Accused of Sexual Battery in GA?
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The law defines sexual battery as the act of attempting to make contact with another person in a sexual manner or engage the person in sexual activity, and the other person does not consent to the act. Some examples of this type of touching may include fondling, handling, groping, or rubbing—referring to any type of physical gestures made on or towards the other person. Someone could accuse another person of sexual battery for any perceived act, whether or not the alleged offender intended to make a sexual advance or not.
Whatever the case may be, it is crucial that you consult with one of the lawyers at The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. about your charges. Our knowledge of the law and respected reputation on both state and federal court systems means that we have
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How can you defend me from my charges?
Sexual battery encompasses a number of types of crimes, but the element that differentiates sexual battery from a case of sexual harassment, for example, is that there was injury caused to someone else. It can often be charged in commission with another crime, such as sexual assault.
These are the possible penalties for sexual battery charges:
- Court-ordered counseling
- Restitution for the victim
- Imprisonment between 1 and 5 years, depending on the charge
On the first conviction, the accused may have a misdemeanor charge on their record, "of a high and aggravated nature." If the alleged victim is under the age of 16, however, the punishment becomes a felony-level charge and may include imprisonment up to 5 years. A second conviction of sexual battery places similar imprisonment terms, and may also carry different penalties, which can vary based on the circumstances.
If you were accused, talk to The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. about your case in detail. This is especially important if you need more specific answers about the possible penalties. We go above and beyond for our clients to ensure they are protected and their rights are upheld.
There is no time to waste—call our Atlanta criminal defense attorneys right away. We offer free, confidential case consultations, so be sure to book your appointment today!