Sexual Battery

by on February 28, 2014

Temecula Sexual Battery Defense Attorney
Sexual battery is defined by California Penal code section 243.4 as the touching of one’s genital area, buttocks, or female breasts, better known as a person’s intimate parts without consent.

The crime of sexual battery is considered a wobbler meaning that it may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances; but in either case PC 290 mandatory sex offender registration would be imposed if convicted.

Some examples where the crime would be charged as a felony are: the victim was unaware of the inappropriate touching because he or she was fraudulently convinced that the touching was for medical or other professional purposes; the victim was unlawfully restrained; the victim was forced to touch the suspect’s intimate parts or was forced to masturbate.Some examples where the crime would be charged as a misdemeanor are: the suspect intentionally fondling a female’s breasts without her consent; the suspect putting his or her hands on another person’s buttocks without consent.

Penalties Associated with Sexual Battery
Penalties differ in regards to a misdemeanor and felony. If convicted of a misdemeanor sexual battery, one may face county jail for up to a year and fines amounting to as much as $2000. A felony conviction can result in up to 4 years in state prison and fines amounting to as much as $10,000. In determining what penalty to impose, factors such as whether violence, fear, or threat was used; whether the victim was conscious at the time of act; and whether victim was a minor. As your sexual battery defense lawyer we take all these factors into consideration in building a strong defense on your behalf.

We understand that a conviction of sexual battery or any other sex crime has a huge effect on your life and we want to offer not only legal assistance but also our support. We have defended many in similar situations and we know for a fact that there are many ways to fight these charges.

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Hiring the best private criminal defense lawyer you can will often determine where your life goes from here. Will you get punished for something you didn’t do?  Will you end up with a harsher punishment than you deserve? We know that persons who settle for overworked public defenders will often receive harsher financial fines, longer incarcerations and probation than those who hire private criminal defense attorneys who spend the time necessary to get to know their clients and then fight vigorously on their behalf.

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Experienced criminal defense should not be out-of-reach of average people. We offer our clients reasonable fees. Getting experienced and knowledgeable legal help should not put you in the poor house. Our fees are extremely reasonable. Additionally, we accept credit cards and on a case-by-case basis can even make payment plan arrangements when necessary. .

If you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer in the Temecula Valley who will passionately fight for your rights, protect your interests, and offer an expert advice to the predicament you find yourself entangled, you’ve found him.

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