Virginia Beach Sexual Battery Attorney
Get Help from The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller!
Virginia law will charge a person with sexual battery if there is evidence
that proves the accused inappropriately made contact with the victim.
The Law Offices of Daniel J Miller has a top-rated
Virginia Beach defense attorney whose mission is to ensure his clients are protected by the laws.
Because the magnitude of a sex crime can have many different interpretations,
someone may have misconstrued the action as a sexual advance. You must
seek legal counsel right away from a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney.
We can make sense of the situation and find a route for your defense.
Sexual Battery Laws in VA
According to Virginia Code §18.2-67.4, sexual battery is a misdemeanor.
If convicted, one could face consequences could include jail time for
up to 12 months, a maximum $2, 500 fine, financial restitution to be paid
to the victim, and a negative reputation.
Prosecutors must prove that all of the elements as stated in the statute
apply to the case before they can secure a conviction. They must be persuasive
and demonstrate that the evidence clearly shows sexual battery occurred.
Sexual battery might involve the following elements:
- Intentionally touching another person’s private areas
- Using threats, intimidation, or force on someone to commit sexual abuse
- Forcing the victim to touch the one’s private body parts or of another
- Touching another the intention of arousing, sexually molest, or find sexual
- Touching another person against his or her will
- Touching the clothing that covers another’s private parts
Other circumstances could make the sexual battery much more severe when
there are aggravating circumstances. Keep in mind, also, that if convicted
of a sex crime, one will be required to register as a sex offender.
Find Counsel from Daniel J. Miller
Because of the many complex factors involved in these types of cases, it
is imperative that you seek legal support from a
Virginia Beach sex crime lawyer. Attorney Dan has worked extensively across a wide variety of criminal
cases, and he knows what to anticipate in a trial. You wanted to have
an advocate who is on your side and works solely to defend your reputation.
Contact us now to request a
free, confidential consultation.