Sex Crime Defense Attorney in New York & New Jersey
If you have been charged with a sex crime or at risk of being registered as a sex offender, you need a qualified criminal defense attorney. The sensitive nature of sex crimes requires an experienced lawyer. Mario Gallucci of The Gallucci Law Firm, specializes in sex offenses and helps clients charged with sexual assault, molestation, prostitution and sex crimes involving a minor.
What is a Sex Crime?
A sex crime is a relatively broad term that describes a sexual assault or a crime with a sexual motive. There are several types of sex crimes, all of which have serious consequences for those charged with the crime. Learn more below about the different types of sex crimes and sex crime charges in New York and New Jersey.
Types of Sex Crimes
There are seven primary categories that most sex crimes will fall under.
Indecency with a Child or Molestation
Engaging in sexual contact with a child or causing a child to engage in sexual contact.
Rape/Aggravated Sexual Assualt
Sexual intercourse (penetration) without consent and accomplished through force, and/or threat of violence or intimidation.
Sexual intercourse with someone below the age of consent, but above the age of a child. Even if consent is given, it is still statutory rape if the victim is below the age of consent. Ages of consent and ages of children vary by state.
Sexual Assault of a Child
When someone older or bigger than the child (which may be an adult or older child) manipulates or forces a child into sexual activity.
Possession of Child Pornography
Possessing pornography that contains images or video of anyone under the age of 17 (NY) or 18 (NJ).
Sex Offender Violation
Violating the terms of sex offender registration, either neglecting to register as a sex offender or violating the rules of the sex offender registry.
Internet Sex Crimes / Attempted Sexual Assault
May include the possession or distribution of child pornography on the internet, sexual solicitations, or the conspiracy to commit a sex crime.
Sex Offender Charges
Sex crime charges are serious and can result in placement on the sex offender registry as well as time in jail. Those who are charged with a sex crime, but maintain their innocence, deserve proper representation in court by an experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney who understands the sensitive nature of sex crimes. At The Gallucci Law Firm, we excel in detailed investigations of sex cases to determine the validity and credibility of witnesses in your case.
Criminal Defense Attorney in New York and New Jersey
At The Gallucci Law Firm, we’re thoroughly familiar with local sex crime laws and penal codes, which can change frequently. Our top criminal defense attorney, Mario Gallucci, is also well acquainted with the community standards that must be taken into consideration when choosing a jury in a New York or New Jersey sex crime case. If you have been charged with a sex crime in New York or New Jersey, then contact The Gallucci Law Firm today to set up a consultation to go over your case. We’ll help you every step of the way to maintain your innocence and protect your right to a fair trial.