Defense Lawyer for Sex with a Minor Charges
Hard-Hitting Long Island Criminal Defense Law Firm
The age of consent in this state is 17 years old. That applies to men and women, and both heterosexual and same sex cases. There is an exception for close-in-age, consensual, non-exploitative sexual conduct. If you are facing charges of sex with a minor, you need to speak with our Long Island criminal defense lawyer immediately. Their lawyers have achieved a reputation in the criminal courts for their many successes, and the earlier they get involved in your defense, the better it could be for you.
The Firm's History of Success
At Prime & O'Brien, LLP, both of the founding attorneys formerly served as prosecutors, and have 20 years of experience to bring to your defense case. Their attorneys have earned a reputation with their clients and peers for their high level of skill in criminal defense cases. Their legal team has successfully defended hundreds of clients, and they have the knowledge and skills to help you obtain the best results in even the most serious criminal allegations. Read some of the recent victories for more information about the firm.
Sex with a Minor Charges in Long Island: Experienced Advocate
Sex crimes are some of the most ferociously prosecuted criminal charges, particularly in cases in which it is alleged that a minor was a victim of a sex crime. If you are convicted, in addition to a prison term and fines, you could be required to register as a sex offender for life, and your photograph, address and the fact that you were convicted for sex with a minor will be easily accessed by those in your neighborhood. The firm offers a free
case evaluation so that you can get answers about your situation quickly.
If someone 21 years of age or older has sex with someone less than 17 years of age, if the close-in-age exception does not apply, it is a criminal sexual act in the third degree and a Class E felony, which carries a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 years prison sentence. If someone older than 18 has sex with someone younger than 15, it the charge will be filed as rape in the second degree, a Class D felony with a prison term of up to 7 years. You need help from a Long Island sex crime lawyer that is a powerful advocate if you hope to avoid conviction on this very serious sex crime.
Contact their team today for immediate assistance. We are aggressive defenders, and we can move into action for you immediately when we take on your defense.