Nassau County Sex Crimes Lawyer
One of the more disturbing trends in the United States is the increase in the number of sex crime being committed, and Nassau County (like the rest of the country) is no exception.
The sheer number of sex crimes taking place has caused the New York District Attorneys to step up their efforts to investigate and prosecute people accused of these crimes. One of the more alarming statistics shows that the crime of child pornography is on the rise, thanks in large part to inexpensive digital media and the easy sharing of files via the Internet. The problem has gotten so bad that the FBI is now aggressively pursuing people suspected of making kiddie porn, and are working closely with local law enforcement authorities to bring these criminals to justice. By using undercover tactics and search warrants, these federal agents have arrested a significant number of people thought to be in the child porn industry.
While all sex crime cases are terrible, the crime of making and sharing child pornography has a greater social stigma attached to it than other criminal offenses. Whether you've been accused of date rape, sexual abuse, lewd conduct, forcible touching, spousal rape, prostitution, sodomy, sex with a minor, possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, internet sex crime or any other sex crime, it's important to keep in mind that our experienced Nassau County Sex Crimes Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC has the knowledge and experience to defend you through this trying time.
There are a number of possible defense strategies that a defense lawyer or a Nassau County Sex Crime lawyer can use to assist their clients, and they all depend on what the charge is and whether it's a felony or misdemeanor. Take a typical sex crime case of sodomy or date rape. In all United States courts, the prosecuting attorney is the one who has the burden of proof, meaning they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that sexual intercourse did occur, and that it was non-consensual. These sex crime cases are often a matter of “he said versus she said” with very little physical evidence to go on. A good Nassau County Sex Crime Lawyer should be able to create enough doubt in the minds of the judge or jury that the client is acquitted of any wrongdoing.
Additionally, a person may unwittingly download something from the web that turns out to be child pornography. In an effort to capture real criminals, the FBI may often be overzealous, and may wrongly accuse people. The DA will likely have to prove intent in these cases, and a good defense attorney may be able to show that the client did not intend to seek out nor obtain any illegal files.
Whether you have been charged with possession of child pornography, sex abuse, rape, sodomy, forcible touching, sexual assault or date rape, our experienced New York Sex Crime Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC can advise you. Contact us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens, as well as Westchester County.