Sex Crimes: Serious Charges With Long-Term Impacts
If you have been charged with sexual assault, solicitation or another sex crime, your future could lie in the balance. Not only are you facing significant penalties if you are found guilty, but your reputation could also be irreparably damaged by your conviction. You need an attorney who will protect your interests in or out of court.
At Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, we have the extensive courtroom experience necessary to defend your rights and your reputation in the wake of these charges. Our New York City and Long Island offices have defended clients against serious charges in both New York state and federal courts, and we will defend you with the skill and compassion that you deserve when you are charged with a crime.
The Consequences Of Sex Offense Charges
Sapone & Petrillo offers you the trial experience and legal skill that you need in your defense when you are facing sex offense charges. We will also offer you compassionate legal guidance no matter what specific charges you face. We have represented people accused of a variety of sex offenses, including:
- Sexual assault, including rape
- Statutory rape
- Prostitution or solicitation
- Child pornography charges
- Internet sex crimes
A guilty verdict for these charges could result in a prison sentence, costly fines and lifetime reporting requirements on sex offender registries. Some of these crimes can also be charged in federal court. Convictions for federal crimes usually have strict sentencing guidelines with serious mandatory minimum jail time and fines. Any criminal conviction for a sex crime can also result in having to register as a sex offender. Any conviction for any sex crime can greatly impact your ability to find housing or to build your career in the future. It is imperative that you work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will work to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your voice is heard.