Sex Crime Attorney in Queens
Have You Been Accused of a Sex Crime?
Sex crime cases are arguably one of the most serious due to the consequences
that can follow. Not only can a sex crime conviction result in prison
time and fines, you generally have to register as a sex offender and your
reputation may be forever tainted. The Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell
is here to help accused individuals combat the charges and evidence against them.
We believe that everyone deserves a fair case and they need qualified legal
representation to make sure their rights are protected.
Attorney O'Donnell is a
former prosecutor who has taken on many sex crime cases over the past two decades.
Set up your
free consultation today by contacting our firm at (888) 715-1735.
What offenses can result in sex crime charges in New York?
There are several types of allegations that can lead to a sex crime conviction.
We can help defend you if you are facing any of the following charges:
- Sexual Abuse
- Forcible Touching
- Statutory Rape
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Lewd Contact
We can also defend sex crimes involving
domestic violence against a spouse, dating partner or family member.
How To Defend Against a Sex Crime Allegation
Due to the potential consequences of a sex crime case, it is imperative
that you have a hard-hitting Queens criminal defense attorney by your side.
A few of the defenses used in sex crime cases include:
False Allegations - If you are innocent, that is an obvious defense.
Marriage - If the alleged offender is married to the alleged victim, this could
serve as a defense.
Illegally Obtained Evidence - You could have evidence suppressed if the search or seizure were illegal.
Tainted Interviews or Witnesses - If a child or another person suffers from tainted interviews, the conduct
of the interrogation can result in invalid evidence.
Let us help analyze the evidence in your case in order to find the best possible
criminal defense to build on your behalf. One of the most important steps to take after
being accused of a sex crime is to have a criminal defense lawyer investigate
potential motivations of the accuser. All too often, the accuser has an
underlying motivation when claiming that they have been the victim of
a sex crime. For example, if they are in the midst of a child custody
battle, they may claim that the other party committed a sex crime in order
to gain an advantage against the other party in family court.
Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction
New York's Penal Law lists the potential prison sentences of a sex
crime. The penalties and sentences vary according to the severity of the
offense in question along with the existence of prior offenses.
The prison time on the line for a sex crime case could include:
Class A Felony Sex Crime:
Life in prison
Class B Felony Sex Crime: Up to 25 years in prison
Class C Felony Sex Crime: Up to 15 years in prison
Class D Felony Sex Crime: Up to 7 years in prison
Class E Felony Sex Crime: Up to 4 years in prison
Class A Misdemeanor Sex Crime: Up to 1 year in jail
Class B Misdemeanor Sex Crime: Up to 3 months in jail
On top of jail time, you may be ordered fines and sex offender registration
depending on the offense. You need the help of a Queens sex crime lawyer
to make sure the proper steps and acts of defense are made.
Schedule Your Appointment for a Free Consultation!
As a former prosecutor, Attorney O'Donnell has seen countless sex crime
cases unfold both on the prosecution side and on the defense side of the
courtroom. Our legal team has the skill that you need with such a serious
conviction on the line. You can start today by setting up a
free initial consultation with our criminal defense lawyer in Queens.
Contact us at (888) 715-1735 for the aggressive defense that you need.