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Sexual Battery

Non-consensual touching of the intimate parts of another person is a felony offense known as sexual battery in California. During the course of our practice, we have handled many cases of sexual battery. In many instances, the alleged perpetrator had no idea that he or she was engaging in illegal behavior. Since the law surrounding what does and does not constitute sexual battery can be confusing, it is of the utmost importance that you retain competent counsel if you are arrested for a sex crime. Call and set up your free consultation today to find out your options.

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Sexual Battery in California

Any type of sex crime conviction can result in jail time and costly fines. Like statutory rape, sexual battery can be either a felony or misdemeanor offense. According to California Penal Code 243.4, any person who touches an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against the will of the person touched and is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of sexual battery.

Misdemeanor Sexual Battery Charges

If police have arrested you for sexual battery, consult with a skilled lawyer in California as soon as possible. We at David Lehr Law have extensive experience helping individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony sexual battery. If convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery, you face up to one year in jail and up to $2,000 in fines.

Felony Sexual Battery Charges

Felony offenses are serious crimes punishable by long prison time and expensive fines. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could face two, three or four years in a state prison.

Regardless of whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony sexual battery offense, if convicted you will be registered as a lifetime sexual offender. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience defending clients facing charges for sex crimes ranging from sodomy and forced oral copulation to sexual battery and rape.

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A sex crime charge can damage your reputation and cost you your freedom. Let David Lehr Law fight passionately to defend your rights against sexual battery charges in Ventura, Camarillo, or Oxnard. Hablamos Espanol.

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