It is class B misdemeanor in New York to subject another person to sexual contact without their consent.
Prosecutors in Rochester can file charges of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree (NY PL 130.55) if you engage in the touching of another person’s intimate body parts without their consent.
As a B misdemeanor, your maximum sentence will be three months and a $500 fine, but you should be wary of accepting this fate.
Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree is an offense that will land you on the state’s Sex Offender Registry.
A history of sexual misconduct can cause you problems down the road in other ways, too, even at the misdemeanor level.
If you are subsequently charged for similar conduct in the future, you can face enhanced penalties as a result of this conviction.
Don’t accept plea deals without consulting with an experienced Rochester criminal defense attorney.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, we protect our clients’ rights and fight for the right outcome in their cases.
If you or a family member need help with sexual abuse in the third degree charges, call us today at 585-484-7432 and talk to a lawyer for free.