Manhattan Sex Crimes Lawyers Russ Kofman and Arthur Lebedin Explain When Sex Crimes Become a Federal Crime
May 20, 2022 at 15:57
Manhattan sex crimes lawyers Russ Kofman and Arthur Lebedin release a new article (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/sex-crimes-lawyer/) explaining when sex crimes become a federal crime. The lawyers mention that being charged with sexual crimes in New York can leave a huge impact on a person’s life. A conviction can affect an individual’s reputation, and ability to get a job and seek housing.
“Your designation as a registered sex offender has the potential to follow you for life. Even if you aren’t convicted, the stigma of being accused of a sex crime can affect how people see you and deal with you. Sex crimes are some of the most heinous crimes prosecuted in New York, and prosecutors pursue them vigorously. Someone who is facing a sex crime charge in Manhattan should never face the criminal justice system alone,” the article from the Manhattan sex crimes lawyers says.
Attorney Russ Kofman says that there is no specific legal definition in the Penal Law for a sex crime. Instead, it is an umbrella term for many separate crimes that would require a person to be registered as a sex offender. The foundation for how a crime is determined as a sexual crime in New York is the New York Penal Code PEN § 130.05.
Defense attorney Arthur Lebedin adds that sexual crimes carry severe penalties and a conviction for these charges will have a huge impact on a person’s life. Being registered as a sex offender can have a lasting effect on a person’s individual reputation.
In the article, the lawyers also explain that the basis of a New York City sex crime is the lack of consent from the other party. This is the main difference between a consensual sexual act and a criminal one. If a sexual act is forced on another person, even though it looks like it is consensual, it can be considered criminal.
According to attorney Russ Kofman, “Most New York City sex crime cases fall under state laws. But there are times when they become federal in nature. If sex crime activities have crossed state lines, or if child pornography was shared in multiple states, it becomes a federal crime. Generally, all sex crime cases involving the internet are considered under federal jurisdiction.”
Lastly, attorney Kofman emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of sexual crimes. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.
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