenacious legal service for all types of sex crime allegations. We know how to conduct thorough investigations into such situations, how to deconstruct and challenge a prosecutor’s case, how to negotiate for favorable pleas, or put our decades of litigation experience to use on your behalf in court.
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Sex Crimes in New York
Sex crimes generally involve subjecting another person to some type of sexual behavior against his or her will. New York has many laws criminalizing specific types of sexual misconduct which can range from lower level misdemeanor charges to felony crimes with long-term prison sentences and mandatory sex offender registration for 20 years or more. How you are charged and what type of punishment results will depend on the nature of the alleged offense, whether minors were involved, whether serious injury occurred, and other pertinent facts.
Such crimes can include:
- Rape in the first, second, and third degree
- Criminal sexual act in the first, second, and third degree
- Forcible touching
- Sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degree
- Aggravated sexual abuse in the first, second, third, and fourth degree
- Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first and second degree
- Facilitating a sex offense through the use of a controlled substance
- Child pornography
- Public indecency
For example, under Penal Code Sections 130.52 – 130.70 sexual abuse in the first degree occurs when some type of contact that is sexual in nature occurs where physical force or violence is used against the victim, when the victim cannot consent due to being rendered helpless, when the victim is a child under the age of 11, or when the victim is less than 13 years old and the defendant is 21 or older. This type of offense is not rape or any type of penetration. It is still charged as a felony that can result in up to seven years in prison, fines, and mandatory sex offender registration.
A more serious sex offense is rape which can be charged as a Class B felony punishable by five to 25 years in prison, fines of up to $5,000, and sex offender registration. It involves sexual intercourse with another using physical force and against the other person’s will.
Sex Offender Registration
One of the life-altering consequences of a sex crime conviction is mandatory sex offender registration, which makes your identity and criminal history accessible to the public. You may be required to register as either a low Level One risk to the public, a moderate Level Two risk, or a high Level Three risk. Level One offenders must register for 20 years while Level Two and Three offenders must register for life. Consequences of sex offender registration can include restrictions on where you live, employment, and more as well as a negative social stigma.
Talk to a Respected Attorney about Your Case
When your life can be as deeply impacted as that of a convicted sex offender, it is paramount that you have the most experienced and capable legal help available. The Law Offices of Iannuzzi and Iannuzzi has built a solid reputation for distinguished criminal defense.
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