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Also known as sexual battery, sexual assault occurs when an offender forces a victim to perform an unwanted and offensive sexual act. This includes anything from simple groping to rape. In many sexual assault cases, the charge is based on the statement and testimony of the victim, increasing the difficulty of bringing a defense against allegations. Sexual assault cases can be very difficult to comprehend and you need a knowledgeable Ventura criminal defense lawyer by your side to defend your rights and help you to understand your legal choices.

Sexual Battery Conviction in Santa Barbara

A conviction for sexual assault will be with you for the rest of your life. The penalties for sexual assault can vary depending on the extent of charges. It will depend on whether the crime is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. A conviction for a misdemeanor or a felony will require you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Being forced to register as a sex offender is not only humiliating but can also limit your job options and even limit where you'll be able to live.

Misdemeanor or Felony Penalties

A misdemeanor is covered under California Penal Code §234.4 (e)(1) and involves any intentional and unconsented to touching of intimate parts of an individual. It can lead to probations, up to $2,000 in fines and 6 months in jail. A felony is charged under California Penal Code §243.4 and is punishable by up to four years in prison, $10,000 in fines and probations.

Going through the various processes of the criminal justice system is very intimidating and can leave you feeling as though your fate is completely out of your hands. The series of arraignments, preliminary hearings and other matters can be extremely stressful. My firm is committed to treating you with respect and integrity while providing you with the personal service you deserve. I have tried over 100 cases and will be with you every step of the way throughout the process of your sex crime case. I am available to clients to explain what is happening and to help you understand your legal options.

My firm is dedicated to proving the energetic and knowledgeable defense you need during a difficult time. Call my firm today at (877) 378-6147 to start preparing. 

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Part of the legal process you may face involves arraignments, preliminary hearings and other court related matters. I have extensive jury trial experience and have conducted hundreds of these types of court procedures. I am also very familiar with the prosecutors and have a unique insight into how they think and make their decisions. This will enable me to provide you with the dedicated and knowledgeable defense you will need.

I can provide the resources to fully examine your case and investigate the charges against you in order to challenge any evidence obtained illegally. A conviction can result in fines, probation, community service, and jail or prison time. Don't let this happen to you. Your freedom and future are at risk, so you must call now to get the help you need.

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