New York Child Sex Crimes Lawyer
Child Sex Crimes Lawyer NYC
There is nothing pleasant about talking about child sex crimes, but even someone accused of this heinous crime is entitled to a rigorous defense under our constitution. You’d also be surprised to find out how many people are actually innocent of these crimes.
Our team has thirty years of experience defending these charges. Reach out to our law office to get immediate help.
Child Sex Crimes in New York
A child sex crime is any instance of sexual assault in which the child is a victim. This includes statutory rape.
A child is defined as any person under the age of 18. No child has the legal ability to consent to sex, and since sexual crimes hinge on the difference between consensual sexual acts and non-consensual facts, it is very important to understand this fact.
Pretrial Release for Child Sex Crimes
Child sex crimes will require you to pay bail as set by a New York judge in order to obtain pretrial release.
As your child sex crimes defense lawyers, we can make arguments to the judge that could result in a smaller, more manageable bail. We can also refer you to New York bail bondsmen which can make it possible for you to pay bail.
Penalties for Child Sex Crimes
These crimes may be charged either as a misdemeanor or as a felony depending upon the specific acts that were committed. The maximum penalty is as high as 25 years. You may also be required to pay fines.
In addition, if you are convicted of a child sexual assault you will be required to register as a sex offender. In many cases it will be impossible to ever have your name removed from this registry, which can ruin your reputation for life, and make it very difficult to secure employment and housing opportunities.
Defense Strategies for Child Sex Crimes
We work with private investigators and rigorously interview witnesses to determine the credibility of the charges against you. We look into social media, text messages, credit card statements, prior relationships, and any other indicators that might impact the outcome of our case.
In statutory rape cases, we may be able to defend you on the basis that the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim are very close in age. This defense is more effective when the pair has dated prior to one of them reaching the age of majority.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a child sex crime, reach out to our office to get help today.
We’re here to defend your rights, and to help you guide your child sex crimes case to its most advantageous outcome.
Call 917-881-4895 to schedule a free consultation today. We may be able to help you get your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced, or secure an acquittal through the trial process.