The charge of forcible touching is one that exists to protect the privacy and security of individuals that are not comfortable with the touching from another person. If you have been charged with forcible touching in New York, you need to retain legal council right away to defend yourself against this charge. While not as serious as other sex related crimes, forcible touching is a conviction that could have a major impact on your life. David Galison is experienced in criminal defense in New York and will be happy to come to your aid in this case.
The definition of forcible touching under New York state law is quite simple. A person has committed forcible touching if the person -
“intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person; or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire”.
The act of forcible touching is considered a class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in prison if convicted.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming this is a minor charge that doesn’t require your attention and time to defend against. Contact our office today at 516-242-4477 to receive a free consultation and get started working on your defense. We look forward to your call.