NYC Sex Crimes Lawyer
NYC, like many parts of the country, is seeing a startling rise in its sex crime rate. This has caused great alarm within the law enforcement community as well as the general public, so much so that New York District Attorneys are doubling their efforts to bring these sex criminals to justice through aggressive investigations and prosecutions.
Perhaps one of the more disturbing kinds of sex crime on the rise is the crime of child pornography or kiddie porn. The tremendous leaps in recent technology have allowed people to easily make, share and distribute pornographic movies and photographs that feature children. The problem has reached epidemic proportions and now the FBI is working alongside local authorities to track down and prosecute people suspected of being involved in the kiddie porn industry. To date, the FBI has made numerous arrests by employing stings, surveillance and warrants to seize computers.
Sex crime charges may have numerous consequences for those who are accused. Due to public opinion, being charged with a sex crime may cause the same damage to the accused as if they were convicted. Contact our experienced NYC Criminal Lawyer team as soon as possible if you are facing sex crimes accusations. If you've been accused of, or charged with, possession of child pornography, lewd behavior, indecent exposure, prostitution, sexual abuse, sodomy, rape, sexual assault, date rape, statutory rape, forcible touching, or any other sex crime, our dedicated NYC Sex Crimes Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is available for a free consultation. Our skilled team has years of experience and knowledge in defending people accused of various felony sex crimes, and we can discuss possible defense strategies with you.
In the American judicial system, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. That means that the burden of proof lies with the prosecution. Take the sex crime of date rape. The prosecutor must prove to the jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that non-consensual sexual intercourse took place. If there is no physical evidence, such as DNA, the case usually becomes one of one person's word versus the other’s. A skilled NYC Sex Crime Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC may be able to use various legal strategies to raise doubt in the mind of the judge or jurors. In many cases, this doubt could be enough to have the accused acquitted of the charges.
Using the date rape example, there are numerous cases in which someone was accused of rape after their partner became remorseful about having sex. It's not always as simple as it seems on the surface, which is why having a good NYC Sex Crime Lawyer is so important if you've been charged.
If you have a pending sex offense charge, call our highly qualified New York Sex Crime Lawyer firm at Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss possible defense strategies that make sense for you. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Westchester County. Our Long Island offices support our clients in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Call us today at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation.