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Brooklyn Sex Crime Lawyers

In Brooklyn, New York, and throughout the nation, sex crimes and those who commit them are generally regarded as hateful and contemptible. A sex crime is charged when a person does not give consent to a sexual act. Rape is the sex crime that is familiar to most people. However, there are other charges as well. Such a charge may indicate
forcible touching, any sexual activity against a child who is younger than 11 years old, genital mutilation of a female, incest, anal or oral sex with someone who is physically helpless, and using a controlled substance in order to facilitate sexual activity.

Sex Crime Charges

Because the law regards sex crimes as so serious, most of them are listed as felonies. The felony charge of rape, for instance, is listed in three degrees in Section 130 of the New York penal code. The charges depend on circumstances such as the use of force or action against a child. Any of the three charges can result in a prison sentence as long as 25 years.

According to the New York Penal Code, some sex offenses are listed as misdemeanors, including forcible touching, second degree sexual abuse, and third degree sexual abuse. The penalty is a year or less in a local jail.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
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17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
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01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

Sex Crime Charges and Convictions

Anyone who is charged with a sex crime will be arrested and taken into custody, where he or she will remain until arraignment. That means a hearing before a judge where the crime will be charged. The suspect will also learn if he or she will be released to return to court at a stated date.

A sex crime conviction may mean lengthy time in prison or a short time
in jail. In either case it means that you now have a criminal record and you may wind up on the sex offender registry. Anyone convicted of a level 2 or 3 sex crime (moderate to high risk of repeated offenses) or an attempt to commit a sex crime in New York is required to sign with the New York State Sex Offense Registry. Anyone can search the registry, and anyone can sign up to be notified if a convicted sex offender moves into or out of the neighborhood.

Anyone who is put in the registry will remain there for at least 20 years. If you move out of New York State, you must inform the New York Department of Criminal Justice Services. If you stay in New York, you must report to the local police every three years to have your photo taken. Not following these and other possible rules may put you in jail or prison for a Class D felony.

In some cases, a first-degree sexual offender may receive probation instead of jail. Although this is a lighter sentence, there are still rules to follow. These might include having a job, taking random drug testing, not leaving the state without permission, and checking with a probation officer.

Fighting the Charges

A sex crime charger is frightening and can be life changing. In addition, in some cases, it may be false. Innocent people as well as the guilty are sometimes charged with a sex crime. The charge itself is complex and can permanently change your life. If you are charged with any sex crime, contact criminalattorneys.com. To fight such a charge, you need the long-time experience of a law firm that knows how to work in your behalf.

Don’t let a sex offense charge ruin your life. Contact criminalattorneys.com today. We have the experience, we know the law, and we can help.

New York Penal code 130.52: Forcible Touching

As its name implies, forcible touching is a rather serious accusation to levy against a person. It is considered to be a sex crime, event though it is not labeled as a felony. Because of its sexual nature, jail sentence of up to a year is possible if convicted, which speaks to the importance of you retaining a NYC criminal lawyer as soon s you are accused. The charge alone can do damage to your reputation, so it is important to handle the situation as quickly as possible. NYC criminal lawyers are well equipped to analyze your case and mount the best possible defense that will get your name cleared before lasting harm is done if possible.

An Explanation of New York penal code 130.52

Forcible touching typically involves the accused touching parts of the body of the victim with express permission to do so. Many people refer to this as groping, and it most commonly takes place in a public place that is rather crowded. Common examples include bars and public transportation networks. Often time, the victim is viewed as being defenseless because the accused is more powerful and there is nowhere else to turn since the area is so crowded. If that is the case, the forcible designation is often added to the charge when a police officer cites the accused.

Since sexual penetration is not believed to have occurred, forcible touching is most often viewed as a misdemeanor charge. This does not minimize the fact that it is a sex crime, however, so any such charge should not be taken lightly. You will want to contact a NYC criminal attorney right away in order to begin your defense. For the charge to be issued in the first place, the police must determine that the accused purposefully and forcibly touched an intimate part of another person. This most commonly is taken to mean that either the vagina, penis, breasts, or buttocks region were touched. The other person can be clothed when the touching occurs. Touching is further defined as either squeezing, grabbing, or pinching.

Possible Defenses for Forcible Touching

There are many possible defenses that nyc criminal attorneys will consider for a charge of forcible touching. Each defense will depend on the particular circumstances surrounding the episode. This begins with a consideration of consent. If order to a person to be charged with forcible touching, there much be a lack of consent involved. That might be called into question if you believe that you did have the consent for the touching to take place. It is up to the prosecutor to proved that you lack necessary consent.

There also the issue of intent to consider. You might have accidentally touched another person in his or her intimate areas. Beyond that, if the area is crowded it is very possible that you were forced into another person by the simple movement of the crowd. If so, you might have been unaware that the touching was even taking place. There is also the statute of limitations to consider. The limitations on a charge of forcible touching is two years. Beyond that time, a charge cannot be levied unless the victim was under the age of 18 at the time of the crime.

You do not want to have a sex related crime on your record, regardless of whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor. Contact a criminal attorney in your right away if you been accused of such a crime. You need to protect your rights and restore your good name.

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