1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title M: Offenses Against Public Health and Morals
  6. Article 235: Obscenity and Related Offenses


Section 235.05 Obscenity in the third degree

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of obscenity in the third degree when, knowing its content and character, he:

  1. Promotes, or possesses with intent to promote, any obscene material; or

  2. Produces, presents or directs an obscene performance or participates in a portion thereof which is obscene or which contributes to its obscenity.

  Obscenity in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.