If you have been accused, or are under investigation for sexual battery or any form of sexual assault, contact Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC immediately to discuss your case and charges with an experienced Santa Rosa sex crime defense attorney.
Sexual Battery is a sex crime which is defined by California penal code section 243.4(a), which reads in part:
“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, is guilty of sexual battery.”
Sexual battery is a wobbler offense, meaning it may be charged as a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail up to one year and/or a fine of $2,000, or as a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years and/or a fine up to $10,000 as a felony.
In addition, a conviction will mandate lifetime registration as a sex offender, pursuant to Penal Code Section 290.
North Bay Attorneys Defending Sexual Battery Charges
With offices located in Sonoma and Marin Counties, sex crimes defense attorneys Michael A. Fiumara and Justin O. Millgan handle sexual assault and battery cases throughout the entire North Bay of California.
North Bay Sexual Assault Lawyers
Our law firm offers a free confidential consultation to those facing any type of sex crime charge. During this consultation, we will review your situation, answer your questions and help you become informed regarding sexual battery charges and what you can do to help avoid a conviction for this serious offense.
Some possible defenses include: mistaken identity, no witness or an unreliable witness, insufficient physical evidence, false accusations, a motive or motives to makes false accusations and possibly the accuser’s background.
Regardless of the charges, the important thing is that Santa Rosa defense lawyer Michael A. Fiumara and his team at Fiumara & Milligan Law, P.C. will review your particular charges to determine what defense strategy may be the most successful in defending your case.
Call us today for a FREE case evaluation at 707-571-8600 OR 415-492-4507.