Criminal Sexual Contact is a fourth degree crime in New Jersey, carrying a maximum sentence of 18 months.
The crime is characterized by the intentional touching in a manner designed to humiliate or degrade, or to sexually arouse or gratify the perpetrator.
This can include touching yourself in view of others, and the charge stands even if the touching is through clothing.
Even worse, conviction for Criminal Sexual Contact requires you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, which means that a quick internet search is all it will take to disqualify you from jobs or volunteer placements, you’ll be restricted in where you can live, and opportunities in a variety of life areas will slip away.
Criminal Sexual Contact charges should be taken very seriously.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig at 732-625-9661 today to talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.