The Consequences of Being Charged with a Sex Offense in New York

Being accused or arrested for a sexual offense in New York can shatter your life and destroy your family. If you are convicted of a sexual offense in New York, you may be required to register as a sexual offender. Consequently, your name and address may appear on sexual offender sites on the internet. Furthermore, a sex offense conviction will require annual registration at your local police department.

Those convicted of a sex crime in New York may be sentenced to incarceration or probation with very difficult conditions imposed.

Why It’s Important to Get an Experienced New York Sex Offense Lawyer

Once you are accused, it is critical that you get the advice of an experienced New York sex offense lawyer. If New York sex crimes lawyer Jay Schwitzman takes on your case from the very start, he can make arrangements to minimize the embarrassment and pain of being prosecuted for a sex crime. Rather than allowing you to be arrested at home or at work, he can contact the police and try to arrange for you to turn yourself in. He can attempt to have you released on your own recognizance or on considerably reduced bail. In some instances, he can negotiate with prosecutors before charges are filed, convincing them to file less grievous charges than law enforcement requested, or sometimes no charges at all.

When defending a client against a New York sex offense charge, Jay mounts a thorough defense usually supported by a psychological evaluation of the client. Most times, this evaluation shows that the client doesn’t match the sexual profile of the crime he or she is charged with. He will also often enlist the assistance of medical professionals to review health records as well as investigators to interview key witnesses. In certain cases, he is able to uncover a history of dishonesty on the accuser’s part; or evidence that the accuser has a motive to lie.

New York Sex offenses defined by New York penal law include, but are not limited to:

  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Statutory Rape
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Possession, Distribution or Sale of Child Pornography
  • Unlawful Surveillance
  • Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors

Brooklyn Sex Offense Lawyer

Over the past twenty years, Jay has dedicated his legal practice to defending those accused of crimes, including New York sex offenses. He routinely represents defendants in NY State and Federal courts and many clients facing serious sex offense charges put their faith in him.

Jay has developed a unique understanding of how sex crime cases work and an aggressive, thorough approach to defending them. Defending New York sex offense charges is a complex and specialized type of criminal defense. He has the experience, training and resources necessary to win a sex-related case.

A Brooklyn Sex Offense Lawyer Who’s Available 24/7

Jay H. Schwitzman is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Call Now for Consultation 718-797-1000