New York Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
Experienced State & Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving New York City
Sex offense charges can be brought against you at both the state and federal level. These are serious charges that can have a major and long-lasting effect on your life and that that can stain your reputation long before a verdict has been reached. Unfortunately, sex offenses carry a social stigma that can be detrimental to your career, your personal relationships, and your entire future. This is epitomized by the requirement to register as a sex offender in many cases where serious crimes have been allegedly committed, a requirement that is often seen as worse than any other penalties.
Being accused of a sex crime can be one of the worst legal matters anyone can face. Unfortunately, these accusations are made all too often. They are often false, misleading, or exaggerated and based on an attempt to malign the accused. It is vital that you have a defender on your side as early as possible in any accusation of this nature. At Hamilton Clarke, LLP, our legal team is prepared to apply all of our combined 50years of legal experience to your case, from initial investigation to discovery to trial preparation and representation in court. Our practice is based on a dedication to legal excellence and to giving every client the 100 percent effort they deserve.
Sex Crime Cases We Handle
We handle all sex crime accusations and charges for clients in all New York City boroughs, such as:
- Sexual misconduct
- Sexual abuse
- Forcible touching
- Rape, including statutory rape and date rape
- Sexual contact with a minor
- Internet sex crimes
- Indecent exposure
The basis of serious sex crimes is that they have been committed against the other party’s will or consent. The majority of these require you to register as a sex offender if convicted. Many times, this registration is required for life. In New York, failure to register is a separate crime itself, charged as a Class E felony in a first offense and as a Class D felony in subsequent offenses. Our New York sex offenses attorneys will work diligently on your behalf in an effort to keep you off the registry.
Penalties for the above crimes can include fines ranging from $500 up to $30,000 as well as three months up to a year in jail or prison terms of four, seven, 15, and 35 years or life in prison. The penalties you will face will depend on what level of misdemeanor or felony charge is involved.
Title IX Hearings
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that was enacted to protect students and employees from discrimination on the basis of sex at educational facilities that are federally funded. This includes schools, colleges, and universities. Under Title IX, sexual harassment and any type of sexual violence involving students, faculty, or staff is prohibited. Schools and institutions can be held legally liable in cases where known violations occur without consequence.
Hamilton Clarke, LLP represents students and educational employees in Title IX complaints and hearings. These may have been filed with the Office for Civil Rights or may be filed as a private Title IX lawsuit. Violations of Title IX can occur to both men and women. We are here to advise and counsel you on this matter, to represent you at hearings or in court and to work diligently to ensure that such violations are met with a full application of the law.
Ready to discuss your case? Reach out to us at (646) 603-0522 for the legal guidance you need today.