Sex Crimes

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.

Accused of a sex crime? Call us immediately at (646) 603-0522 to schedule a confidential consultation about your case. You can also message us through our online contact form.

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
  • Prostitution/solicitation

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.

Recent Testimonials

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • Lance has been instrumental in ensuring that we achieved our goals and did not make any missteps.

    “Lance's powerful experiences, expertise, relatability, patience, and genuine presence make him incredibly effective.”

    - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Phil made me feel entirely safe, taken care of, and completely un-judged.

    “Phil's experience in the field is so evident - from his amazing ability to mitigate stressful situations to his always A+ elegant appearance.”

    - Former Client
  • I commend Mr. Clarke for consistently raising the bar.

    “Mr. Clarke is the kind of attorney that strengthens the relationship between the prosecution and the defense bar.”

    - Federal Prosecutor
  • Thanks to Phil, I can hold my head high, and continue with my life in freedom.

    “Phillip Hamilton saved my life. He represented me in a highly publicized national case. I was vilified by the media. I was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors.”

    - Former Client
  • A trusted friend recommended that I call Lance Clarke after my arrest.

    “As soon as I entered the courtroom, I could tell that Mr. Clarke was highly respected by the prosecution and courtroom staff alike. I knew then that he was the right pick.”

    - Former Client

Recent Results

Dedicated to the Success of Our Clients

  • Burglary Acquittal After Jury Trial
  • Violation of NY Rent Stabilization Law Six-Figure Settlement
  • Contested Matrimonial Action $250,000 Settlement Award
  • International Money Laundering and Smuggling Non-Jail Sentence
  • Grand Larceny and Insurance Fraud Dismissal of Charges
  • Dismissal of Immigration Removal Proceedings Dismissal of Immigration Removal Proceedings
  • Over $50,000 Stolen in Corporate Revenue Dismissal of Charges
  • Rape Dismissal of Charges
  • Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide Acquittal After Jury Trial
  • 20 Kilograms of Heroin and Over $500,000 in Cash Negotiated a Favorable Outcome

Why Choose Hamilton Clarke, LLP?

We Protect the Rights of Our Clients
  • State & Federal Cases

    We Handle Both State & Federal Cases and Are Not Afraid to Take a Case to Trial

  • Five Decades of Experience

    Our High-Level Trial Attorneys Bring Over 50 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Proven Track Record

    We Have Successfully Handled Over 10,000 Cases

  • Available 24/7

    Being Accessible to Meet Our Clients' Needs is Important to Us

  • Our Firm Cares

    Focused on Building Personalized Relationship with Every Client

Experience Where It Counts

Over 25 Years of Experience and Thousands of Cases Handled