Suffolk County Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
There is no area of the law today that is more frought with danger and complexity than the area
of sex crimes. Sex crimes run the gamut from misdemeanors, to felonies, and to capital offenses.
The prosecution of these cases is being done very aggressively and the potential punishments for
these crimes is enormous.
On top of all of this is the sex crimes registry and the life long impact this will have on each
defendant who is convicted of a sex crime.
The lawyers at Naiburg, Obedin and Weissman are extremely knowlegeable, experienced and
compassionate in how we handle these cases and the people who are accused of committing sex crimes
in Suffolk County. We will work with you closely to defend you and protect your rights.
Call for legal help today (631) 979-7777
Sex Crime Registry
Individuals who are charged with sex crimes will need to register as a sex offender for the rest
of their lives. This label will be attached to your name even after you serve your time and
complete any other penalties. This type of label can hurt your professional career as well as your
personal life. It will also place limits on where you can travel and also where you can live. In
order to avoid this serious mark on your record, it is best to hire sex crimes defense lawyers to
defend any charges that you face.
In addition, all states in the country require those charged with a crime to register with their
local police station. This information is included on a national sex registry. The length of time
that a person needs to be included on this registry varies based on the level of the crime.
Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers - Understanding this Charge
A sex crime is a serious charge against an individual and carries severe penalties. If you are
charged with this type of offense the first thing you should do is find and hire sex crime defense
lawyers who can defend you against these charges. The penalty for a sex crime varies based on the
type of charges, the circumstances surrounding the case and a variety of other factors.
There are many different forms of sex crimes and the technical definitions can vary significantly
for each one. Each one requires the assistance of sex crimes defense lawyers in order to fight the
charges. Rape, also known as first degree sexual assault, involves forced intercourse on someone
who is not a willing participant. Sexual assault involves attempted rape, groping or another type
of unwanted sexual contact. Prostitution is a third type of sex crime. Child pornography, indecent
exposure, kidnapping with sexual intent and incest are also considered sex crimes. Date rape is a
type of sex crime that involves non-consensual sex between individuals who currently are in a
relationship or have dated in the past. Statutory rape is sex with a minor that is under the age of
Each type of sexual crime from misdemeanors to felonies carries a different level of punishment
ranging from minor fines to years in a federal prison.
Experienced sex crimes defense lawyers can help fight for lesser charges in order to avoid this
form of punishment.
Sex crimes in the United States are classified in different tiers, which can be explained in more
detail by your sex crimes defense lawyers. Tier three offenses include sexual contact with a child
or someone who is mentally or physically unable to consent, as well as many other serious charges.
These types of offenses require a lifetime of registration on the national sex offender registry.
Tier two offenses generally involve nonviolent offenses such a sexual act with a minor or
prostitution. A tier two offense requires 25 years of registration as a sex offender. Finally, tier
one offenses include charges such as public indecency, voyeurism and other nonviolent charges.
These individuals must register as a sex offender for 15 years.