Santa Clara County Sexual Battery Defense Attorney
The state of California takes sexual battery charges very seriously. If you were to be convicted of a sexual battery you are are exposed to a long list of punitive repercussions. These may include:
- Substantial Jail Time
- Stringent Probation
- Extensive Anger Management Classes
- “Sex Offender” Registration
- Damaging Criminal Record
The truth is, anytime someone is accused of a crime that is sexual in nature, the prosecution will strive to impose far reaching consequences. Sometimes, even the most remorseful accused can be affected for the rest of their lives by the overreach of these charges.
If you or someone you love has been accused of sexual assault, do not hesitate to employ Wesley Schroeder for the defense of that case. While past success does not guarantee future outcomes, we have a history of excellent representation that reaches back decades, including jury trial acquittals or vastly reduced charges in sex-related cases.
What Does The State of California Consider Sexual Battery?
In the state of California, sexual battery is defined as (per Penal Code Section 243.4):
“Any person who touches an intimate part of another person, if the touching is against the will of the person touched, and is for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery, punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in state prison for up to four years.”
In other words, sexual battery is any unwanted or offensive sexual touching. This could include anything from groping to attempted rape. Anyone accused of a crime needs the help of a criminal defense attorney who will fight for him or her. Those facing sexual assault charges are no exception. Experience matters a great deal when your reputation, your future, and your family are on the line. Wesley Schroeder possesses an extremely high level of experience and competency with the criminal law, including handling several hundred sex-related offenses over his forty year career. Our team will work to maintain your personal freedom in the aftermath of these charges.
Possible Defenses For Sexual Assault Charges
Our team will work to uncover every possible angle to represent you with seasoned expertise. Some of the defense strategies we may employ to fight the sexual battery charges would include establishing when appropriate false allegations, consent of the alleged victim, and insufficient evidence. In addition, there may be improper police reporting, Miranda rights violations, and other important factors that need to be investigated and discussed when we take a case. Any witnesses will be interviewed, and DNA evidence scrutinized if appropriate.
Contact Our Firm
If you or someone you love has been arrested for or accused of criminal sexual battery here in San Jose or Santa Clara County, contact the Law Offices of Wesley Schroeder today. Let us represent your side of the case in the aftermath of these charges. Call (408) 277-0377 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our firm and get started on your case. Our experience in representing Californians is criminal defense cases plans four decades, and we are ready to pursue the best possible outcome for you and your family.