Offensive Touching

Delaware Offensive Touching Attorneys

Law Office signIn the state of Delaware, there are various levels of violent crimes. Some are more serious than others from a legal standpoint. Offensive touching is one of these offenses and should not be taken lightly.

If you, or your child, have been charged with offensive touching it is important that you speak with a Delaware Defense Attorney. Contact Delaware Criminal Lawyers in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302 855 9300 or 302 697 2499 to discuss your case.

You can also email Delaware Criminal Lawyers. The attorneys in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have many years experience handling all types of violent crimes in Delaware, including offensive touching charges.

Delaware Offensive Touching Laws

Per Delaware law, someone is guilty of offensive touching when they:

(1) Intentionally touches another person either with a member of his or her body or with any instrument, knowing that the person is thereby likely to cause offense or alarm to such other person; or

(2) Intentionally strikes another person with saliva, urine, feces or any other bodily fluid, knowing that the person is thereby likely to cause offense or alarm to such other person.

(b) When charged with a violation of paragraph (a)(2) of this section, the defendant shall be tested for diseases transmittable through bodily fluids, the cost of such tests to be assessed as costs upon conviction. The results of such tests shall be provided only to the Attorney General, the victim of the offense, the defendant and the Department of Correction’s medical care provider.

(c) Any violation of paragraph (a)(1) of this section shall be an unclassified misdemeanor. Notwithstanding the above, any violation of paragraph (a)(1) of this section shall be a class A misdemeanor when the victim is acting in the lawful performance of the victim’s duty as one of the following: law-enforcement officer, hospital or nursing home employee, physician, medical professional, ambulance attendant, emergency medical technician, Delaware State Fire Police Officer, correctional officer, volunteer firefighter or full-time firefighter. Any violation of paragraph (a)(2) of this section shall be a class A misdemeanor.

In the state of Delaware, offensive touching is considered an unclassified misdemeanor or a class A misdemeanor. The stigma alone of an offensive touching conviction can plague you for years to come. If you have been charged with, or accused of, offensive touching please do not hesitate to call as skilled Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Contact A Delaware Defense Attorney

Call Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald D. Phillips regarding protecting your rights. We will do our absolute best to thoroughly defend you while attempting to obtain you a very favorable outcome. Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay Dover, Delaware law office at 302 697 2499.  Our Georgetown, Delaware law office can be dialed at 302 855 9300. You can also contact us.

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