Molestation, Sex Abuse, Sexual Assault & Forcible Touching

The New York penal Code has a variety of crimes relating to sexual touching of both adults and children.”Sexual abuse“, also referred to as “molestation“, is forcing undesired sexual behavior.When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. “Sexual Assault” constitutes sexually motivated touching that falls short of sodomy, criminal sexual acts or aggravated sex abuse. Sexual assault includes any type of unwanted physical contact with a sexual organ, and may include aggressive, sexually suggestive statements. A person is accused of “Forcible Touching” when he/she intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another person. The intent is to degrade or abuse the victim or gratify the aggressor’s sexual desire. Forcible touching includes squeezing, grabbing or pinching. it is a class A Misdemeanor.

False accusations of sexual assault or sexual abuse are common, particularly in domestic disputes, child sexual abuse cases and custody battles. A false accusation of sexual assault can be devastating. These allegations harm the accused because a false allegation can still result in a conviction.

Sex Crime Penalties

Punishment varies based on several factors, including how long the contact takes place, the age of the victim, the degree of injury and the cricumstances of the crime. if you are charged with internet sex crime, you could face extensive fines, imprisonment for many years, and sex offender registration.

Sex Offender Registration

in New York State, all sex offenders, whether convicted in New York or out-of-state, are required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Once you are a registered sex offender, it follows you the rest of your life. The label I can prevent you from obtaining housing, employment and other benefits.

Anyone subject to sex offender registration in New York is entitled to a hearing before a judge to determine his or her risk level. You are entitled to know the evidence against you, and to present witnesses at the hearing. You also have a right to counsel at the hearing. You may also file a motion to lower your risk level.

Sex Crime Defense

Sex crimes are serious in New York, and the penalties are harsh. If you are facing accusations of sexual abuse or forced touching, you should contact an aggressive and experienced New York sex crime attorney for a personal consultation. A New York sex crime attorney will not only protect your rights, but will also advise you of the options avilable to you. Your attorney may also be able to take steps that will result in a lesser charge or a dismissal of a case.

Contact New York Sex Crime Attorney

When your reputation, your job and your livelihood are on the line, the law office of Paul D. Petrus, jr. & Associates, P.C. can assist in investigating and preparing your case. Mr.Petrus and his associates work to obtain a successful resolution of your case.

Please fell free to call our office at 212.564.2440 for further information on sex offender registration for people convicted of child pornography offenses.

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