Manhattan, Goshen and Newburgh Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
A sex crime accusation generally carries a stigma that can often be near impossible to overcome. These allegations can tarnish your reputation, and a conviction can make it hard to find a job, suitable housing, enroll in college or other higher education and even serve in the military. If you have been accused of a sex crime you must act fast and contact a New York Sex Crimes Attorney at Whittel & Melton right away. The sooner you contact us, the better chances you have at obtaining a positive outcome.
At Whittel & Melton, our staff of attorneys has extensive experience handling sex crimes and sexual assault cases in New York City and Orange County. We know that many of these arrests stem from false accusations. Sadly, we have seen in a majority of cases that these allegations arise from an angry ex-‐spouse or even a child coerced by a bitter adult. Our Orange County Sex Crimes Lawyers have the resources needed to unravel these complex cases and piece together the facts.
In all sexual assault cases, we urge the accused to contact us immediately. Even if you think you are under investigation and have not been arrested or charged yet, there are lots of things that can be done at the pre-‐charge stage to protect your rights and possibly prevent charges from ever being filed. We can take all necessary precautions to ensure that police are following proper protocol if you are under investigation or have been arrested for any of the following crimes in New York City, Middletown, Newburgh and Goshen:
- Child Molestation
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Abuse
- Statutory Rape
- Sexual Battery
- Child Pornography
- Internet Sex Crimes
Consequences of a Conviction
If you are convicted of sexual assault, or any sex crime for that matter, you may be subject to serve significant time behind bars and probation. Additionally, you may be required to register as a sex offender, which can negatively impact you for the rest of your life. The best thing you can do to protect your reputation and freedom is to contact an Orange County Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton online or call 866-‐608-‐5529. As former prosecutors, we can work to minimize the serious penalties attached to a sex crimes charge. We will fully investigate every aspect of your case, conduct the necessary interviews, consult with experts and review every piece of evidence related to your case. We will answer any and all of your questions and keep you updated on all of your defense options. You can rest assured that our top priority is obtaining a successful outcome for your unique situation.
How to Handle an Arrest for Sexual Assault
If law enforcement officers show up to your home or place of work to arrest you, it is vital that you remain calm and avoid resisting arrest, as this will only make matters worse. Request to speak with an attorney, and do not make any statements or answer any questions without your attorney present. Police will do anything to get you to say something that could be used against you in court, so it is best to be polite, but remain silent until your attorney is present before making any statements.
Serving New York City’s Five Boroughs, Goshen, Middletown and all of Orange County
Do not delay in building your defense against charges of sexual assault. A New York Sex Crimes Lawyer can begin assisting you immediately. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with state or federal sex crimes charges throughout New York City and Orange County. Contact us today online or dial us statewide and toll-free at 866‐608-5529 for a free initial consultation.