Sexual assault is any sexual act committed by any person towards another person without her/his consent or will. The nature of these acts involve coerces or physical force against the victim to perform the act, such as vaginal intercourse, anal or oral penetration, touching, or any other sexual act. Sexual assault charges are also filed against the accused of this crime even if the victim was unconscious, a minor, or unable to give consent for other reason such as drug intoxication or mental disability.
California Sexual Assault
Depending of the circumstances of the case the act may be prosecuted by the law as sexual assault, sexual battery or in some cases as a rape under the California penal code. Sexual assault in California comes with serious penalties and punishment and also heavy fines, as well as social stigma and a sexual record. Nevertheless there are some cases in which probation or mandatory counseling may take place.
- As Misdemeanor the punishment up to 6 months imprisonment and fine up to $1000
- As a Felony the punishment is from 1 up to 6 years imprisonment and fine from $2000 to 10,000.
- Lack of evidence
- Consent is present
- No intent
- False accusation
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
If you're facing sexual assault charges in California, challenging victim testimony can be a delicate procedure. Following the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best course of action to fight against this type of crime in California. With more than 40 years of experience, The Law Office of Raoul Severo in California is glad to assist you, so please don't hesitate to reach out for a free of charge evaluation of your case. Last but not least, by reading this article you are entitled to use one of our discount coupons for lawyers that will grant you a discount and a free assessment of your case. Just send us a message including the code: CriminalOffense_5-20
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