Accused of Sexual Battery?
Contact a Proven Noblesville Sex Crimes Attorney
Have you been charged with sexual battery? If so, then the time to start
exploring your legal options is now. Like other sexual offenses, sexual
battery can come with serious penalties if a conviction is reached—and
can still affect the accused's reputation no matter what the verdict.
That it is why is so essential to retain experienced and proven defense
counsel to navigate these charges on your behalf.
The Criminal Defense Team, our
Noblesville sex crime lawyers are well-versed in defending against sexual offense allegations. We understand
that these charges require swift and aggressive legal action to dispel
not just in the eyes of the judge and jury, but of the community, as well.
Clients that come to us can rest assured that every defense avenue will
be diligently pursued to its fullest extent.
Do not hesitate to start mounting an effective defense.
Contact us to speak to a dedicated Noblesville criminal defense lawyer today.
Sexual Battery Definitions
Sexual battery is described in Ind. Code § 35-42-4-8 and is defined
as when "a person who, with intent to arouse or satisfy the person's
own sexual desires or the sexual desires of another person, touches another
person." In these cases, the victim must be "compelled to submit
to the touching by force or the imminent threat of force," or "so
mentally disabled or deficient that consent to the touching cannot be
given." This is considered a Class D felony.
This offense can be charged as a Class C felony if certain elements are present:
- If the threat of deadly force is used
- If a deadly weapon is present (and used to threaten)
- If the battery occurs to a victim who has been drugged
Both Class C and Class D felonies come with significant prison sentences.
These convictions also come with sexual offender registration requirements,
as well. If you have been accused, our firm is ready to hear from you. Our
criminal defense firm can start assessing the circumstances of your arrest and develop
a robust defense strategy that speaks to the seriousness of these allegations.
Act now. Contact our Noblesville criminal defense attorneys to schedule a
free case evaluation.