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.

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.

Protecting Your Rights in Sex Crime Cases

When facing allegations of a sex crime, it's crucial to have a strong legal defense team on your side to protect your rights and ensure a fair trial. Our experienced New York sex crime defense lawyers at Hamilton Clarke, LLP have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in state and federal sex crime cases.

We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and the potential impact on your reputation and future. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized and aggressive defense strategies tailored to your specific situation.

Whether you are facing charges related to sexual assault, rape, child pornography, or other sex offenses, we are here to advocate for your rights and work towards the best possible outcome for your case.

Don't face sex crime charges alone. Contact Hamilton Clarke, LLP today to schedule a confidential consultation with our experienced criminal defense attorneys.


NY Sex Crime FAQ 

What are the potential penalties for sex crimes in New York?

Penalties for sex crimes in New York can include fines ranging from $500 up to $30,000, as well as jail or prison terms of varying lengths depending on the severity of the charge.

What is the requirement to register as a sex offender in New York?

In many cases where serious sex crimes have been allegedly committed, the accused may be required to register as a sex offender. Failure to register is a separate crime and can result in additional felony charges.

Why People Choose Hamilton Clarke, LLP

  • 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

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