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Sex Crimes

New York City Sex Crime Defense Attorney

People often ask me if they can be convicted of a sex crime based on one person's word. The simple answer is yes. Since the late 1970s, the state of New York has said it does not need corroboration of a sex crime, except in limited circumstances. Thus, the word of one person, if believed by a jury, is enough to convict you. Within the past year, the New York State Legislature has also eliminated and amended the statute of limitations for certain sex crimes. This means that people can be subject to more remote allegations of a sex crime, which are harder to defend.

Many people are falsely charged with child sexual abuse or endangering the welfare of a child in divorces involving a contested child custody dispute. In these cases, the real abuse is the use of a child as a pawn. If you have been unjustly accused of child abuse, or any other sex crime, I will use all of my experience and legal tools to vigorously defend you.

I have been successful in representing people on sex accusations, and sex charges during both the investigative stage and the post-arrest stage. However, the sooner you contact me, the better I can protect your rights and your freedom. My goal will be to aggressively defend you and protect you from possible registration as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).

If you have been charged with a sex crime in the New York City area, contact The Law Firm of Michael S. Berardino, formerly Mangialardi & Berardino, as soon as possible locally at 212-983-5677 or 914-618-4167, or Toll Free at 877-776-5584. I believe in defending your rights and your freedom.

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I serve clients throughout the New York metropolitan area, including New York City, White Plains, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Tuckahoe, Elmsford, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Greenburgh, Scarsdale, Ardsley, Hastings on Hudson, Rye, Mount Pleasant, Harrison, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Mount Vernon, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County, and Dutchess County.

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