Are you are under investigation by the police for a sex crime? Have you have been questioned by a detective or other law enforcement officer related to a sex crime? Were you arrested and charged with a sex crime in the State of New York?
If the answer to any of these questions was yes, then the short answer to whether you need to hire a NY sex crimes lawyer is also YES.
A conviction of any criminal activity can be harm your personal relationships, career, and future success, but the legal and societal approach to sex crimes leads to circumstances and repercussions that are best mitigated by an experienced NY sex crimes defense lawyer.
Allegations of perpetrating a sex crime can ruin a life and lead to harmful consequences for years down the road. Failing to compile a defense from the very start could negatively impact the outcome of your criminal case months later. You need a lawyer that understands the way to properly combat false accusations, detect procedural misconduct or violations, and successfully argue mitigating factors. When it comes to sex crimes, these parts of your defense strategy require a lot of skill and knowledge; only a lawyer with prior experience will build a strong defense.
Each misdemeanor or felony classified as a sex crime carries a different maximum prison sentence, including possible life in prison for predatory sexual assault. While time in jail as a sex offender should be a major concern, it is not just the threat of a prison sentence that should motivate you to hire a NY sex crimes lawyer.
Society and the law view sex crimes as among the most reprehensible and serious. Beyond sentencing, this view of sex crimes has an impact on the repercussions for an individual convicted of such crimes. Creating more reasons why a it is imperative that someone suspected or charged with a sex crime hires a NY defense lawyer who has experience with this area of criminal law.
If you are convicted of a sex crime in New York, you will have a criminal record. Future employers or business partners, and entities that require a background check such as licensing agencies will be informed of your criminal record and the specific crime. Whether guilty or innocent, these individuals will learn that you were convicted of a sex crime. However, sex crimes carry other ramifications that are unique to this class of conviction.
If convicted, you will be required to register as a sex offender. This is public information that includes your name and a photo. Your landlord, neighbors, and friends can all learn of this registration. In fact, when you move to a new building or neighborhood in NYC, it is required that the public in that area are informed that a sex offender is residing in the area.
This can make it extremely difficult to rent a new apartment, buy a piece of property, and anonymously go through your daily activities. To be a registered sex offender could make you an outcast among your own neighbors and friends.
Whether innocent or guilty of the chargers, contacting a NY sex crimes lawyer can be intimidating. However, the repercussions and consequences of not seeking legal defense are much greater and more serious. Begin to build your defense today by contacting Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law via our 24-hour phone line at (212) 951-1300.
The information in this blog post (“Post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this Post should be construed as legal advice from Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law or the individual author, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter.