Manhattan Sex Crimes Lawyer
Recent data reveals that sex crime are on the rise here in Manhattan as well as in many other cities around the country. Because of this, New York District Attorneys are becoming more aggressive in their investigation and prosecution of these cases. Working with federal law enforcement, the local DAs are working hard to stamp out sex crime, particularly crimes like child pornography, date rape, spousal rape, forcible touching, child molestation, prostitution, solicitation, and sodomy.
The news stories about people being arrested for engaging in child pornography are coming at a much faster rate due to the FBI stepping up its search for people who commit this type of sex crime. The FBI has arrested hundreds of people suspected of sex offenses against children, and many of those people are charged with possessing or manufacturing child pornography as well.
Sex crime are taken much more seriously today than in years past, and if you ever find yourself arrested for, statutory rape, kiddie porn, date rape, sodomy, sexual battery, assault or any other sex crime, you're going to need an experienced Manhattan Sex Crime Lawyer working to defend you. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our Manhattan Sex Crime Lawyer team knows how damaging a sex crime conviction can be to a person's future, which is why we want to work aggressively to assist you in defending and protecting your legal rights.
There are a number of possible defenses for sex crimes, and the one your attorney will use may be largely determined on what type of sex crime you've been charged with, and what the circumstances are. For example, if you've been charged with date rape, your Manhattan Sex Crime Lawyer may seek to prove that the sex was consensual. Our skilled attorneys at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC have seen numerous cases in which someone who engaged in consensual sex later felt guilty about it and then falsely accused their partner of rape.
Manhattan courts are like any other court in the country in that the District Attorney has the burden of proof. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of the crime, and if your defense attorney can raise enough doubt as to a person's guilt, the accused stands a much greater chance of beating a conviction.
If you have a pending charge for a sex crime or sex offense, our qualified New York Sex Crime Lawyer would like to advise you how to protect your legal rights. Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens, as well as Westchester County. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County.