Your Syracuse Sex
Crime Attorneys

A sex crime charge can have a catastrophic lifetime impact. Cambareri & Brenneck, your criminal defense team, can help.

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Experienced Sex
Crime Attorneys

Trust former prosecutors to handle your sex crime case.

How Are Sex Crimes Handled?

We carefully assess the evidence, develop effective defense strategies, and work towards favorable outcomes such as dropped charges, plea negotiations, or vigorous representation in court. Penalties for these offenses can range from several years to life in prison, and our experienced attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of our clients throughout the legal process.

Explore your legal options with an experienced and knowledgeable former prosecutor before a plea deal is entered. We take all situations into consideration to get you the best results.

At Cambareri & Brenneck we
regularly examine whether or not:

There have been civil rights violations against our client.

The police violated search and seizure laws.

There are police misconduct issues.

There are pieces of evidence that should be suppressed.

There have been chain-of-evidence issues.

The police violated search and seizure laws.

The prosecutors have overextended with their indictment of the accused.

There are witnesses (or other evidence) that dispute the state's version of events.

What Are the Penalties?

Penalties for a sex crime conviction can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific offense committed. Below are four potential penalties that can be associated with a sex crime conviction.

Sex Crime Penalties


Sex Offender Registration (SORA)



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Understanding Sex Crimes in Syracuse

Sex Crimes Common Questions and Concepts to Understand.

The act of intentionally and forcibly touching another person’s intimate body parts without their consent, with the intent to degrade, humiliate, or sexually abuse them.

Encompasses a wide range of non-consensual sexual activities or behaviors, including but not limited to sexual assault, molestation, or any form of unwanted sexual contact or penetration. It involves the violation of an individual’s sexual autonomy and can occur through physical force, coercion, or manipulation.

Rape is classified as a felony in New York. If convicted, individuals can face a range of penalties, including imprisonment for a term of years up to life. The specific sentence depends on factors such as the degree of force used, the age of the victim, and the presence of aggravating circumstances.

Sexual assault, encompassing various degrees of non-consensual sexual contact, is also considered a felony in New York. Penalties can include imprisonment, ranging from several years to decades, depending on the degree of the offense and other relevant factors.

Child molestation crimes involving inappropriate sexual contact with a minor carry severe penalties in New York. Depending on the circumstances, child molestation can be charged as a felony, resulting in significant prison sentences, mandatory registration as a sex offender, and potential post-release supervision.

New York recognizes various internet sex crimes, such as possession or distribution of child pornography and online solicitation of minors. Convictions for these offenses can lead to significant prison terms, registration as a sex offender, and other consequences determined by the specific offense and its severity.

Human trafficking involves exploiting individuals for various purposes, including sexual exploitation. In New York, felony convictions for human trafficking can result in substantial prison sentences, fines, and other penalties as outlined by state laws.

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Your Defense Team

Steve Cambareri

Partner, Attorney

Scott Brenneck

Partner, Attorney

(Ret.) Judge
John Centra

Special Counsel

Melissa Swartz


Joe Centra


Ken Tyler


Michele Previte

Office Manager

Jess Edwards

Administrative Assistant

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