Category Archives: Sex Crimes

The Legal Rights of NY Human Trafficking Victims

The Legal Rights of NY Human Trafficking Victims

Criminal Conviction Vacatur Law Expanded New York became the first state in 2010 to enact legislation allowing trafficking victims to vacate criminal convictions resulting from their trafficking. The law at the time only provided for vacatur of certain prostitution charges and other sex-related offenses. While sex trafficking is the most discussed form of human trafficking, […]

Damage Done: Charges A Hurdle Even When Dismissed

Damage Done: Charges A Hurdle Even When Dismissed

A Troy, NY teenager who headed off to his freshman year at Buffalo State College saw his future changed forever when police arrested him on a bogus sexual abuse charge. Though Elijah Bethel had a verifiable alibi and witnesses to attest to his whereabouts following another student’s being groped in her dorm room, police arrested […]

Penalties For Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child (NY PL 130.96) In Rochester

Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child (NY PL 130.96) is one of the most serious criminal charges that can be filed in Rochester. The allegation is that you, a person over the age of 18, engaged in first degree rape, criminal sexual assault, aggravated sexual abuse, or course of sexual conduct against a child younger […]

Penalties For Sexually Motivated Felony (NY PL 130.91) In Rochester

When a person is convicted of a crime that has been designated a Sexually Motivated Felony under NY PL 130.91, your judge in Rochester will sentence you under an enhanced schedule. For instance, conviction of a D felony would normally lead to a sentence of between one and seven years. When your charge is prosecuted as […]

Penalties For Sexual Abuse In The Second Degree (NY PL 130.60) In Rochester

Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (NY PL 130.60) is a class A misdemeanor that Rochester prosecutors can use to put you in jail for up to a year. A conviction also means a fine of up to $1,000, but more importantly, having a conviction for Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree means that you’ll be […]

Penalties For Sexual Abuse In The Third Degree (NY PL 130.55) In Rochester

It is class B misdemeanor in New York to subject another person to sexual contact without their consent. Prosecutors in Rochester can file charges of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree (NY PL 130.55) if you engage in the touching of another person’s intimate body parts without their consent. As a B misdemeanor, your maximum sentence […]

Criminal Defense Attorney For Luring A Child (NY PL 120.70) In Rochester NY

Luring a Child (NY PL 120.70) is charged in Rochester when prosecutors believe they can prove that you lured a child under the age of 17 into a vehicle, structure, or place in order to commit any of a series of specified crimes against the child, including kidnapping, murder, and incest. Luring a Child is included […]

Penalties For Facilitating A Sex Offense With A Controlled Substance (NY PL 130.90) In Buffalo

Using so-called “date rape drugs” with the intent of committing a felony sex offense against another person is a serious crime in Buffalo. Under NY PL 130.90, Facilitating a Sex Offense with a Controlled Substance, possessing a prescription drug or a compound or mixture containing a prescription drug, administering it to another person without their […]