Manhattan Forcible Touching Attorney Russ Kofman Explains Forcible Touching in New York
Manhattan forcible touching attorney Russ Kofman (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/what-is-forcible-touching-in-new-york/) releases a new article explaining forcible touching in New York. The lawyer mentions that in a study done by RAINN.org, it has been found that 29% of all sexual assault cases in 2013 happened while the victim was in traveling or public transit. Because sexual assault is a very serious crime, officials have enacted legal solutions to prevent sexual assault in public transport.
“The amendment is aimed to be a deterrent to people who would like to take advantage of the crowded spaces in public transportation like the subway, buses, etc. to commit inappropriate sexual acts. However, while the amendment can be reassuring for commuters, being wrongfully accused of sexual assault can have lasting implications on someone’s life,” the Manhattan forcible touching attorney says.
The lawyer mentions that forcible touching is defined as an act that involves intentionally and without legitimate purpose touching another person’s sexual or intimate parts. The intention for this act usually involves degrading or abusing the other person for sexual gratification. Forcible touching includes squeezing, grabbing, or pinching.
Attorney Russ Kofman adds that during busy hours, public transportation can be very stifling. In such a situation where people are inevitably squeezed into one another, it is one’s civic responsibility to report any wrongdoing.
In the article, attorney Kofman says, “Allegations of forcible touching can have serious consequences for the accused. Aside from the humiliation, it is difficult to gauge how a crowd can act against a person in their midst accused of doing something unsavory. This is why the law specifically codes the phrase 'intentionally, and without legitimate purpose'.”
Lastly, attorney Kofman emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of forcibly touching another person. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.
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