The state of New York requires that any individual who has been convicted
of a registerable sexual offense on or after January 21st, 1996, and has
completed his or her incarceration or probation, must
register as a sex offender upon his or her return to the community. Even those individuals who were
convicted of sex crimes in other jurisdictions or states are required
to register with the New York State Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders
as soon as they establish residence in New York City or any other location
in New York.
Those sexual offenses that are deemed "registerable" by New York
State Penal Law statutes include sexual misconduct, luring a child, rape,
criminal sexual acts, sodomy, forcible touching, sexual abuse, persistent
or aggravated sexual abuse, sexual conduct against a child, facilitating
a sex offense with a controlled substance, predatory sexual assault, unlawful
imprisonment, kidnapping, patronizing a prostitute, promoting or compelling
prostitution, sex trafficking, disseminating indecent material to minors,
incest, unlawful surveillance and more. The class of the sexual offense,
and the associated penalties vary depending on whether the crime is a
fourth, third, second or first degree offense. All of the above sex crimes
require sex offender registration upon conviction.
A sex crime defense lawyer at our firm will help you, and has full understanding
of the consequences of a conviction in any misdemeanor or felony sex offense.
Even just the accusation you have committed a
sex crime could ruin your professional reputation, destroy your marriage, alienate
you from family and friends, and have a dramatic impact on your life.
If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a sex crime it is
extremely important that you waste no time in contacting our firm and
securing legal representation from our New York City criminal defense
lawyer. Our firm has more than 20 years combined experience practicing
criminal law. We are committed to doing everything possible to protect
the rights of our clients and we are dedicated to helping them aggressively
fight the charges and legal challenges they face. To find out more about us,
contact H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.