Sexual battery is a serious crime and if you have been arrested and accused of this crime, you will need an experienced lawyer to represent you as your case hits the judicial system.
Criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone is well-versed in defending cases involving sexual battery and other sex crimes. He’s the best person to call if you have been arrested on these charges.What is Considered Sexual Battery?
The legal definition of sexual battery is fairly simple. It is an unwanted form of contact that is made for the purpose of sexual gratification, sexual abuse or sexual arousal. It doesn’t matter whether the victim is clothed or naked. Sexual battery can also occur when someone forces a victim to touch them in an unwanted way.
If you are arrested and accused of sexual battery, you need to reach out to a lawyer right away. Actually, the sooner the better so he or she can get to work on your behalf before much time elapses.
You will want an attorney to be by your side when you speak to law enforcement investigators about your case. This is for your protection. You will want a legal representative with you because investigators will use anything you say against you in court. Your attorney can make sure you don’t say something that will negatively affect your case.
The best advice is to stay away from criminal activity. But since you’ve already been charged that is not an option. You will learn that this crime is punishable by prison time, fines, fees, rehab or a mix of these.
This can be a felony if an injury was caused to a person or if a deadly weapon was used in the commission of this crime.
Penalties range from up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. Of course this all depends on the circumstances of your case.
In addition to the penalties, a conviction could mean that you are required to register with the state as a sex offender. This is something that could have a long-lasting effect on you and the lives of your family members for years to come.