Los Angeles Sexual Assault Lawyer

Have you been accused of or charged with sexual assault?

Sexual assault, also known as sexual battery, is defined in our state penal code as follows: 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.(California Penal Code Section 243.4) You can see that this covers a wide variety of actions. As in most sex crimes, it often comes down to the word of two people; one says it happened, another says it didn't. This can make these types of charges difficult to defend as well as prosecute. The important thing is that if you have been accused of sexual assault, you will want to immediately find a criminal attorney in Los Angeles who can help to protect your rights, fight aggressively in your defense and, if necessary, take it all the way to a trial.

Sexual Assault Defense

Sexual assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances alleged. Being assaulted sexually, or thinking that you have been assaulted sexually, can be a very traumatizing experience for anyone. We have found that often times the truth of what has occurred is often exaggerated, or completely altered due to this fact and others, such as revenge. Being charged with the crime and facing the possibility of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, can also be traumatizing. Don't hesitate to call us and get our help to get to the truth of the matter and ensure that your rights are protected.

If you are facing sexual assault charges, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney today.