New York Sexual Assault Attorney
Capably Defending Clients from Charges of Sex Crimes
Sexual assault, or sexual abuse, refers to a wide variety of crimes which
involve sexual contact. According to the New York penal code, sexual abuse
involves subjecting another person to sexual contact without his or her
consent, and such sexual touching is defined as touching another person’s
sexual or intimate body parts without consent.
Charges of sexual assault can carry severe penalties, not to mention throw
your reputation in a questionable light. In order to effectively defend
yourself from these charges, you need the help of a skilled New York
criminal defense lawyer. At
Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., we are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome on behalf of
our clients. This means we work with our clients, guiding them through
their circumstances and preparing them for every step of case proceedings
so that they can make an informed decision about their futures.
Fight to clear your name with our New York sexual assault attorneys. Call
(646) 681-5997 for a
free case evaluation with Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. today!
Rape & Other Forms of Sexual Assault
In New York rape is defined as causing someone to engage in sexual intercourse
against his or her will. Cases in which the victim is mentally incapacitated
at the time of the sexual act, such as when the victim is too drunk to
give consent or is unconscious, may also be classified as rape. Finally,
when the victim is under the age of consent, sex with such a minor may
be classified as statutory rape.
- Rape is further broken down into degrees:
Rape in the First Degree: Forced non-consensual sexual intercourse or an adult having sex with a
minor under the age of 11 constitutes this degree of rape.
Rape in the Second Degree: Sexual intercourse with a person who is incapacitated or has a mental
disability which causes him or her to be unable to consent. Also covers
an adult having sex with someone under 15.
Rape in the Third Degree: Sexual intercourse with a person who incapable of consent by reason of
some factor other than being less than seventeen years old. Also covers
and adult having sex with someone under 17.
Although rape is the most commonly thought-of form of sexual assault, sexual
assault can take many forms. Any type of sexual assault is heavily prosecuted
in the state of New York and subject to severe penalties.
- New York also recognizes other kinds of sexual assault including:
- Sexual abuse and aggravated sexual abuse
- Female genital mutilation
- Forcible touching
- Sexual misconduct
- Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance
Penalties for sexual assault related crimes can range from probation to
decades in prison.
Our New York Criminal Defense Lawyers Protect Your Rights!
If you have been charged with a sexually motivated crime you need
criminal defense attorneys on your side in order to give you the best possible defense. With over
75 years of combined experience,
our firm can capably guide you through your circumstances and provide you with
the representation you need to achieve a successful outcome.
Begin a free case evaluation by calling (646) 681-5997!