Brooklyn Rape Defense Attorney

Work with an Experienced Sex Crimes Lawyer

Rape is a sex crime that is taken very seriously when brought to court, and an accusation can be damaging for your reputation, your career or future prospects, and relationships with your family and friends.

Rape is defined as sexual activity committed towards an individual against their will, often through violent means such as abuse, coercion, fraud, or abuse of authority. Rape can also be charged if the victim was unconscious or otherwise unable to give consent to the sexual act, for example, a victim who becomes intoxicated after being given a date rape drug.

Defending a Rape Charge

Rape charges carry harsh penalties in the state of New York. Charges are grouped by degrees: first, second, and third, and all are considered felonies. First degree is the most serious of the three, and the penalties might include a prison sentence ranging anywhere between 5 and 25 years.

Rape offenses can carry the additional consequences, such as:

  • Imprisonment
  • Heavy fines
  • Required registration as a sex offender
  • Court ordered rehab

The burden of proof for any rape charge lies within determining that the victim either denied or was unable to contest the sexual act. That is why obtaining an experienced Brooklyn rape attorney can play a crucial role in forming a tough defense strategy and fight for the best possible outcome. For example, one defense tactic that can be used in your argument is to show that there was no possibility of knowing that the victim was unable to consent to sex.

Seek Immediate Legal Counsel - Call (718) 395-2067!

Being accused of any sex crime can have long-lasting and life-altering effects. You will need the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney on your side to help preserve your freedom and your livelihood. Attorney Sidney's experience as a prosecutor has given him the vast experience and knowledge necessary to help defend you.

Do not hesitate to take action. Call our firm today for a free case evaluation!

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