Mark J. Sacco PLLC

Facing criminal charges is a frightening experience. Even if you think you've done nothing wrong, trying to talk your way out of a difficult situation with the police can only make things worse. Whether you are accused of drunk driving, fraud or smuggling illegal aliens, talk to a skilled New York criminal defense attorney immediately.

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Statutory Rape

New York Statutory Rape Attorney

Charged With Statutory Rape in New York? Contact an Albany Child Molestation Lawyer

Statutory rape in New York means one of the following:

  • Third-degree rape: when someone age 21 or older has sexual intercourse with someone under age 17
  • Second-degree rape: when someone age 18 or older engages in sexual intercourse with someone under age 15 (the offender being less than four years older than the victim)
  • First-degree rape: sexual intercourse by someone of any age with someone younger than age 11, or by someone age 18 or older with someone younger than age 13

Statutory rape simply involves an act of sexual intercourse with someone of a certain age, whether or not physical force was allegedly involved. If you have been charged with statutory rape in New York or elsewhere, your legal situation is grave and urgent. Your need for the best criminal defense lawyer that you can find will never be greater if you stand accused of any sex crime involving an underage person, including:

  • Child molestation or related sex crimes
  • Solicitation of a minor (Internet sex crime or in person)
  • Child pornography manufacture, possession or distribution

Accusations of any sex crime such as statutory rape, “date rape ” or indecent exposureare a serious matter in New York or anywhere. A rape conviction may seriously compromise your future and your freedom. Take action to defend yourself before it’s too late. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your sex crime defense matter, call our law office in Albany, New York, or Schenectady, New York, at or contact us online.

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