Stephen BilkisHead of Law Office
If you are facing a sex crime charge, with Stephen Bilkis and the team at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, you will receive the vigorous legal representation you need. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Bilkis understands that facing a charge of rape, criminal sexual assault, or any other sex crime, is overwhelming. Even if the charge is a misdemeanor, a sex crime conviction will have a permanent, negative impact on your future. Thus, it is imperative that individuals charged with sex crimes in New York are represented by an attorney who understands the criminal legal process and who can build an effective defense. As a New York sex crimes lawyer, Stephen Bilkis has the experience, skill, and knowledge to develop a strategy to aggressively defend sex crimes charges. He understands that each case is different and he will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you based on the specific circumstances of your case.
Stephen Bilkis graduated in 1997 from Touro Law School in New York, and was admitted to the New York bar the same year. Soon after Mr. Bilkis formed the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, serving clients in Nassau County, Manhattan, Suffolk County, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and Westchester County. In over twenty years of practice, Stephen Bilkis has skillfully represented hundreds of clients accused of crimes, earning a reputation for his investigatory skills, being extraordinarily prepared, and vigorously defending his clients. As a result, he has an exceptional record, achieving positive results for his clients both pretrial and after trial.
Mr. Bilkis and his team have the skill and resources to defend clients who have been charged with sex crimes such as rape and sexual misconduct. As with other crimes, conviction for sex crime is likely to mean prison, fines, fees, and a permanent criminal record. However, those convicted of sex crimes are also burdened with having to register as a sex offender for years. This makes it even more difficult to find a job, housing, and move forward even after fully serving one’s sentence. Understanding what is at stake, Mr. Bilkis and his team will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights and ensure you are treated fairly throughout the process.
Mr. Bilkis and his team of experts will investigate all aspects of the case. He will aggressively challenge the credibility of witnesses, analyze forensic evidence, and conduct independent evaluation of DNA evidence. He will not only review the actual evidence, he will also review the procedures used by law enforcement to collect, secure, and process the evidence. Because Mr. Bilkis understands such procedures and the rules of evidence, he is able to identify irregularities and will challenge them. As a result, Mr. Bilkis is often able to get evidence thrown out, get charges reduced, and get charges dismissed before ever going to trial. Mr. Bilkis has the experience to represent clients charged with a range of sex crimes including rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual act, forcible touching, persistent sexual abuse, sexual abuse, and aggravated sexual abuse.
The consequence of a sex crime conviction is life-changing. In addition to facing prison, fines, and fees, you will be required to register as a sex offender for years, and you will have a criminal record. It will be tough to get a job, rent an apartment, or obtain professional licensing. Mr. Bilkis and the staff of the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates will work hard to get the best possible outcome on your case.
Stephen Bilkis has been widely praised by clients and peers for his work. In fact, because of his work, Mr. Bilkis has been a legal commentator on CNN, ABC New York, and CNBC, and in print media such as Newsday, the New York Times, and New York Post. Stephen Bilkis has been a member of numerous bar associations and organizations including New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, AARP Legal Services Network, American Prepaid Legal Institute, and New York State Bar Association.