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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 non-consensual intercourse with the victim, the charge becomes rape.

If you have been accused of sexual assault, make sure to call a skilled Van Nuys sexual assault 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.

Get your case started by calling our Van Nuys criminal lawyer at (818) 797-9212.

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 Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you’re facing sex crime 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 Van Nuys criminal defense lawyer help you defend your rights and safeguard your future. Attorney Spindel has more than 24 years of experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.

Contact us at (818) 797-9212 to request a FREE initial case evaluation. We are available 24/7 to take your calls.

Commonly Asked Questions

How can a Van Nuys sexual assault attorney help if I'm falsely accused?

If you're falsely accused of sexual assault in Van Nuys, a sexual assault attorney can provide crucial legal representation. They can advocate on your behalf, ensuring that your side of the story is heard and that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. An experienced attorney can navigate the complexities of the legal system, challenge evidence, and work to prevent a wrongful conviction.

What should I do immediately after being accused of sexual assault in Los Angeles County?

If you're accused of sexual assault in Los Angeles County, it's imperative to contact a skilled Van Nuys sexual assault attorney immediately. Refrain from trying to explain the situation on your own, as this could inadvertently worsen your case. An attorney can guide you through the legal process, help you understand your rights, and develop a defense strategy tailored to your situation.

What factors must be proven for a sexual assault charge in California?

In California, to charge someone with sexual assault, it must be proven that the defendant touched the victim's intimate parts without consent, the victim was restrained, and the defendant intended the touching for their own sexual gratification, arousal, or abuse. These elements are critical for the prosecution to establish a case against the accused.

Why should I choose the Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel for my sexual assault defense?

Choosing the Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel for your sexual assault defense in Van Nuys offers you the advantage of over 24 years of legal experience. The firm is dedicated to defending your rights and securing your future, providing personalized attention and a robust defense strategy. They are available 24/7, ensuring that you receive support whenever you need it.

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