According to New York Code §130.05, one may be charged with a sex crime if they force sex upon an individual who is incapable of consent when they are “(a) less than seventeen years old; or (b) mentally disabled; or (c) mentally incapacitated; or (d) physically helpless.”
Types of Sex Crimes According to NY Law
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual misconduct
- Statutory rape
Possible Consequences of Sex Crimes in NY
Being convicted of a sex crime is a serious social stigma as it marks the character of a person for life. The convict will be subjected to negative reactions from society and family, and will face jail time and sometimes civil suit to recover damages for injury, mental pain and suffering. Not only this, the person’s name, address, birth date, race, sex, address and much more will be collected and publicized. As a result, the convicted person is limited in the kinds of jobs they can hold and where they can live.
Contact our Sex Crime Defense Lawyer, Spring Valley, NY
If you are charged or investigated for a sex crime, then it is in your best interest to seek a skilled and experienced sex crime defense lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein for help. Call us today at 845-459-0002 or 800-579-1605 for a consultation with our Spring Valley, NY sex crime defense lawyers.