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:
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.