Long Island Attorneys
Choose The Right Defense Against Sex Crime Allegations
Sex crimes are considered among the most serious offenses. A strong legal defense is required to overcome false accusations and procedural violations and to help you understand mitigating factors, sentencing guidelines and plea bargaining, among other challenges.
If 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. The law firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, offers more than 50 years of combined experience defending clients who’ve been accused of sex crimes.
Securing A Fair Trial
Given the harsh stigma and stiff consequences of sex crimes, 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.
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.
We realize the many prejudices and biases against individuals who are charged with sex crimes, and our team will formulate the best defense possible to avoid a felony conviction.
Our firm takes on various sex offense charges under the New York penal code, including:
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Course of sexual conduct against a child
- Forcible touching
- Persistent sexual abuse
- Aggravated sexual abuse
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 the details surrounding a person’s sex crime conviction. Sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimums may also apply, depending on the charges.
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 can destroy your future opportunities while taking away your freedom.
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 of success in criminal defense and dedication to good practice policies, we stand prepared to advocate on your behalf.
The prosecution will attempt to demonstrate that sexual misconduct was committed through witness and victim statements, police reports, DNA evidence, surveillance footage and other evidence gathered from the alleged crime scene. Your reputation and personal history will also be under intense scrutiny. Our team routinely uses the knowledge of forensic and DNA experts to systematically investigate all sex crime charges and identify possible weaknesses and/or inconsistencies in the case.