One of the Hudson Valley’s Most Respected Criminal Defense Law Firms, We Represent Sex Crime Defendants

Our founding lawyer has won major acquittals for clients throughout the Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland and Orange County NY area.

Law enforcement agencies employ a variety of investigative techniques to obtain admissions or confirmation of wrongdoing, such as controlled phone calls by the complainant or requests for even a vague letter of apology. Your future may depend upon how quickly you retain knowledgeable attorneys. The lawyers at Ostrer & Associates have obtained unmatched results in the defense of serious sex crimes for more than 30 years. Even the rumor of someone’s involvement in these types of cases can severely impact one’s place in their community. Police and prosecutors are themselves fearful of complaints of being insensitive or callous and therefore fail to properly screen sex crimes. These sad facts are the reason that false accusations are so often made for personal or financial gain or for advantage in a custody or other civil proceedings.

Even with the heightened awareness of false accusations today, sex offenses are the most vigorously prosecuted and one of the most punishable offenses in the state of New York. Ben Ostrer is an experienced sex crime attorney who will confidentially and aggressively defend and ensure that your rights are protected. Our firm has received the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbel for both skill and ethics, our attorneys have been selected as SuperLawyers, and Benjamin Ostrer is the only attorney in Orange County Super Lawyer to be rated among the TOP 25 ATTORNEYS in the Hudson Valley.

Our Attorneys Have Successfully Defended Hundreds of Sex Crime Defendants, Including:

  • Police officer accused of sodomy – not guilty after trial
  • 28 year-old man accused of abusing baby sitter – not guilty after trial
  • College Professor indicted for abusing student – mistrial followed by dismissal of all charges

We have obtained favorable results for school teachers, doctors and other professionals accused of rape and sexual abuse. Through our vigorous defense our attorneys have obtained dismissals of sex charges and pleas to non-sexual charges on behalf of clients accused of rape, sexual abuse and forcible touching. We have also defended persons accused of possession of pornography in both State and Federal Courts.

Why You Need an Experienced Attorney

The stigma of the accusation of a sex crime presents unique problems. If you find yourself being accused you need an attorney with the experience to deal with not only the charges but the stigma which often alienates the client from subject family and friends.

Success in defending these types of cases does not begin in the courtroom. As the accused, your reputation, career and relationship status could suffer serious consequences before your case begins. The law on sex offenses is a unlike most general crimes. If you or a loved one is convicted of a sexual offense in New York, you will be required to register as a sex offender. This will result in a public record of your name and address. In addition, an annual registration at the local police department where you reside may be mandatory. Those convicted of sex crimes may also be subjected to a lengthy term of incarceration, or a long probationary sentence with imposed conditions that may be crucial to your future. It is therefore imperative that you avoid any and all unnecessary hardships as a result of prosecution by picking the right attorney.

Our founding attorney Ben Ostrer, who frequently lectures on criminal defense topics, will use every scientific tool to build your defense. Our team will conduct a detailed investigation of each related charge and the events leading to the arrest to overcome all false or exaggerated accusations. Psychological evaluations may be used to show that the client does not fit the psychological profile of these types of crimes and when necessary, we have enlisted the assistance of medical experts and experienced investigators to assemble material necessary for a proper defense.

The Prosecution of a Sex Crime Begins Prior to the Arrest

You need to protect your rights from the first whisper of a complaint. Every person accused of a crime, no matter how heinous the accusation, deserves an attorney zealously working for the client’s best interests. Our lawyers can create a thorough defense. Ben Ostrer and Associates are among the most experienced trial attorneys in the Hudson Valley. They have obtained not guilty verdicts and successful dispositions in courts throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in New York, contact Ostrer & Associates for a free initial confidential consultation.


P.O. Box 509
111 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918
877-469-7577
info@ostrer.com