California Penal Code Section 243.4 (a) provides that any person who touches an intimate part of another person that 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.
The experienced lawyers at Wallin and Klarich can raise the valid defense of consent on your behalf if you had a reasonable belief that the victim was giving her consent to the touching. An experienced defense attorney can help by showing the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and seeking a dismissal or a plea bargain agreement to a reduced or lesser offense depending on the facts and circumstances of your case.
It is important to retain the law firm of Wallin and Klarich as this is a serious offense and will be treated as such by the prosecution. This offense can be filed either as a felony or misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and a fine while a felony is punishable by up to 4 years in county jail and a fine. You may also be required to register as a sex offender if convicted.
If you are confronted with accusations of sexual assault, it is essential that you contact an experienced California sexual assault lawyer who is familiar with such cases. With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, and West Covina, Wallin & Klarich has successfully represented clients facing sexual assault charges for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and the know-how to win your case. Call us today at 877-466-5245. We will be there when you call.