Sex Crimes Defense Representation That Is Tough, Tenacious And Effective
Sex crime charges can be a very humiliating experience for a client. Just being accused creates suspicion and doubt toward you even if you are not guilty, and there is no easy way of dealing with it yourself. These days, even the slightest of rumors can cause you to lose your job, your family, your spouse and even the place you live. Sadly, sometimes charges are even trumped up by so-called “victims” because they are looking for revenge or financial gain.
Public opinion may not be on your side, but we are. Our attorneys at Powers Law, P.C., utilize 50 years of combined legal experience to give you the skilled and aggressive defense representation you need and deserve.
Don’t Be Falsely Accused Of A Sex Crime
If you are convicted of a sex crime, your permanent reputation can be ruined. You may have to register as a sex offender and your whole experience will follow you around the rest of your life.
Powers Law, P.C., is here to help. We aggressively defend our clients believing they are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We have decades of experience in sex crimes defense and are ready to help you fight or otherwise resolve charges related to:
- Sexual abuse: Molestation, rape, sexual assault and more
- Pimping and pandering
- Public lewdness
- Possession of child pornography
Remember that you don’t need to wait for charges to start building your defense. We can begin work on your case while you are still under investigation.
The Most Serious Sex Crimes Charges In New York
Sex crimes are treated very seriously, both by the public and by prosecutors. Most sex offenses in New York are charged as felonies, conviction for which can include jail or prison time, and the requirement to register as a sex offender.
By statute, the two worst sex offenses are predatory sexual assault and predatory sexual assault against a child. Both are considered Class A-II felonies and carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10-25 years in prison. Most other crimes allegedly involving children, including possession of child pornography, are also punished severely, threatening both freedom and reputation.
Possible Defense Strategies In A Sex Crimes Case
Contrary to what prosecutors would have you believe, there are effective defenses to sex crimes charges. Depending on the details or your case, you may be able to utilize one or more of the following defenses:
- Consent: Sexual interactions are often messy and communication is unclear. If you could demonstrate or credibly argue that the alleged victim consented to the act, it could unravel the case against you. It should be noted that consent is only a viable defense if the alleged victim was an adult.
- False accusations: Did the accuser have something to gain by falsely accusing you? Perhaps it was your spouse and you are currently involved in a custody dispute. Perhaps you were having a consensual affair and the other person lied when their partner found out.
- Mistaken identity: If the alleged rape or other encounter was between two strangers, you may have been falsely identified by the victim. A strong alibi for your whereabouts at the time of the event can make a huge difference.
- Illegally obtained evidence: Whether it is child pornography or other evidence of a sex crime, the way that it was collected matters. If law enforcement violated your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure, we may be able to petition the court to suppress that evidence.
Don’t plead guilty or decide you are out of options before speaking to our attorneys. You may have a very strong defense strategy you haven’t identified. And even if a plea deal is ultimately in your future, an experienced attorney can often help you obtain a much more favorable deal than you could negotiate on your own.
Contact Us Right Away For A Free Consultation About Your Case
Powers Law, P.C., offers free and confidential consultations so that you can tell us your story and learn about your legal options. From our office in West Islip, we serve the five boroughs of New York City and all of Suffolk and Nassau counties. To get started on your defense, send us a message online or call 631-215-3442.