Sex Crimes

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) 379-2222.

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Rape Charges

Rape

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.

Date Rape

Sexual Abuse or Aggravated Sexual Abuse

 

 

 

Child Sex Crimes

Child Molestation

Child molestation is any form of sexual conduct committed towards a child by an adult. From the very get go, an individual accused of child molestation faces a tremendous bias in the court system. The allegation alone is typically enough to cause lasting damage to an individual’s personal and professional reputation. This remains true even if an individual is later exonerated.

Those accused of child molestation typically face charges of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child or Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, which carry lengthy state prison sentences, including the potential for a life sentence depending on the circumstances, and registration as a sex offender.

These can have devastating consequences for an individual’s personal and professional reputation. To do everything you can

To fight these penalties and protect your reputation, contact McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and speak with a child molestation defense attorney today.

Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child

A person is guilty of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree when, over a period of time not less than three months in duration:

(a) he or she engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct, which includes at least one act of sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct or aggravated sexual contact, with a child less than eleven years old; or

(b) he or she, being eighteen years old or more, engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct, which include at least one act of sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct or aggravated sexual contact, with a child less than thirteen years old.

A person may not be subsequently prosecuted for any other sexual offense involving the same victim unless the other charged offense occurred outside the time period charged under this section.

If convicted of Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, your criminal record with reflect a class B felony.

Promoting a Sexual Performance of a Child

 

 

 

Dissemination of Indecent Material to a Minor

 

 

 

Predatory Sexual Assault

 

 

 

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

 

 

 

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Other Sex Crimes

Criminal Sexual Act

A person who is facing a Criminal Sexual Act charge (1st degree) is one who engaged in oral or anal sexual conduct with another person and in the following ways:

  1. By forcible compulsion; or
  2. Victim is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless; or
  3. Victim is less than eleven years old; or
  4. Victim is less than thirteen years old and the actor is eighteen years old or more.

If convicted, your criminal record with reflect a class B felony.

Internet Sex Crimes

Internet sex crimes are becoming more prevalent in the United States because of greater access to technology through both cell phones and computers. For this reason, law enforcement officials are cracking down on sex crimes offenders. This can lead to harsh penalties involving jail time and even registration as a sex offender.

If you are accused of internet sex crimes, there are serious legal consequences which often damage your personal relationships and professional reputation.

Internet sex crimes include a range of inappropriate behaviors using the world wide web. Some of the most commonly reported internet sex crimes include:

  • Promoting a Sexual Performance of a Child
  • Possession of a Sexual Performance of a Child
  • Dissemination of Indecent Material to a Minor

If you are currently facing charges for internet sex crimes, we can help you protect your rights so that you are treated with the fairness and respect you deserve. Contact the experienced sex crimes attorneys at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC today.

Human Trafficking

 

 

 

Forcible Touching

False Imprisonment

 

 

 

Lewdness

 

 

 

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