Have you been criminally charged with the crime of sexual battery in Ohio? This is a very serious allegation that our firm does not take lightly, and neither should you. It is considered a felony offense in Ohio, which means that you will face a long prison sentence and significant fines if convicted. As a sexual battery convict, a serious stigma will be put on you that you will carry for the rest of your life.
What the Law Has to Say
In most cases, sexual battery can be charged when an individual touches another person who is not their spouse and outside of the other person’s consent. This can also include circumstances when the victim is mentally incapable of providing consent, such as being blacked out from drug use or in a coma.) In its most extreme form, it would be classified as rape. If the victim is too young to provide consent, it will be considered statutory rape.
As far as penalties, the outcome of a conviction will largely depend on the age of the alleged victim and the level of harm caused to the alleged victim. For instance, if the victim was under 13 and serious harm was caused, the defendant would face a lifetime prison sentence without the opportunity for parole.
Sexual battery is defined under Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.03.
Getting the Legal Help You Need
At Patituce & Associates, we are relentless and refuse to lose. Choose our firm to represent you if you are accused of sexual battery in Ohio. You cannot afford to work with a firm that does not strive for the greatest possible outcome. As soon as you consult with a knowledgeable and professional criminal defense attorney, the better your chance will be of combatting the charges against you. Our firm can work to help you achieve the best possible outcome available.