December 23, 2009 By Stephen Klarich

KTLA reported on the recent arrest of Daniel Charles Elliott. Elliott was arrested and charged with felony sexual battery. He allegedly sexually battered a woman who is a USC student. The female USC student accepted a ride from Elliott whom she believed to be a USC bus driver. She told police that he drove up to her and another student in a bus, said he would drive them home, and then refused to let them out of the vehicle when they arrived at their home. This is when the alleged battery took place.

Sexual battery can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the situation. The law states that the sexual battery will be charged as a felony when the person is unconscious, unlawfully restrained (as alleged in the case above), or institutionalized/medically incapacitated/disabled. With a felony conviction, the penalties can include probation, up to 4 years in prison, parole, fines, and the requirement to register as a sex offender.

If you or a loved one is facing a sexual battery charge, Wallin and Klarich can assist you. Our California sex crimes defense attorneys have years of experience in defending clients against sexual offenses. It is important that you contact our sex crimes defense attorneys as soon as possible so we can begin working on building a strong defense for you. We understand the seriousness of your situation and want to ensure that your rights are protected. Call Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 466-5245 for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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