Rochester Sexual Assault and Rape Defense Lawyer

Sex Crimes Attorney in Rochester, NY

You cannot allow accusations of rape – sometimes referred to as sexual assault or sexual battery in New York State legislation – to dismantle your wellbeing without any resistance. You need to be willing to stand up for your rights as someone who has been criminally accused of one of the most serious sex crimes in the country. At The Law Offices of Robert King, they can review the claims of both you and the alleged victim, use in-depth investigative strategies, and persuasively argue on your behalf as to why your case should be dismissed or the charges reduced. With nearly a decade of experience and a record of success, you can trust the firm with your future.

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Degrees of Sexual Assault Charges

Rape is defined as compelling or forcing someone else to engage in sexual activities. Despite this clear-cut definition, there are actually varying degrees of sexual assault in the criminal justice system. To better challenge your charges and what is being said about you, understanding the differences between the degrees is key.

  1. First degree: Forced nonconsensual intercourse, or any intercourse with someone under the age of 11.
  2. Second degree: Nonconsensual intercourse with someone with a mental incapacitation or debilitation, or any intercourse with someone under the age of 15.
  3. Third degree: Intercourse of any kind with someone under the age of 17.

Penalties for Rape and Sexual Assault in New York

Sexual assault or battery is always considered a felony in New York State legislation. The specifics of the case will determine what degree of a felony it constitutes. Third degree rape, for example, can penalize you with four years in prison, whereas first degree may be 25 years or more. All convictions will also include a fine to the state and mandatory sex offender registration. The registration is often the most damaging of all penalties, as it can follow you around for the rest of your life. If you have been forced to register as a sex offender in New York, educational institutions and employers all around the country can refuse to work with you based solely on that one conviction.

Rely on a Former Prosecutor for Your Defense

Sexual assault cases are often heavily laden with evidence that is nothing more than hearsay, or your word against the accuser. As a former prosecutor who has seen hundreds of cases to trial, Rochester Sex Crimes Attorney Robert King knows what to expect from your opposition, and how to scrutinize their claims harshly. No one should be put behind bars, heavily fined, or labeled as a social deviant based on questionable statements, and he can fight to ensure you are viewed and treated fairly in the eyes of the court.

Contact the firm today by calling 585.286.5124 and requesting your own free initial consultation.

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