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Rape & Sexual Assault in New York

When everything is on the line, contact the attorneys who can make the difference

If you are under investigation or have been charged with rape, criminal sexual act or sexual assault, you will need to hire an experienced New York sex crime attorney. These are some of the most serious charges that a person can face. They are complex and require an attorney to be schooled in a number of different disciplines, including psychology, forensics, DNA, medicine and the special legal principles that pertain to rape and sexual assault cases in New York.

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Sex crimes in New York have specific legal definitions. Consent and Lack of Consent have specific definitions as do many other legal terms. In addition to consent many other variables may affect a sex crime including the physical condition of the alleged victim and whether the victim was intoxicated. The mental capacity of the victim and the age of the victim may also be substantial factors. Even the age of the accused may be a factor.

The evidence in Rape cases may consist of eyewitness testimony, forensic and DNA evidence, medical testimony and statements made by the accused, either to the police or the victim or others. Often, the prosecutor my try to use an “outcry witness” who is the first person that the victim told.

If you are convicted of rape or another type of sexual assault, the results are often devastating. Long jail sentences, long periods of probation, parole or supervised release with very burdensome rules, sex offender registration and even involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital are all real possibilities, if not probabilities. Not to mention, the consequences of a conviction will likely last your entire life. Probation periods are generally doubled in New York for sex offenses with minimum periods of probation for even an “A” misdemeanor sex offense being 6 years and 10 years for a felony sex offense.

Registration as a sex offender can be very burdensome and generally lasts a minimum of 20 years and usually longer. Level 2 and level 3 sex offenders in New York are on the internet with their pictures and crimes making it difficult to find housing and work.

If you have been charged with a sex offense in New York, contact the sex crime attorneys at Tilem & Associates, PC to set up a free consultation.

We Handle all Types of Sex Crime Cases

Our criminal defense attorneys have the dedication, experience, knowledge and track record to represent you against allegations of:

  • Rape / Statutory Rape
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Forcible Touching
  • Criminal Sexual Act
  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Conduct with a Child
  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse
  • Sexually Motivated Felony
  • Predatory Sexual Act

These crimes, as they are defined in New York Penal Law § 130, have specific definitions as noted above. Oftentimes, these definitions differ from their common meaning. For example, rape does not require the use of force. In fact, rape in the third degree, while very serious, is not even considered a violent crime in New York.

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation With a New York Sex Crime Lawyer

Our lawyers have extensive experience in investigating, counseling and defending clients who have been charged or are under investigation for sex crimes. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Tilem has prosecuted sex crimes and has for many years defended those accused of sex crimes. He has the legal knowledge and background in forensics, DNA, and science to help you obtain the very best results in your case.

If you or a loved one has been charged, arrested, questioned or accused of any time of sexual assault in New York, please call us to set up a fast, friendly and free consultation with a sex crime lawyer in New York who can guide you through this difficult time.

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