New York City Sex Crime Lawyer
Serving Clients in Greater New York City
Sex crimes are among the most serious and challenging of all offenses to face. These types of offenses are often based on the allegations that sexual activity occurred without consent. In the absence of witnesses, a sex crime allegation can descend into a “he said she said” matter that can lead to criminal charges and convictions for the accused. Being accused of a sex crime can cause extreme damage to your social standing and can lead to negative media attention as well. In the face of all this, it is imperative that you have an experienced attorney to protect your constitutional rights and your privacy as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Tara Whelan, I am ready to provide you with empathetic legal representation that involves a tough and aggressive stance towards defending your rights and pursuing the best possible resolution to your case. As a New York City sex crimes attorney, I have over a decade of experience handling all types of sex crime allegations and can apply this diverse experience to your case both outside the courtroom through negotiation and inside the courtroom with determined advocacy. Under our laws, you are innocent until proven guilty and have the right to a fair trial and I will fight for these rights with tenacity.
Ready to discuss your case? Contact my offices at (516) 647-4828 to book your complimentary consultation.
Sex Crimes in New York
Various types of crimes that are centered around allegations of a sexual nature are identified as “sex crimes” in New York. These crimes may or may not involve the issue of consent. Under New York law, a person is unable to consent to sexual contact if that person is under the age of 17, mentally disabled or incapacitated, or physically helpless. In cases where this is alleged to have occurred, you will be charged and prosecuted.
Sex crimes can include but are not limited to:
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd and lascivious acts
- Creation, possession, or distribution of child pornography
- Child molestation
- Public indecency
- Prostitution and pandering
- Statutory rape
- Sexual abuse of a child
- Sexual assault, including of a spouse
- Sexual conduct with a minor
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Promoting Prostitution
- Sex trafficking
These types of crimes are aggressively investigated by law enforcement and aggressively prosecuted in the courts. Penalties for sex crimes are severe and often involve incarceration, probation, heavy fines and in many cases mandatory sex offender registration with the state. How long you will need to remain on the sex offender registry will depend on the type of crime for which you have been convicted but the duration can range from 20 years to life. If you fail to register when required or otherwise violate any aspect of the sex offender registry law you can also face additional criminal charges.
Unfortunately, being known as a “sex offender” as listed on the state registry can have life-altering consequences. Your identity on this registry can be easily accessible by the public and can have a negative effect on future relationships, your ability to find employment, housing, and more. For all these reasons, it is vital that you work with an attorney who will fight relentlessly to help you avoid these consequences.
The Law Office of Tara Whelan Is Here for You
At the first suspicion that you are the target of a sex crime investigation, you need legal protection. From the moment you bring your case to me, I will be dedicated to protecting your right to fair treatment as well as protecting your job or career and, your dignity. I will conduct an exhaustive investigation into your case looking for evidence favorable to you to build a strong and effective defense. No matter how complicated or dire your situation may appear to be, you will get the attention and commitment you need and deserve at this critical time.
Call (516) 647-4828 to get started today. The Law Office of Tara Whelan is available 24/7.
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