Albany NY Autism Criminal Defense
People on the autism spectrum process social interactions differently than others. Reading body language and understanding emotional cues may pose particular challenges in a social context. Sometimes, this can lead to offensive behavior stemming from misunderstandings. However, this may actually be completely unintentional without any desire of acting maliciously to another person. As a result, certain autistic individuals face a heightened risk of criminal involvement related to sexual behavior.
While an autistic person can knowingly commit a crime, it is also entirely possible for them to do so without realizing that their behavior was inappropriate. In the past, the criminal justice system was not equipped to handle such instances with a proper understanding of autism. Nowadays, criminal defense lawyers can prove the innocence of individuals caught in cases like these.
About Our Autism Lawyer Services
If you or your loved one has unknowingly committed behavior deemed inappropriate, our experienced autism criminal defense attorneys at Harrington & Mahoney can help. Our lawyers are well-versed in the details of how an autism diagnosis can lead to explaining a special circumstance. Some of our most high-profile cases have included landmark defenses for autistic individuals by our lawyers. In addition to our extensive experience in past cases, we continue to maintain a detailed understanding of recent research related to autism and criminal defense.
When you bring your case to our team, we put forth our full effort to deliver results that benefit you. Although we can’t guarantee the exact details that will transpire, we are confident in supporting you and reaching a positive resolution. Whether that means having the charges dropped altogether, achieving a not guilty verdict or requesting therapy as punishment instead of time behind bars, our autism defense lawyers will help you decide between the most beneficial options for your situation.
Contact Us to Discuss Autism Criminal Defense
If you are on the autism spectrum and have found yourself on the wrong side of the law, get in touch with our autism criminal defense team in Albany today. You can schedule a free consultation to review the details of your case and begin forming a defense strategy. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about our firm, autism lawyers and the legal process so that you can make an informed decision to select us or not. Speak with us to get started today!