Tampa Sexual Battery Lawyer
About Sexual Battery
Although the terms assault and battery are often used interchangeably, they are different charges. Assault refers to the threat of harm or attack and battery is the charge for actual physical contact or damage done to another person. Sexual battery charges are brought when there is a forcible or unwanted sexual contact made on another. This includes charges of rape or sexual assault. The consequences for anyone convicted of a sexual battery charge not only include lengthy prison time but also being made to resister as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
This can have tremendous consequences on your ability to be employed and on your entire lifestyle. If you have been arrested for sexual battery you should call a Tampa domestic violence attorney at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger as soon as possible. It is vital to have an experienced defense attorney by your side to protect your rights and assist in your legal defense.
It is dangerous and can have severe consequences if you speak to anyone about your case or the charges against you without a lawyer present. The authorities treat sexual crimes very aggressively and statements made during or after your arrest when provoked or accused can change or worsen the entire nature of the charges brought against you. Prosecutors often listen to calls made from jail (they are all recorded and preserved) and to jail visitations. We have years of experience in defending clients against all types of serious crimes and are dedicated to providing you with an aggressive and thorough defense.
Sexual Battery Attorney in Tampa
Conviction of a sexual battery charge carries a mandatory prison sentence and if the victim of the crime was under 12 the sentence will be for life without parole. We want you to know the laws and understand the consequences of a conviction. We want to present your case fairly and are prepared to aggressively fight the charges and accusations made by the prosecution. We have years of experience on both sides of a courtroom and are now dedicated to defending the rights of the accused. Let us protect your rights and help you face your charges.
Contact a Tampa sexual battery lawyer
if you have been charged with sexual battery or rape. Protect your rights and get an effective and aggressive defense against your charges.