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.