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How serious are sex crime penalties?

When a person is convicted of a sex crime, whether it be in New York or another state, it is important to fully understand the seriousness of the situation.

It goes without saying that sex crime penalties can be serious. At the same time, the penalty for one type of sex crime will not necessarily be the same as another.

In New York, for example, sexual assault is a class D felony. People who were arrested for this crime may not fully understand what they are up against, including the sentence they may face if convicted.

With a class D felony in New York, the judge has the right to set the sentence. That being said, he or she has to do so within a range defined by the law. Making things even more complicated is the fact that this is an "indeterminate" sentence, meaning the judge will not set an exact term.

A number of factors are considered when sentencing individuals for sexual assault, such as their acceptance of the crime as well as their past criminal history.

Along with prison time, fines can be set forth by the judge.

With so many questions and the potential of serious punishment, anybody convicted of a sex crime in New York, such as sexual assault, should learn more about their rights and how to deal with the situation from start to finish.

Just because someone is convicted of sex crime does not mean the person will be found guilty. This is why most people consult with attorneys early on, as they want to get a better grip on the legal system.

Source: FindLaw, "Sexual Assault Penalties and Sentencing" Dec. 17, 2014

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