Sex Offenses

Sex Offenses in New York State are considered serious criminal charges and can result in long prison terms. You may be required to register as a sex offender if you are convicted of certain sex offenses. The District Attorneys in most cities in New York have special squads to handle sex offenses. If you are charged with any sex offense you need an attorney who has experience in handling such difficult cases which are easy to charge and difficult to disprove. It is important that your attorney has the ability to investigate the charges, examine the scientific evidence, and explore possible defenses or even establish an alibi to prove your innocence.

Our lead attorney, John J. Carney Esq. has been handling sex offense cases for almost 30 years and has experience dealing with serious and high profile cases. If you are charged with Rape, Sexual Misconduct, Criminal Act, or Sexual Abuse your career, freedom, and reputation will be threatened if you are convicted of a serious sex offense like Rape you could be sentenced to 10-25 years in prison. As a convicted sex offender you will find it almost impossible to find a job, apartment, or educational opportunity. This is why you should retain an attorney who specializes in criminal defense and who handles serious cases like this on a regular basis.

Our lawyers are former prosecutors and veteran trial lawyers who have the knowledge and experience to get you the best possible results under the circumstances of your case. Sometimes you will want to negotiate a favorable plea and sometimes it is better to take the matter to trial, but either way you will need a law firm that is committed to offering the best possible defense and representation in order to make sure that you get the best possible results that are possible.


If you engage in sexual intercourse with a person less than 17 years old it is considered statutory rape regardless of whether the victim consented or not as they are incapable of consenting until they are 17 years of age. It does not matter if you are unaware of the person's age or were told that they were older than they actually are. This is considered Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony. If you use forcible compulsion or the victim is physically helpless or under 11 years of age it is Rape in the First Degree, a class B violent felony.

You could be sentenced to 25 year in prison for such serious sex offenses so it is crucial to have an attorney who can prove that the victim consented or that you are not the person that committed the crime. There are several defenses to rape that can be explored and it is often possible to obtain an acquittal at trial by using scientific evidence, a proper investigation, and to show that the victim's version of the events is not plausible. It is not uncommon to be falsely accused of rape by a former partner who has a reason to seek revenge for some perceived wrong. It is also common to be misidentified as the perpetrator of a sex offense simply because you look like the person that committed the crime.

Sexual Abuse

A person is guilty of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree when her or she subjects another person to sexual contact without their consent. The charges become much more serious if the victim is less than 14 years old or if the person uses forcible compulsion. If the person is less than 11 years old it is Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony. Inserting a finger or foreign object into the vagina, urethra, penis, rectum or anus causing physical injury is Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class B felony. Most of these crimes carry long and often mandatory prison terms and will require that person to register as a sex offender. It is important to explore every possible way to avoid a felony sex offense conviction or to develop a successful defense at trial. These cases require extensive knowledge of the scientific, forensic, medical, and legal issues that come for decades of experience in handling such serious sex offenses.

Child Porn

One of the most serious sex offenses involves having images of children in sexual situations, nudity, torture, or bondage. Many of these cases are charges under federal law and carry a mandatory 10 year prison term per image. If you have many photos, images, videos, or files on your computer or in your home you could face life in prison. The average negotiated plea in federal court for a child porn case is 36-46 months and the judge will usually be forced to follow the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which mandate the sentences for any crime based on the nature of the offense and the prior criminal record of the defendant.

Our lead attorney, John J. Carney Esq. has handled many child porn cases and negotiated favorable dispositions on a number of occasions. It is often possible to show that the computer was used by several persons and that anyone could have downloaded the images to the computer or engaged in file-sharing. It is also possible to show that the defendant was not aware that the computer contained such images and that he is therefore not guilty of any crime. This is a very complex and specialized area of law which requires an attorney who has handles such cases for many years.

Contact Our New York Sex Defense Attorneys for a Free Consultation

Our lawyers are very experienced in federal court cases involving child pornography, prostitution (The Mann Act transporting prostitutes across state lines), and the distribution and sale of child pornography. We offer reasonable fees for such federal sex offenses and are available in all of the districts in federal court in New York State.

We are available 24/7 in any city in New York. We offer reasonable rate and affordable payment plans. Contact our sex defense attorneys online or call 855-237-1931 for a free consultation now.

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