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Poughkeepsie Sex Crime Attorneys

If you have been accused of a sex crime, contact us immediately. Let our highly qualified and compassionate lawyer begin fighting for your future today. Schedule a free case consultation to discuss how our dedicated legal team can help you fight these sex charges and get through this distressing time in your life.

Accused of Sexual Offense?

Any criminal accusations of any kind, especially a sex offense, can have a serious impact on your personal and professional life. The penalties are severe and often include a classification as a sex offender if convicted. Registration as a sex offender in New York State is required for a minimum of twenty years and potentially for life. This can restrict a person’s ability to find a residence and obtain a job.

Sexual Assault Attorneys

Contact our sexual assault attorneys if you have been accused of a sex crime in the Hudson Valley. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights. At McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC, our Dutchess County sex crime defense lawyers have the necessary knowledge and experience to represent your sex crime case. Each person’s situation is unique. We specifically tailor our defense strategies to best address the prosecution’s claims in your case. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with our sex crimes attorney by calling 845-209-1355.

What Are the Penalties for Rape Charges?

New York State defines rape generally as “Non-consensual sexual intercourse committed against the victim”. Sex crimes in the state of New York are handled very seriously. If convicted of rape, you can face a number of severe legal consequences that may negatively affect the remainder of your life.

Some possible penalties of being convicted of rape include:

  • Jail time ranging from 5-25 years
  • Registration as a sex offender
  • Mandatory electronic monitoring
  • The loss of certain rights and privileges.

An experience sex crimes defense attorney can help you counter the allegations that have been made against you. This could potentially mean the difference between incarceration and freedom. Contact the criminal defense attorneys at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC today for a free consultation.


Statutory Rape


Statutory rape is a legal term referring to sexual conduct between an adult and an individual younger than the legal age of consent. Conceptually, statutory rape laws are meant to protect minors who lack proper judgment from being mistreated by older individuals. Therefore, even if the minor engaged in the sexual conduct consensually, the older individual can still be charged with statutory rape.

In the state of New York, the legal age of consent is 17. However, depending on the age of the adult involved, the sex crime charges and criminal penalties may differ.

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