Sex Crimes

Westchester County Sex Crime Attorney

Fight Back Against Sex Offense Accusations - (914) 840-5104

Top Attorneys The New York Times If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a sex crime (also called sex offense) in New York, you need a lawyer immediately. Our office provides an aggressive criminal defense. Being charged with a sex offense in New York is devastating it threatens a person's reputation, career, family, and freedom. Our sex offense defense lawyers in Westchester County are passionate about criminal defense. We believe that everyone who is accused of a crime must be vigorously defended.

Why Choose Our Sex Crime Defense Lawyers?

  • 65+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Selection for New York Super Lawyers® (Top 5% of Attorneys)
  • Aggressive & Effective Strategy, One-on-One Service
  • Former Prosecutors Fighting for Your Defense

If you learn you are the target of a sex offense investigation call our office immediately, as early intervention is important. Our aggressive approach allows us to prepare our client's defense. We will speak with investigators and prosecutors so we can determine the status of any investigation, alleged victims, witnesses and the amount of potential evidence against an accused. We will argue against an arrest or if an arrest is inevitable we will argue against an arrest for a sex-related offense. The earlier we can get involved the more we can learn about the investigation with the goal of preventing an arrest.

Start your defense with a free consultation: Call (914) 840-5104 today!

No Sex Offense Accusation Is Too Difficult for Us to Challenge

New York sex offenses can be either a misdemeanor or felony. Some of the charges we can fight against include:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Rape
  • Criminal Sexual Act
  • Sodomy
  • Forcible Touching
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Course of sexual conduct against a child
  • Predatory sexual assault
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Patronizing or promoting a prostitute
  • Compelling prostitution
  • Sex trafficking
  • Disseminating indecent material to minors
  • Unlawful surveillance
  • Incest
  • Use of a child in sexual performance
  • Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child

Importantly, these offenses require registration as a sex offender after a conviction.

Registration as a Sex Offender in New York State

If you are convicted of a sex offense the court, after a hearing, will determine the risk level of the offender for committing another sex offense and harm to the community. Level 1 is designated as a low risk, Level 2 is a moderate risk and Level 3 is a high risk. There are also three designations assigned to a sex offender; sexual predator, sexually violent offender or predicate sex offender.

Level 1 requires registration as a sex offender for 20 years and level 3 and 4 requires registration for life. The basic obligations of a registered sex offender include verification of home address every year, providing a current photograph to law enforcement, notification of attendance at any school, providing information regarding internet service providers, screen names and e-mail accounts. However, there are several other requirements including reporting to employers, release of personal information, prohibition from being near children, treatment, disqualifications from certain employment and many others.

The Defense of a Sex Crime

We advise our clients to get past the embarrassment, fear, and outrage of the crime to focus on the best criminal defense.

The criminal defense will focus on some or all of the following:

  • The client interview where we learn the facts and circumstances of the case.
  • Challenging the prosecution's evidence to see if they can actually prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Addressing issues involving the credibility of the prosecution's witnesses.
  • Exploring the defense of entrapment.

Escape from the Nightmare of a Sex Offense Charge - (914) 840-5104

Super Lawyers Stephen J. Riebling
Many sexual offenses are as a result of false accusations from a bitter, jealous or mistaken accuser. Sometimes people are manipulated by friends, family or even professional agencies to make a complaint to the police. In adult situations, consent is always investigated as a potential defense to the charge. All of these circumstances must be explored and pursued by your defense attorney.

As sex offender criminal defense attorneys our goal is to protect your rights by fighting to avoid a sex-related charge, to avoid prison sentences, to avoid sex offender registration, to avoid probation, to suppress evidence and to seek a dismissal of the charges wherever possible.

If you or a loved one needs help with a criminal investigation or sex crime charge, call our office today at (914) 840-5104 and speak with one of our Westchester County criminal defense attorneys.

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  • Experience & Perspective

    65+ years of combined experience, including criminal prosecution

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  • “I have worked with Keith Brown and he always took the time to answer my questions. He always had a plan for me and explained everything clearly.”

    - Jason B.
  • “Both, David Sachs and Andrew Proto demonstrated strong character, punctuality, support and constantly searching for all options to win my both cases, and they made it possible.”

    - Adela L.
  • “David Sachs and the lawyers at Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP are the best criminal lawyers in Westchester County. Each lawyer in the firm are top-rated as I had the opportunity to work with each of the 3 attorneys.”

    - Robert C.

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