Los Angeles Sexual Battery Defense Lawyer
Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Attorney
If you have been accused, or are under investigation for sexual battery
or any form of sexual assault, contact the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein
immediately to discuss your case and charges with an experienced Los Angeles
sex crime defense lawyer.
Sexual Battery is a sex crime which is defined by California penal code
section 243.4(a), which reads in part:
"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."
Sexual battery is a wobbler offense, meaning it may be charged as a misdemeanor
punishable by imprisonment in the county jail up to one year and/or a
fine of $2,000, or as a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state
prison for 2, 3, or 4 years and/or a fine up to $10,000 as a felony. In
addition, a conviction will mandate lifetime registration as a sex offender,
pursuant to Penal Code Section 290.
Los Angeles Attorney Defending Sexual Battery Charges
Have you been accused of sexual battery in Los Angeles? With offices located
in Beverly Hills, California, sex crimes defense attorney Robert M. Bernstein
handles sexual assault and battery cases throughout Los Angeles County
and the state of California.
Los Angeles Sexual Assault Lawyer
Los Angeles sexual assault defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein offers a
free confidential consultation to those facing any type of sex crime charge.
During this consultation, attorney Bernstein will review your situation,
answer your questions and help you become informed regarding sexual battery
charges and what you can do to help avoid a conviction for this serious offense.
Some possible defenses include: mistaken identity, no witness or an unreliable
witness, insufficient physical evidence, false accusations, a motive or
motives to makes false accusations and possibly the accuser’s background.
Regardless of the charges, the important thing is that Los Angeles defense
lawyer Robert Bernstein will review your particular charges to determine
what defense strategy may be the most successful in defending your case.