Sex Crime Lawyer in NYC
The Impact of Sex Offense Allegations
Sex crimes are very serious offenses that often result in lengthy prison
sentences. A conviction for a sexual offense may also require a person
to register as a sex offender, which may include ongoing duties to report
to the government, as well as community notification concerning the conviction
and publication of embarrassing information on an Internet database that
is maintained by the government or organization.
Even merely being accused of committing a sex crime can have a negative
impact on your reputation, your current or future employment, your enrollment
in school, and many other aspects of your life. If you or a loved one
is being investigated or prosecuted for a sexual offense, it is critical
to hire an attorney who has handled these types of cases, and who is an
experienced investigator and skilled trial attorney.
New York City Sex Crime Defense Lawyer
Mr. Bederow has experience with these delicate cases, especially because
he formerly served as a Manhattan prosecutor. In 1999, he gained a conviction
after the trial of a man who sexually assaulted an employee of a Fortune
500 company in that firm's mailroom. That case,
People v. Sumpter, 190 Misc.2d 115 (1
st Dept. App. Term 2001), has become a leading New York case on the definition
of what type of conduct constitutes sexual abuse.
Since he has been in private practice as a
New York City criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Bederow has gained vast experience vigorously defending the rights
and reputations of his clients in connection with sexual offense charges.
Here are a few examples of Mr. Bederow's successes in past sex crime cases:
- He gained an acquittal after a jury trial in a case where the client, a
partner at a large financial institution, was accused of forcing intercourse
upon his girlfriend while also assaulting her. Mr. Bederow's cross-examination
of the complaining witness included exposure of many inconsistent statements,
including some made via email, and exposed the weakness of the prosecution's case.
- He represented an athletic trainer who was investigated for allegedly molesting
several high school students while treating them in the locker room. After
a lengthy investigation, which included evidence gathered by the defense
and an interview with client, the client avoided criminal charges.
- He represented a financial analyst who was accused in family court of sexually
assaulting his then-girlfriend. He was investigated by the local sheriff's
office. Family court proceedings were dismissed, and the client avoided
- He provided legal advocacy for a Level 2 sexual offender (medium risk),
which the client asked to be downgraded to a Level 1 offender (low risk).
After a hearing was conducted in Bronx County Supreme Court, the Court
granted the client's petition and downgraded him to Level 1 over the
objection of the Bronx District Attorney.
- He represented a pharmacist who was accused of sexually assaulting customers
in the basement of a Queens pharmacy. After a lengthy investigation and
the presentation of his findings to the Queens District Attorney, the
client avoided a criminal record and was not required to register as a
- He provided representation for a woman charged with felony possession of
child pornography in Manhattan. The client made incriminating admissions
before hiring Mr. Bederow's law firm. After extensive negotiations
and the presentation of mitigating circumstances to the Manhattan District
Attorney, the client pleaded guilty to a non-sexual offense misdemeanor,
which allowed her to avoid jail and the requirement to register as a sex offender.
- He represented a college student arrested for unlawfully video recording
naked images of students. The client was charged with several felony counts.
After extensive negotiations, the client avoided a felony conviction,
the requirement to register as a sex offender, and jail time. He was also
allowed to remain in school.
- He represented a store manager who was arrested for allegedly sexually
assaulting an employee. After the presentation of the defense's investigation
results, the Queens District Attorney dismissed all charges.
If you need aggressive
in your New York City sex crime case,
call the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C.