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Sex Crime Lawyer in New York

Former Prosecutor with an Undefeated Track Record: (212) 385-8600

As one of the top criminal defense lawyers in New York, Attorney Southard knows how to use his legal experience to make the justice system work in your favor. Yes, any arrest can be frightening or overwhelming, but your side of the story needs to be heard. Our firm won't stop fighting for you in or out of court.

Additionally, Attorney Southard always stays up to date and current with any laws, regulations, or statutes that may impact your case. He is frequently consulted by media outlets across the nation. If you are facing any criminal allegation involving a sexual offense, our law firm possesses the qualities that you want in a legal professional to represent you during this time.

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Avoiding the Consequences of Conviction

According to New York Penal Law, Title E, 70.80, sexual offenses, such as rape, sodomy, incest, or sexual abuse are punishable as Class B felonies in the state of New York. People convicted of Class B felonies can be sentenced to prison for a period not exceeding 25 years. New York judges may also impose a mandatory minimum period of imprisonment for crimes of a sexual nature, which may include a minimum of 1-year imprisonment.

Other penalties include:

  • Conditional discharge (parole)
  • Probation supervision
  • Payment of restitution
  • Legal fees & fines not exceeding $30,000
  • Sex offender victim fees
  • Mandatory sex offender registration

Even after paying the price of a sex crime conviction, individuals will have to live the rest of their lives with a criminal record. Having any sex crime conviction on your record could put your reputation and your future at risk. Don't jeopardize your future; fight for your rights with the help of our firm's attorney.

New York's Mandatory Sexual Offender Registration

In addition to the above-mentioned penalties, anyone who has been convicted of a sex crime will be required to register as a sex offender in a public database. Your private information, including your name and residence, can be accessed by anyone, including your co-workers, neighbors, family members, friends, potential employers, universities, or anyone else in your community.

Being registered publicly as a convicted sex offender can be humiliating for many but will also make it harder to pursue educational, career, scholarship, or loan opportunities. When the stakes are high, you will need to be defended by a New York criminal defense lawyer who has had consistent success in protecting the interests, rights, and freedoms of clients for nearly 20 years. You need the Law Office of Richard Southard.

Contact the Law Office of Richard Southard at (212) 385-8600 today and schedule your free case evaluation to learn more about the potential legal defenses for your particular case!