Queens Sex Crimes Lawyer
Like many other US cities, New York (and areas like Queens) is seeing a dramatic upswing in the number of sex crime incidents. Because of this, District Attorneys are becoming more aggressive in their prosecution of people charged with sex crime such as child pornography (kiddie porn), sexual assault, date rape, statutory rape and other sex crime including sex with a minor.
While most sex crime statistics remain the same, certain types of sex crimes have increased through advances in technology. Child pornography in particular is one such internet sex crime that has seen an explosion due to the advent of easy file sharing over the Internet. The Queens County District Attorneys and the FBI are aware of this and have stepped up their efforts to track down and arrest those who are either in possession of kiddie porn or who are producing it. Using search warrants and sting operations, the FBI has arrested hundreds of individuals, confiscated their computers and started building their case against them.
While all sex crimes are taken seriously, there is a definite sense of urgency within the law enforcement community to track down child pornographers and bring them to justice. If you've been accused of, or arrested for, possessing or distributing child pornography, sexual assault, sodomy, lewd conduct, solicitation, prostitution, spousal rape, statutory rape, forcible touching or any other sex crime, contact our skilled Queens Sex Crime Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC as soon as possible so we can begin to build a defense. People who are convicted of a sex crime may face a very bleak future even after they've paid their debt to society, which makes it important to have an experienced Queens Sex Crime Lawyer on your side.
In New York, the defenses that a lawyer may use to protect their client will vary greatly depending on the particular crime they're charged with and any extenuating circumstances. Just to give an example, a date rape case is generally one where the defendant claims that sex was consensual, while the victim states that it was not. The defense attorney could use DNA evidence as well as character witnesses to try to prove that the victim did consent to sexual intercourse. There have been many cases where a person agreed to have sex, and then had a falling out with their partner only to turn around and accuse them of rape afterward.
Courts in Queens operate the same as they do in any other part of the country, which means that the District Attorney’s office must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury or judge. The defense attorney's job is to create enough doubt in the minds of the jurors so that the defendant is acquitted of the charges.
If you have a pending charge for a sex crime or sex offense, call our qualified New York Sex Crime Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss possible defense strategies with you. Our New York City offices serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City 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. Call us today at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW to schedule your free consultation.