LOS ANGELES SEXUAL BATTERY
Sexual Battery, Penal Code 243.4
What is sexual battery?
The law defines sexual battery as follows:
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." (Penal Code 243.4)
Are the elements of the crime for a misdemeanor Sexual Battery the same for a Felony Charge of Sexual Battery?
No. On a felony charge, there must be touching of the skin.
Mandatory Sex Offender Registration for Life
One of the consequences of sexual battery is life time registration as a sex offender, possible life time requirement of a GPS, and preclusion from living within 2000 feet of any school or park.
Possible Jail or Prison Sentence
The prosecutor may file the sexual battery charge as either a felony or misdemeanor. If filed as a felony, the person charged may be sent to state prison and incarcerated for a sentencing range of 2, 3, or 4 years and receive up to a $10,000.00 fine. In addition, the person would have to register as a sex offender for life under Penal Code 290.
Time is of the essence.
While the prosecutors and police detective are working around the clock to build a case against you for a violation of penal code section 243.4 for sexual battery, it is imperative to immediately build a successful criminal defense.
Will it make a difference to retain a sex crimes criminal defense lawyer if I am accused of sexual battery?
Yes. Because the consequences of being a registered sex offender has grave consequences as well as possibility of jail, it is important to call for a free cnsultation today. Call our office at (626) 859-2295 for a free consultaiton. We handel cases primarily in Los Angeles and Orange Counties only.
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