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Rape Charges

Contact New York Rape Defense Lawyer James E. Tyner

“Rape” is often used as a catch phrase for a variety of sexual crimes ranging from improper touching to aggravated stranger-on-stranger sexual assault. Grazing up against someone in a sexually suggestive manner at a subway station may be classified as a sex crime — as can a vicious attack in a dark alley.

A sexual encounter may be called “rape” when at least one person claims the act was consensual and the other person — or society — says it was not. This may include “date rape,” incest or statutory rape between a minor and an older person.

Whatever the circumstances behind rape charges or other sex-related criminal charges, the potential for damage to the defendant is tremendous. The criminal justice system aims to bring to justice wrongdoers, and in the process, a person who is simply accused often faces consequences long before any conviction, and certainly after a “guilty” verdict:

  • Sullied reputation
  • Marital problems
  • Family discord
  • Job troubles
  • Jail or prison time up to 25 years
  • Fines
  • A criminal record
  • Sex offender registration

If you or a loved one has been charged, accused or named as a suspect in any type of alleged sex crime case, your legal situation is urgent and the stakes are high. Having a skilled, aggressive attorney on your side can make all the difference between a minor incident and a life-altering disaster.

Whatever you do, resist the temptation to try to talk your way out of the charges. Talking to the alleged victim, to the police or to your family is a strategy that may very well lead to a worst-case outcome. Choose a lawyer you can trust, and then trust him to guide you through this difficult situation to the other side as together, you pursue the best outcome attainable in your case.

Contact The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC Today

The cost of hiring the wrong lawyer after being charged with rape can compromise the rest of your life. Don’t risk your future by attempting to resolve this on your own or choosing an attorney who is not well experienced in sex crime defense. Schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our Albany, Schenectady, or New York City law office to discuss any sex crime charges that you face or may face, including:

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