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Sex Crime Lawyer

scales of justice on tableIf you are under investigation or charged with a sex crime in the state of New York, it is crucial to retain an accomplished criminal defense lawyer.  Sex crimes are considered among the most serious offenses and a strong legal defense is required to overcome false accusations, procedural violations, mitigating factors, sentencing guidelines, and plea bargaining among other challenges.

The law firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye offer more than 50 years of combined experience defending clients who’ve been accused of sex crimes.

New York sex crime lawyers

Throughout our years of practice, our firm has successfully defended sex crime cases in New York, helping to secure a fair trial with the benefit of aggressive representation. Public defenders and inexperienced lawyers may fall short of the level of expertise such serious charges warrant.

Given the harsh stigma and stiff consequences of sex crimes in today’s society, those charged with these types of crimes may feel hopeless. But it is always important to remember the foundation on which our criminal justice system is built: alleged offenders are innocent until proven guilty.

At Edelman Krasin Jaye, we realize the many prejudices and biases placed against the unfortunate individuals who are charged with sex crimes against minors or adults, and our team will formulate the best defense possible to avoid a felony offense conviction.

Sexual offenses punishable under New York law

The New York penal code includes, among others, the following as sex offenses:

  • Rape
  • Child pornography possession or distribution
  • Course of sexual conduct against a child
  • Forcible touching
  • Persistent sexual abuse
  • Aggravated sexual abuse

At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, we understand the toll a felony conviction can take on one’s life, which is why we are fully committed to working tirelessly on our clients’ behalf. When you call our offices to set up a no-charge consultation, you will discover a team of compassionate, knowledgeable professionals who are prepared to listen to your story and give you an honest evaluation of your legal options.

Sex crime allegations and penalties

If you or someone you care about is accused of sexual abuse, molestation of a minor, rape or any other sex crime in New York, do not speak about the charges with child protective services or law enforcement officers without a lawyer present.

These accusations and charges have the ability to undermine your reputation, your career and, ultimately, the foundation of your entire family. Don’t face these allegations with a general practice lawyer; you need the support and legal guidance of a sex crime attorney at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye.

Convictions may result in prolonged jail time, damage to reputation and personal relationships, and registration in the New York Sex Offender Registry. This database gives the public access to photos and the details surrounding a person’s sex crime conviction.  Sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimums may also apply depending on the charges.

Anyone on parole or probation or who is incarcerated for a sex offense in New York is required to register with the Division of Criminal Justice Services. According to many who’ve been convicted of sex crimes, this registry is much more damaging than a jail sentence, and while its main purpose was to alert communities to serial rapists and molesters, New York laws have broadened the list of offenses that must be included in the registry.

Defending sex crimes in New York

If you are under suspicion of, or have been charged with  any sexual crime in New York state, it is imperative to seek the counsel of a criminal defense lawyer who can establish the best approach to resolving the charges levied against you.

Our team routinely utilizes the knowledge of forensic and DNA experts to systematically investigate all sex crime charges and identify possible weaknesses and/or inconsistencies in the case. Depending on the gravity of the alleged act and the status of the purported victim, penalties in New York can range from misdemeanors to class A felonies that are punishable by extended jail terms.

The prosecution will attempt to demonstrate that sexual misconduct was committed through providing witness and victim statements, police reports, DNA evidence, possible surveillance footage and other evidence gathered from the alleged crime scene. Your reputation and personal history will also be under intense scrutiny.

Unwavering dedication to your case

In the wake of sex crime charges in NYC, selecting the right criminal defense lawyer is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure effective representation in criminal court. The stark reality is that a felony conviction has the ability to destroy your future opportunities while taking away your freedom. Don’t compromise your rights at this most critical time in your life, contact Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, for a confidential case evaluation.

We will work diligently to identify key pretrial matters, and issue motions that can help improve your outcome, or possibly even get your charges dropped. Known for our excellent negotiating skills, proven track record in criminal defense and dedication to good practice policies, we stand prepared to advocate on your behalf.

To arrange your complimentary consultation with a leading sex crime defense lawyer, please call us at 1-800-469-7429.

  1. New York Criminal Justice Services, Sex Offender Management, http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/
  2. Sarah Lawrence College, Sexual Offenses in New York State Penal Law, http://www.slc.edu/offices-services/security/assault/Penal_Law.html
  3. The New York Times, Too Many Restrictions on Sex Offenders, or Too Few? http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/02/20/too-many-restrictions-on-sex-offenders-or-too-few
  4. The Zeiger Firm, Sexual Crimes, http://brianzeiger.com/practices/sexual-crimes/