Nassau County, Long Island Sex Crimes Attorney
Being charged with a sex crime can be quite a traumatic and frightening experience. It is worse if you do not have an experienced Nassau County, Long Island sex crimes attorney to help you fight the charges made against you. Being on your own to fend for yourself in such a situation can be extremely difficult.
You may think you cannot afford to pay for an attorney or you may feel too embarrassed or overwhelmed to hire one, but only a competent and experienced Nassau County, Long Island sex crimes attorney like the ones at Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. can give you the thorough and aggressive defense you deserve that will give you peace of mind.
Grave punitive damages await people who are convicted of sex crimes. These include: jail sentence, probation, and hefty fines. Convictions for sex crimes will stain the person's criminal record for life. This could affect his/her chances for gainful employment or further education. In addition, sex offenders are listed on a sex offender registry which bears further adverse consequences.
Because sex crime laws vary from one state to another, only a competent Nassau County, Long Island sex crimes attorney is well versed on the laws that may pertain to your particular case. Ezdrin & Woods has been defending clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and other areas surrounding the 5 NY Boroughs accused of various crimes including sex offenses. Sex offenses in New York include: Criminal Sexual Act, Forcible Touching, Predatory Sexual Assault, Rape, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Misconduct.
Stigma of Having the Sex Offender Status
Being tagged as a sex offender carries a gamut of social stigma in the eyes of both the law and society. Aside from having very limited employment opportunities, a sex offender is not allowed to live with children and there is bias in situations requiring a background check. In New York, the name of a person convicted for minor sex crimes offenses will remain on the sex offender registry for 20 years. For more serious sex crime offenders, the listing remains for life.
In general, the consequences of having a sex offender status include:
Being barred from living near schools or in certain neighborhoods; likewise, any change of address must be reported to the local police department.
Being required to inform neighbors of classification as a sex offender
Not being allowed to work in any capacity with sensitive groups or children
Not being allowed to bear arms
Photo may need to be taken at the police station once every one to three years.
Police authorities may require sex offenders to provide ISP information, online usernames, and email addresses.
If found guilty, a sex offender will be required to keep in constant touch with law enforcement for the rest of his natural life. For legal representation or more information, contact Ezdrin & Woods.
Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation at our office for Sex Crimes in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.