Los Angeles Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

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Sexual assault can be prosecuted through California’s sexual assault or sexual battery laws. These laws punish anyone who is convicted of unwanted touching of another person’s intimate parts (defined by the California Penal Code as the victim’s sexual organ, anus, groin, or buttocks of any person and the breast of a female). If sexual assault leads to nonconsensual intercourse with the victim, the charge becomes rape.

If you have been accused of sexual assault, make sure to call a skilled Los Angeles sex offenses attorney as soon as possible. Even someone completely innocent of the charge could make their situation worse by trying to explain what actually happened. Let an experienced attorney advocate on your behalf.

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Establishing Sexual Assault

In order for a prosecutor to charge someone with sexual assault, the following elements must be established:

  1. The defendant touched the victim’s intimate parts (directly or through clothing) while the victim was restrained by the defendant or another person.
  2. The touching was against the victim’s will, meaning the victim did not consent to the contact.
  3. The defendant intended to engage in the unwanted touching for his or her own sexual gratification, sexual arousal, or sexual abuse.

Penalties

If someone is convicted of sexual battery, they could face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000; the fine increases to $3,000 if the defendant was the victim’s employer. However, if someone was charged with felony sexual battery, it could lead to a range of punishments. Jail sentences for conviction range from 1 year to 4 years in jail and a fine ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. If a person is charged with sexual assault and rape, the penalties can be even more severe.

Talk to Our Skilled Defense Attorney Today

If you’re facing sexual assault charges, make sure to get your defense started as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel understands this may be a frightening and stressful time for you, especially if you’ve never faced criminal charges before. Let our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer help you defend your rights and safeguard your future. Attorney Spindel has more than 15 years of experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.

Contact us at (888) 973-0209 to request a FREE initial case evaluation. We are available 24/7 to take your calls.