Sex Crimes Lawyers in Albany
Protecting Your Rights, Fighting for Your Freedom & Future
If you have been charged with sexual misconduct, rape, sexual abuse, or any other sex crime, you need to retain an experienced attorney right away. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you could face felony charges, thousands of dollars in fines, decades in prison, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. Furthermore, you will likely lose your job and the respect of your loved ones. This is why it is imperative to aggressively fight these charges.
At O’Brien & Wood, our sex crimes lawyers in Albany have more than 25 years of combined experience in this practice area. Over the years, we have become deeply familiar with New York criminal law, and accrued an extensive track record of success. Our legal team can efficiently guide you through the criminal process as we defend your rights and help you make sound decisions about the future. You can count on us for effective legal services and tenacious representation.
New York Laws Regarding Sex Crimes
The term “sex crimes” is a general category which covers a wide variety of criminal offenses. These offenses are of a sexual nature, and they generally involve any type of illegal pornography, unlawful sexual behavior, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct. New York State takes these kinds of crimes very seriously, and most are felony offenses. If you are convicted of what is called a ”registerable sex offense,” you will be forced to register publicly on the Sex Offender Registry. Depending on the severity of the charges against you, you may be forced to register for life.
Once you are registered, people will be able to see the following, and more:
- Your address
- Your criminal history
- Your physical appearance
Registerable sex offenses include:
- Sex crimes against children
- Patronizing a prostitute
- Sexual assault
To learn how we can help you and to get started on your case, call our Albany sex crimes lawyers in Albany today at (518) 240-9992.