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Sexual assault is an umbrella term that covers a range of New York unlawful sexual contact offenses committed against another without their consent. New York Penal Code Section 130 defines sexual contact as “touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party.” This law goes on to cover various sex offenses as well. These are extremely serious offenses that carry not only criminal penalties but a social stigma that can follow you for the rest of your life. 

Being accused of any type of sex crime can jeopardize your reputation, your job, your social relationships, and more even before your case is ever heard in court. It can be an uphill battle to defend yourself against the social and legal prejudice connected with these crimes. That is why it is essential to turn to an attorney experienced in defending these crimes in court. Mottola Uris Law puts former prosecutors, with 25+ years of criminal law as well as trial experience on your side from start to finish. Our driving mission is to ensure your right to a fair trial with thorough representation is upheld and aggressively pursued. We work zealously to help you achieve the best possible case outcome.

Contact a Brooklyn sexual assault attorney at Mottola Uris Law for a free, initial consultation at (718) 550-3318 or online.

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Sex Offenses in NY

Under New York law, sexual abuse involves sexual contact without consent committed against another. The lowest charge related to this is third-degree sexual abuse. This crime can be elevated to a more serious charge based on the circumstances, such as the alleged victim’s age as well as when the victim is physically helpless. The least offensive sexual abuse crime is charged as a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to three months of incarceration and/or a fine of up to $500. The crime of “forcible touching” is more serious and is charged as Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

Other New York sex offenses include sexual misconduct, various degrees of rape, criminal sexual acts, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual conduct/assault against a child, and more. The charges for these crimes will vary depending on the type of crime. 

For example, rape in the first degree is charged as a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison and is considered a “violent” felony. It includes sexual intercourse with a child below the age of 11, sexual intercourse with a child below the age of 13 by someone at least 18, sexual intercourse committed by forceful coercion, or sexual intercourse with someone in a helpless condition, such as when unconscious from drugs or alcohol. 

Aside from prison time, fines, and probation, sex crime convictions can make sex offender registration mandatory under New York’s Sex Offender Registration Act. 

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When facing as serious a criminal charge as a sex-related offense, you need a criminal defense lawyer with proven experience both in and out of court. These cases often involve false accusations, hearsay, and weak evidence that must be used to create a defense strategy designed to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome. At Mottola Uris Law, you can work with a team of accomplished and trusted defenders who know how to combat grave charges such as those involving sexual misconduct. 

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