Sex Crimes


Strong Defense Against Sex Crimes

The sex offense part of the Westchester County Court is one of many courtrooms throughout New York dedicated solely to the prosecution of sex crime cases. At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, our attorneys frequently defend clients against sex offense charges in these specialized courtrooms.

We understand the nuances of handling cases in these venues, and we have experience building our criminal defense strategies accordingly. Our record of success is proof of our ability in this unique setting. The attorneys at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP possess an in-depth understanding of rape laws and are adept at applying this knowledge to every case we handle.

Defense Against All Sex Offenses

Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and help you avoid life-changing penalties associated with the Sexual Assault Reform Act (SARA), the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), and the Sex Offender Management Treatment Act (SOMTA). There are many different types of defenses that can be used in New York to aid someone that is facing sexual assault charges.

We defend against charges of:

  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Sexual abuse or molestation allegations
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Human trafficking and sex trafficking

False Allegations and What the Prosecution Must Prove

Our law firm features former prosecutors, so we know exactly what a prosecutor is obligated to prove in order to obtain a conviction. For example, in a date rape case, it is not enough for the prosecutor to prove that sexual contact occurred, but he or she must also prove that the defendant did not have the consent of the alleged victim. We know how to hold the prosecutor to his or her burden of proof. If the prosecutor is not able to prove the lack of consent by the alleged victim, the case may be dismissed.

Free Consultation If You Have Been Charged With a Sex Offense

Contact our attorneys as soon as possible for a free consultation if you have been charged with a sexual offense in New York or federal court. From our centrally located offices near the courthouses in Westchester and New York City, we serve clients throughout Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, or any upstate county and in federal courts.