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Sexual Battery Defense2020-01-17T00:55:00+00:00

New Orleans Sexual Battery Attorney

Over the years, Elizabeth B. Carpenter, an award winning Louisiana criminal attorney, has learned that not everyone arrested for sexual battery is in fact guilty. False accusations and misunderstandings are more common than the public wishes to believe. Ms. Carpenter is proud of the reputation that she has earned for zealous advocacy on both the state and federal level. She understands that being arrested and charged with a sex crime is one of the most embarrassing, traumatic events a person can go through. You need an experienced and dedicated attorney on your side.

What Constitutes Sexual Battery in Louisiana?

Generally speaking, Sexual Battery in Louisiana is the intentional engaging in any of the following acts with another person where the offender acts without the consent of the victim, or where the act is consensual but the other person, who is not the spouse of the offender, has not yet attained fifteen years of age and is at least three years younger than the offender:

The touching of the anus or genitals of the victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the offender

OR

The touching of the anus or genitals of the offender by the victim using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the victim.

Louisiana Several Different Types of Sexual Battery

  • Attempted Sexual Battery can be any of those listed above wherein the offender does not succeed in committing the sexual offense – however a clear attempt was made.

Penalties for Sexual Battery

The sentencing ranges for Sexual Battery Crimes in Louisiana can be very high. In cases where the victim is under the age of 13 the mandatory minimum sentence is 25 years and the maximum is 99 years in prison. All of these offenses also require sex offender registration except for misdemeanor sexual battery.

Contact: Sexual Battery Defense Attorney

A sex crimes attorney can ensure that your rights are fully protected at every stage of the legal process, from preliminary hearing through jury trial. The attorney can also sometimes work with prosecutors and judges to negotiate alternative sentencing as opposed to standard imprisonment. If you are under investigation for or have you been charged with a sexual battery in New Orleans contact a criminal defense attorney today! Available 24/7 at 504-599-5955!

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