Statutory rape is a serious sex crime, and can bring severe penalties if you are convicted.If you have been charged with statutory rape, forcible touching (New York Penal Law 130.52), or prostitution (New York Penal Law230.00), consult with a qualified New York Statutory Rape Lawyer from the Stephen Bilkis and Associates team right away.The New York Penal Law Sections 130.25, 130.30 and 130.35, define statutory rape.
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I should make it VERY clear that none of the people writing, editing, or approving this article are lawyers, so we are not in the position to dispense legal advice. Fortunately, lawmakers in New York took teenage relationships into account.
In some jurisdictions, sex offenders are subject to other restrictions as well, such as limitations on housing.
Sometimes they will be unable to live near a school, will not be allowed to be left alone with minors, and/or will be prohibited from using the internet.
This crime is difficult to prove because of its nature.
The matter of consent becomes a difficult issue with rape crimes, and can be hard to prove.
Penalties may include jail time, heavy fines, and the possible requirement to register as a sex offender.
In addition, being accused of a sex crime can carry a social stigma that may damage your reputation and hamper your ability to gain employment and housing for many years to come.
A New York District Attorney may try to show that the rape occurred beyond a reasonable doubt.