Murrieta Sexual Battery Attorney
Seasoned Criminal Defense Representation in Riverside County
The criminal accusation of sexual battery is a serious legal matter in
California. If you have been arrested and charged or are subject to an
investigation by law enforcement into this offense, you should take immediate
action by consulting with an experienced attorney. The
Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates provides seasoned legal representation in
criminal defense. Our firm has served hundreds of clients in and around Riverside County
since 1999. In our years of experience, we have been successful in obtaining
case dismissals, reduced charges, and acquittals for many of our clients.
Our track record of effective defense work has led to a 10 out of 10 Superb
rating by Avvo.
What is sexual battery?
Sexual battery is described under Section 243.4 of the California Penal
Code. Per this law, sexual battery consists of the touching of another's
intimate body parts to obtain sexual gratification or arousal or to abuse
the victim. The touching of the victim is against his or her will or without
consent. Depending on the circumstances, this offense may be charged as
a misdemeanor or felony. Where the alleged victim has been unlawfully
restrained, was institutionalized, seriously disabled, or medically incapacitated,
was unconscious at the time of the offense, or was fraudulently under
the impression that the physical contact was for professional purposes
(as in medical or dental situations), this offense is generally charged
as a felony. In the case of unlawful restraint, the victim may have been
restrained by either the person committing the offense or by an accomplice.
A misdemeanor sexual battery charge is punishable by up to one year in
a county jail with fines of up to $2,000. If the victim was an employee,
the fine may be as high as $3,000. In the case of felony sexual battery
charges, a conviction carries penalties of up to three years in a state
prison and fines that range up to $10,000.
Free Case Consultation with a Murrieta Sexual Battery Lawyer
Getting skilled legal help is paramount in any
sexual misconduct charge if you wish to obtain the most favorable outcome. Our firm offers
a free case evaluation in which you can sit down and talk to an experienced
attorney about your situation. Get knowledgeable legal advice and learn
how our firm can help you with a skilled defense.
If you have been arrested for sexual battery in Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee,
Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Perris, Corona or Riverside,
contact us for your consultation today. We can help!