Sexual Battery - PC 243.4

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Have you been accused of sexual battery? At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC we understand how serious these allegations are and the consequences which can result. According to the California Penal Code Section 243.4, a person could be accused of sexual battery if they touch a victim against their victim or while the victim was restrained. The touching is for the purpose of the sexual gratification of the abuser and could be done with the help of an accomplice.

Penalties for Sexual Battery in California

If you are convicted of sexual battery, you could be put in county jail for up to one year and fined up to $2,000. In more serious cases of sexual battery, you could be facing up to four years in state prison and a $10,000 fine.

Situations which could make the charges more serious are if the alleged victim was an employee and the abuser was their employer. If the sexual battery was against a minor and the abuser had already been convicted of felony sexual battery in the past, they could be charged with a felony.

Call Our San Diego Law Firm for Strong Defense

The consequences of a sex crime conviction are more than just time behind bars and a fine. If you are convicted of the crime of sexual battery, you will permanently be labeled a sex offender. Your information and the details of your crime will be posted for the public to see and you will have to register every year and every time you move.

If you would like to discuss the circumstances of your case with a member of our team, please contact a San Diego criminal defense attorney from our team. We will do everything possible to get your charges dropped or reduced. Call The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC today!