Rape & Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys for Queens NY
Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help Protect You
In New York, police and prosecutors take allegations of sexual crimes extremely seriously, and the penalties for conviction of rape or sex crimes can be very harsh. If you’ve been arrested for, or interviewed by police in relation to, an allegation of sex crimes in Queens or New York City, it’s vital that you get legal help right away.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C., our attorneys have worked with many clients in exactly your situation – and we can protect your rights and your good name. We know how often these charges amount to a misunderstanding, and that many complaints are fabricated or exaggerated. Our attorneys examine all the evidence in a case, and push back hard against the prosecution’s allegations.
Because we know that even the accusation of sexual misconduct is enough to destroy marriages, invalidate custody agreements, trash careers, and ruin your standing in the community, we step in right away and take every action possible to shut the case down. In America, you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but when sex crimes are alleged, lives are destroyed even when there’s no evidence. Many of our clients have simply been bewildered upon learning that they have been accused of sex crimes, and their first impulse is to want to talk to the police and explain their side of the story.
The Police Are Not On Your Side
Don’t do this – not without an attorney present. Keep in mind that in this criminal matter, the police aren’t here to help you, and they’re not on your side. The job of law enforcement in a criminal investigation is to gather evidence and build a case. If you are being investigated for rape or sex crimes in Queens, anything you say during a police interview becomes evidence they can use in their case against you. Without realizing it, you may be confirming elements from your accuser’s story for the police, which actually strengthens the case they’re building against you.
Don’t get caught up in that. When you’re facing a criminal investigation for rape or sex crimes, call the experienced attorneys of Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C. at 718-599-1111 for a free, confidential consultation. The smartest move you can make is to hire tough, aggressive attorneys to stand by you and make it clear to police and prosecutors that you’re not going to be an easy target.
We understand how serious these charges are, and how important it is to protect your rights, your name, and your future. If convicted, you’re not only looking at time behind bars, but the permanent stigma of registering as a sex offender for the rest of your life. We can help. We can ensure that the police play by the rules in their questioning and investigation, while we begin the process of identifying exculpatory evidence and building a case to refute the charges the state is making.
Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 today for your free, no-hassle consultation with Criminal Defense Attorneys who know how to fight back, right here in Queens.