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Is it a crime in New York to Curse Someone and Give them the Finger?

By: Kenneth S. Feraru, Esq.

Law enforcement came to my home. A friend is living with us stood in front of our house and was “giving the finger,” to a neighbor due to a disagreement. Can my housemate be arrested for cursing and showing the finger?

Answer: If the claim raises to the level of harassment or some other crime, your friend could be arrested. What the ultimate result will be depends on too many factors to discuss here. Your friend would do well to consult a criminal attorney to discuss the facts, and before he or she speaks with law enforcement. .

If you find yourself with questions such as is above, please feel free to contact the Law Offices of Kenneth S. Feraru, P.C. we are happy to help you explore all of your legal options. Kenneth S. Feraru has successfully represented many clients against New York criminal laws.

If you need help defending yourself against a potential criminal charges and in dealing with law enforcement for any reason, in Nassau County, call us at (516) 535-3333 or contact our office through this website to set up a consultation. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. 

Attorney Kenneth S. Feraru covers all the Nassau County areas such as: Great Neck, Manhasset, Mineola, Valley Stream, Malverne, New Hyde Park, Garden City, West Hempstead, Hempstead, Elmont, Uniondale, Rockville Centre, Westbury, Roslyn, Freeport, Merrick, Beth Page, Port Washington, Lake Success, Locust Valley, Brookville, Centerville, Oyster Bay, Bayville, Kings Point, Baxter Estates, Munsey Park, Kensington, Sands Point, Franklin Square, Williston park, Carle Place, Sea Cliff, Manorhaven, Jericho, Plainview, Mill Neck, Lattington, Hicksville, Farmingdale, East Meadow, Lynbrook and Floral Park.

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