Sexual Touching

Sexual touching means the touching of a person’s private parts with any part of the body or with anything else, through anything, including anything worn by the person doing the touching or the person being touched.

 

THE LAW

The Law in relation to sexual touching is found in section 61KC of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states:

Any person (the alleged offender) who without the consent of another person (the alleged victim) and knowing that the alleged victim does not consent intentionally:

  • sexually touches the alleged victim; or
  • incites the alleged victim to sexually touch the alleged offender; or
  • incites a third person to sexually touch the alleged victim; or
  • incites the alleged victim to sexually touch a third person.

 

MAXIMUM/POSSIBLE PENALTIES

For Sexual Touching, the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment.

Please note that this penalty mentioned are reserved for the worse case offending and are unlikely to be the penalty you receive.

In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for Sexual Touching:

  • Full-time imprisonment; or
  • An Intensive Correction Order (ICO); or
  • A Community Correction Order (CCO); or
  • A Conditional Release Order (CRO).

 

THE FACTS THAT MUST BE PROVEN

Since sexual touching is a criminal offence, the burden of proof lies on the Prosecution. The prosecution must prove a person’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt where by:

  • A person committed the act of sexual touching (either touching, or inciting someone to sexually touch someone else);
  • The act was done towards another person;
  • That person did not consent to the act; and
  • The act would be considered by a reasonable person to be sexual.

 

DEFENCES

Some of the possible defences available for those charged with Sexual Touching include:

  • You did not commit the act;
  • The act was not sexual; or
  • The act was not done towards another person; or
  • The act was consensual.

 

CHOICES AT LAW OPTIONS

For using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® offers the following options:

1.     We initiate negotiation with prosecutors (police) (a term referred to as “plea negotiations”) and plead to withdrawal or downgrade of the charge or alternatively, seek amendments to the police fact sheets or documents.

2.     At the hearing/trial, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® shall if you so instruct Plead Not Guilty and drive the argument based on prosecution’s inability to prove the elements of their accusation.

3.     Alternatively, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® may plead guilty on your instructions however, the hearing shall revolve around the facts with an objective to obtain a moderate or minimum punishment.

4.     Lastly, Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® on your instructions enter a plea of guilt where you accept all the charges pressed by the police, but we present a case so solid on your behalf, with an objective to persuade and convince the Court to not record a criminal conviction against you.

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WHY REP-REVIVE CRIMINAL & EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS®

There are several reasons to engage Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers®:

  •  We are always in your corner

At Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® we understand the gravity of a criminal charge on your reputation. Thus, we work with the utmost diligence and fervour to restore any dints to our client’s repute. We fight for your rights and liberty earnestly, and for the best results, irrespective of the intensity of the matter. All these factors have made us known in the industry as always being in our client’s corner. 

  •  We bring about excellent results

Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® is driven by positive outcomes and defend your case with skills which have been sharpened by years of experience. You will be dealing with lawyers who are proficient at their craft and will defend your case with rigour and an aim to have the matter withdrawn, downgraded, dismissed or the minimal penalty available at law imposed.

Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® are adept in all forms of advocacy and will present your case in the most skilful manner in Court. 

  • Your case will be in the hands of an experienced lawyer

Irrespective of your decision in deciding the course of the case, you will be supported and guided by Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® who have been in the provision of legal service for over 21 years. 

If you are caught up in this charge our team at Rep-Revive Criminal & Employment Lawyers® are best suited for representing your case.

Please contact our office on 0419 998 398 or 0492 857 721 or email info@rpr5.sydney for more information. The first consultation is free.

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