Sexual battery refers to an undesired form of touch with a private or intimate part of the body that is performed for purposes of sexual arousal, sexual gratification or sexual abuse. This kind of act may take place even if the victim has clothes on or not and usually involves oral, anal, or vaginal penetration as well as the use of sex toys or any other related object.
Sexual Battery in California
California Penal code Section 243.4 PC states that “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” he or she is guilty of sexual battery under the Law.
Punishments for Sexual Battery in California
- Misdemeanor Sexual Battery: Punishment is up to 6-month of imprisonment and fine up to $1000.
- Felony Sexual Battery: Punishment is 1, 2 ,3 or 4 years of imprisonment and fine up to $10.000
Defense for Sexual Battery in California
- False Allegation
- Insufficient Evidence
- With Consent
California Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing charges of sexual battery or any other sexual crime in California seeking help from an experienced and skilled federal criminal defense attorney is crucial to get the best deal possible on your case. With more than 40 years of experience, the Law Office of Raoul Severo is at your disposal for a free of charge assessment of your case.
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