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Schenectady Sex Crime Attorneys

Fighting Tooth and Nail to Maintain Your Innocence

Sex crimes are arguably one of the worst charges a person can get. Unlike all other crimes, convicted sex offenders must register in their state’s Sex Offender Registry, which is accessible to the general public. As such, your punishment upon conviction stretches far beyond jail time, fines, victim restitution, and counseling. The indirect consequences of a sex crime charge, let alone a conviction, include damage to your livelihood, relationships, and reputation.

Society views sex offenders as some of the worst types of criminals and imposes its own punishments as a result, meaning you could lose your job, housing, loans, college opportunities, and more.

Don’t let this happen to you. If you are accused of a sexual offense, retain the help of our Schenectady sex crime lawyers. With 150+ years of combined legal experience and a track record for successful case verdicts, you can rest assured that we will provide the high-caliber defense you need and deserve. Wait no longer to fight for your freedom by contacting us at (518) 299-0314!

Types of Sex Crimes We Defend

New York recognizes a vast range of sexual offenses. Sex crimes can be committed both online and in-person against adults and minors alike. Our attorneys are prepared to defend against these allegations, fighting for clients charged with crimes including:

  • Sexual misconduct
  • Rape
  • Criminal sexual act
  • Forcible touching
  • Sexual abuse
  • Course of sexual conduct against a child
  • Aggravated sexual abuse
  • Predatory sexual assault (including against child)
  • Child pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Indecent exposure
  • Internet sex crimes

New York Sex Offender Registry

As mentioned above, sex crime convictions are unique and particularly severe because of the state’s Sex Offender Registration (SOR) requirements for Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. Offenders are categorized into 3 levels according to their risk of re-offense, as you can see below:

  • Level 1: Low risk of re-offense
  • Level 2: Medium risk of re-offense
  • Level 3: High risk of re-offense

In New York, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are required to enlist in the Sex Offender Registry. When they do, the following information will be included in their profile and thus, available to the public:

  • Name
  • Photo
  • Date of birth
  • Height/weight
  • Hair/eye color
  • Race
  • Residence address(es)
  • Work address(es)
  • Crime of conviction
  • Vehicle information
  • Conditions of supervision (parole or probation)

This is not a comprehensive list of the information included in the state’s SOR. The New York State Sex Offender Registry intends to provide the public with information on the status and location of sex offenders in NY. For this reason, details about the offender and their convicted crime are easily accessible.

What does this mean for you?

As we discussed before, if you are convicted of a sex crime and register in the SOR, you could lose your job, home, financial aid, college education, professional licenses/certifications, and more. A conviction is ultimately humiliating.

How Do I Defend Against Sex Crime Accusations?

If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, there’s a lot on the line. As you can see from the facts above, it’s not worth waiting around and “seeing what happens” in your case. The time to defend your freedom is right now. Allow our Schenectady sex crime lawyers to do just that.

We are available around the clock to discuss your situation. Reach out to us at (518) 299-0314 today!

The Benefits of Having Our Team in Your Corner

  • Experience

    Collectively, we've been practicing law for over 150 years and have been named among the most experienced law firms in the Capital Region Business Review.

  • Trial Lawyers

    We've had extensive trial experience with all types of personal injury cases, recovering millions for our clients in both settlements and verdicts.

  • Peer Recognition

    Other attorneys come to us for counsel, as we teach numerous seminars and conferences each year.

  • 24/7 Availability

    We are wholly dedicated to our clients' needs, offering availability 24/7 to take care of any legal matters.