California Sexual Battery Lawyer
Have you been charged with Sexual Battery? Do not face this charge alone! Let Weber Law help you today!
Sexual battery is a serious crime, no matter where you live. Specifically, in California, being found guilty of sexual battery can come with a hefty fine and a lengthy imprisonment. There are different aspects to the crime of sexual battery, all of which come with serious penalties. A charge of sexual battery can have detrimental effects on your record that can follow you for life. Do not face these charges alone; do not face the court room alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
California Sexual Battery Charges and Penalties
What is Sexual Battery?
In California, any person who touches an intimate part of another while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if the touching is against the will of the person touched is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of sexual battery. There are other specifics that also encompass sexual battery which include:
1.Any person who touches an intimate part of another person who is institutionalized for medical treatment and who is seriously disabled or medically incapacitated, if the touching is against the will of the person touched, and if the touching is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse is guilty of sexual battery;
2.Any person who touches an intimate part of another person for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, and the victim is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act because the perpetrator fraudulently represented that the touching served a professional purpose is guilty of sexual battery.
3.Any person who for the purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, causes another against that person’s will while that person is unlawfully restrained by either by the accused or an accomplice is for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of sexual battery.
A main aspect of the crime of sexual battery is committing the act for sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse. It is also important to note that sexual battery is different from California Penal Code § 261, Rape.
What is the Punishment?
Sexual battery is punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, and a fine of not more than $2,000, or by imprisonment for two to four years, and by a fine not exceeding $10,000.00. However, if the defendant was an employer and the victim an employee of the defendant then the punishment shall be a fine of not more than $3,000.00, and imprisonment of up to six months, or both.
If you have been convicted of a felony before and committed sexual battery against a minor, then it is punishable by imprisonment for two to four years and a fine not exceeding $10,000.00.
There are potential ways to lower a sentence; let Weber Law help you reduce your sentence if you have already been found guilty
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Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a sexual battery charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when you could be facing jail time and a permanent black mark on your record. The court system can be intimidating, and without good legal help, the consequences can be devastating. Having a charge of sexual battery on your record can make it hard to find a job, keep a job, rent an apartment, or even adopt a child.
Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the charge of sexual battery, which include but are not limited to mistakes or accidents, such as not knowing the person was not consenting, lack of evidence, arguing that there was actually no battery occurring, being falsely accused, or looking at the police report to see if they had probable cause for an arrest. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean and keep you out of jail. Sexual battery, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone; let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual battery in the State of California, contact Weber Law for your free consultation today.
CA Penal Code § 243.4, Sexual Battery
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