Facing Charges of Sexual Abuse?

Get an Attorney for Your Sex Abuse Case in New York City

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Sexual abuse, also known as molestation, is unwanted sexual behavior from one person to another. This is a serious crime in New York City and can result in extensive jail or prison time and other harsh penalties.

If you are facing sexual abuse charges, it is essential that you speak with an experienced New York City criminal attorney from our firm as soon as possible. There are many possible defenses that may be applicable to your case, and a defense attorney will understand the best method of defending you from these charges.

Sexual abuse is classified in three degrees. They are as follows:

  • Third Degree: Subjecting another person to unwanted sexual contact. This is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable with 3 months in jail.
  • Second Degree: Sexual abuse of an individual who is incapable of consent (mentally impaired) or who is under 14 years of age. This is a Class A misdemeanor, and can result in up to one year in jail.
  • First Degree: Sexual abuse against a person who is less than 11 years old, or who is unable to consent due to disabilities. This is a Class D felony, punishable with 7 years in state prison.

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Looking for an attorney for a sex abuse case in NYC? When facing such serious charges, it is essential that you have the aggressive legal aid of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you are convicted of any level of sexual abuse, you may be punished with sex offender registration, which can make it impossible for you to get a job, see your children, or even live in certain areas (near schools or parks). In addition to the jail time, monetary fines, probation, and sex offender registration, this can be damaging to your name and reputation.

Hiring an experienced lawyer from H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., is the way to get an aggressive defense against these charges. Our attorneys have handled numerous sex abuse cases over the years, and we will know how to fight back against your sex abuse charges, or any other sex offenses, such as prostitution or rape.