Sexual Battery Articles

Is Sexual Battery a Felony? (PC 243.4)

California Penal Code Section 243.4 defines the crime of sexual battery as the unlawful touching of an intimate part of another person against that person’s will for the purposes of sexual arousal, gratification or abuse. If you are charged with sexual battery, you face serious criminal consequences. Sexual battery under PC 243.4 is a wobbler offense, meaning it could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Let our experienced…

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Is it Rape if Your Partner Changed His/Her Mind During Intercourse?

When rape is portrayed in television or in movies, it is portrayed in a way that leaves no doubt the perpetrator committed the crime. But consent during a sexual act is sometimes less clear than you think. What happens if your partner consented to sexual activity but begins to object while in the middle of intercourse? Is this “rape” in the conventional sense? Rape Defined by Law (PC 261) California…

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