The New York Legislature has considered several bills that seek to prevent a registered sex offender from obtaining employment. Although none have passed to date, it is undoubted that other bills will be introduced for passage in the future. This is why it is important to have a criminal defense lawyer on your side to advocate for you.
In New York sex offenses include rape, sexual assault, criminal sexual acts and predatory sexual assault to list only a few. Sexual assault includes any type of unwanted physical contact with a sexual organ and may include aggressive, sexually suggestive statements. The type of force used and the harm that is suffered helps to determine what crime is charged as well as the punishment. The punishment may include incarceration, fines, psychiatric treatment, payment of restitution to the victim, and likely registering as a sex offender, the minimum of which is 20 years. If you are being charged with a sexual offense and looking for an attorney who is familiar with these types of cases, it is in your best interest to contact Mr. Santoro.