Defending Your Rights When Facing Sex Crime Charges
Few criminal charges carry the range of potential consequences associated with a sex crime. When a person is accused of a sexual offense, there is a stigma that can be difficult to overcome. Unfortunately, law enforcement does not always fully investigate sexual offense allegations, leading to the real risk of unwarranted, baseless charges.
Leo V. Duval, Attorney at Law, in Staten Island understands the significance of a criminal sex charge. He is devoted to tenaciously fighting on behalf of clients who have been accused of sexual misconduct and other crimes. Whether you are falsely accused or you made a mistake, you need a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to build a zealous criminal defense and protect your reputation and future.
Benefit From Having A Former Prosecutor Analyze Your Criminal Charges
Criminal defense lawyer Leo Duval has substantial experience defending individuals accused of sex crimes. He is not here to judge you. He gained valuable experience early in his career as a bureau chief in the special victims unit prosecuting sex offenses. He served in private practice with a large law firm handling complex medical malpractice cases. He has a natural facility for evaluating medical and scientific evidence frequently used in these life-altering cases. He draws on his unique background to tenaciously defend clients accused of sex crimes.
Attorney Duval has effectively handled cases across the spectrum of sexual offenses, including:
- Forcible rape
- Spousal rape
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Sexual abuse
- Elder abuse
- State or federal internet crimes
- Child pornography
- Child sexual abuse
He can evaluate all aspects of your case and provide goal-oriented counsel and advice to help you through a difficult time. You deserve to have a lawyer in your corner who knows how law enforcement investigates cases and how the prosecution puts a case together and who has the knowledge and experience to challenge the evidence to obtain the most favorable results possible. Sex crime cases have significant penalties and collateral consequences. With the stakes so high, you need a lawyer with the skills and drive to present a rigorous defense.
Helping You Understand Your Options When It Comes To Sex Offender Registration
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime to register with the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services. SORA creates three levels of offenders based upon the risk of recidivism. There are other classifications associated with the registry. A level one offender must register for 20 years, while level two and level three offenders must register for life. We counsel clients on the impact of registration to allow them to make informed decisions in sex offense cases. We are also well-versed in providing an aggressive defense to failure to register charges.