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
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
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.