If you’ve been charged with sexual battery, Louisiana, you’re facing a world of trouble. The truth is, throughout Louisiana, sexual crimes are prosecuted forcefully and penalized harshly.
Depending on the circumstances, you could spend years in prison if you’re convicted. Plus, you’ll be forced to register as a sex offender, which could haunt you for the rest of your life.
What Defines Sexual Battery in Louisiana?
In Louisiana and New Orleans, sexual battery is defined as the intentional touching or engaging in sexual acts without the victim’s consent. Keep in mind that, even with consent, you can still be charged with sexual battery if the victim is under 15 years of age or is 3 years younger than the offender.
The penalties for sexual battery are severe. You could spend decades of your life in prison. You’ll also be required to register as a sex offender, which can ruin your ability to get a job, rent an apartment, and much more.
Louisiana Recognizes Several Types of Sexual Battery
1- Misdemeanor Sexual Battery usually involves touching a person’s breast(s) without their consent.
2- Oral Sexual Battery in Louisiana involves using the mouth or tongue during the offense. (This can be either the victim or the offender.)
3- Second-Degree Sexual Battery is when the victim is seriously injured in the sexual attack.
4- The attempted sexual battery is when an attempt is made to commit a sexual offense, even if it is unsuccessful.
If the victim is under the age of 13, the mandatory prison sentence for sexual battery is 25 years and can be as harsh as 99 years.
Get a Free Legal Consultation with an Experienced Louisiana Sexual Battery Attorney
Sexual battery charges are no laughing matter. If you’ve been charged, you need to contact New Orleans criminal lawyer Chris Carbine immediately. Mr. Carbine has years of experience, and success, in both State and Federal courts. His attention to detail and deep knowledge of the law could save you from a life of misery in prison.
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