Staten Island Sex Crimes Lawyer
Staten Island, like many places in America, is seeing a rise in the number of sex crimes being committed. Because of the increase in sex crime cases, New York DAs are working harder than ever to prosecute the accused and ensure that they receive the maximum penalty under the law.
This upswing in the number of sex crimes has gotten the attention of the Feds, who are now involved in various investigations along with local authorities to stop these sex crime from taking place. Perhaps the most aggressive investigations going on today are in the area of child pornography or kiddie porn. This is one particular sex crime that has seen an explosion in occurrences mainly due to technology which makes it easier for people to share files anonymously. Through the use of federal search warrants and wire taps, the FBI has taken into custody hundreds of people suspected of possessing or distributing child pornography. Once these arrests are made, the investigators can seize computers, cell phones, hard drives and any other media storage devices to help build their case.
Being convicted of a sex crime is very serious because most sex crimes are a felony, which may require jail time. If you've been accused of sexual assault, sodomy, child pornography possession, lewd conduct, sexual abuse, sex with a minor (statutory rape), or any other sex crime, our dedicated Staten Island Sex Crime Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates, PLLC will aggressively defend you and advise you how to protect your legal rights.
A defense attorney in Staten Island may use any number of defense strategies to protect their clients, and the charge will dictate which one your attorney may use. In every criminal case, the District Attorney has the burden of proof, which means that he must convince a jury that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Looking at a date rape charge, the victim alleges that sexual intercourse happened without consent. There are many cases where a person engaged in some type of consensual sex, felt remorse, and falsely accused their partner of a sex crime, like rape. A good Staten Island Sex Crime Lawyer will be able to create enough reasonable doubt so that the accused isn't convicted.
If you have are facing charges of a sex crime or sex offense, contact our experienced New York Sex Crime Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We can create a defense strategy that makes sense for 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 800.696.9529 to schedule your free consultation.