Sex crimes are considered by society and the legal system to be one of the most heinous crimes a perpetrator can commit in NY. The social stigma surrounding sex abusers is enough to mentally, emotionally and socially ruin your life, your relationships, and your ability to earn income in the future. When you are accused of one of these crimes, you need a team of experienced lawyers to help ensure that you are not wrongfully placed on a list of sex offenders for the rest of your life. Even one small mistake at the outset of your claim can prejudice your case through the end and affect your life forever. It is never too soon to hire Bukh and Associates to represent you and ensure that your rights are always protected.Registering as a sex offender can and will affect defendants for a lifetime, often causing registered offenders to move from place to place in order to avoid public persecution. Convictions for sex crimes are unlike other crimes, where once you serve your time, you are allowed to live your life, having paid your debt to society. Once convicted of a sex crime, the punishment is served and the prisoner is released back into the public, but suspicion from the community and law enforcement officers is hard to overcome.
If you have been accused of a sexually based offense, hire a sex crime attorney as soon as possible. The choice between a public defender and an excellent NYC defense lawyer is one that will affect your life until the day you die. Choose wisely. The team at Law Office of Bukh & Associates, PLLC is ready and waiting to defend you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.New York State penal code [S130.05] very specifically explains the complexities of sex crimes and defines the requirements of meeting definitions of the sex crimes laws in order to build a prosecutorial case.
In its basic definition, a sexually based offense must meet the requirement of “lack of consent.” That is, the sexual actions or contact perpetrated against the victim must be committed with a lack of permission in order to meet the requirements of a sex crime.In order for there to be a lack of consent from the victim, crimes must be made from a forcible compulsion, or when the victim is incapable to consent due to incapacitation of some kind. Other types of lack of consent can result from molestation or sexual abuse, or forcing the victim to touch the perpetrator, especially in cases involving children. In cases of child sexual abuse, the victim need not give or deny the perpetrator permission to contact the victim sexually in order for him or her to meet the requirements of a sex crime.
What constitutes a sex crime in New York State?
Rape is classified by degree, with third degree rape being the least severe and first being the worst. The prosecutor will decide which charges to bring upon perpetrators of sex crimes. In order to classify as rape, the victim must clearly deny consent and the denial must be understood, but ignored.Those who are seen as incapable of giving sexual consent are minor children, the mentally disabled and/or incapacitated, physically disabled or a ward of the state department of corrections or a person committed to a hospital and the employee or volunteer of the state or hospital has reason to believe the victim is a prisoner or patient.The point to remember is that anyone can be charged with a sex crime. Just being charged with a sexual crime does not necessarily mean that it was committed. Many innocent persons are accused of sex crimes every day. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to say anything to police until you have a lawyer present. Let the team at Law Office of Bukh & Associates, PLLC stand by your side as strong defenders of your legal rights. Contact us today.
If you are charged with a sex crime, it can permanently ruin your reputation, whether you are convicted or not. The sooner you have a lawyer to ensure that your rights are not trampled upon in the process and that your side of the story is heard, the better of you will be throughout the criminal prosecution. Remember, even in sex crimes, you are innocent until proven guilty. Our knowledgeable New York sex crime attorneys can be by your side throughout your ordeal to ensure that you are not wrongfully prosecuted for a heinous crime.
Our NEW YORK SEX OFFENSE ATTORNEYS are equipped with the skills required to defend individuals from all manner of sex crime charges, and are committed to seeking lighter sentencing and jail time for those convicted. Call us today at (800) 601-0207.