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Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer in Dublin, CA

Have You Been Accused of Sexual Assault in the Tri-Valley Area?

California law refers to sexual assault as sexual battery. This type of crime recognizes the fact that certain types of touching which are sexual in nature are serious offenses that may lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. Sexual assault is often an allegation in domestic violence cases where one individual makes claims of sexual misconduct against a spouse, romantic partner, or even a relative.

If you or someone you know has been accused of sexual assault in or around the Tri-Valley area, your first priority should be to contact The Law Office of Christopher A. Lamiero. This is a crime that can have serious repercussions, including long periods of incarceration, heavy fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. Our Dublin sexual assault defense attorney has a long history as a former prosecutor which gives him a unique advantage in understanding and working against the other side. Having seen how unfair and unjust the criminal process can be against defendants, Attorney Christopher Lamiero brings a whole-hearted dedication to every case.

Contact us today at (925) 259-3337 for an honest assessment of your case and how it can be defended.

California’s Sexual Assault Law

In any criminal charge, the prosecutor has the burden of proving all of the elements of the offense as they are defined under the law.

The elements of California sexual assault – known as sexual battery, include:

  • You touched intimate body parts of the alleged victim while he or she was restrained by you or someone else; this can include touching through clothing or direct skin contact
  • You touched the alleged victim against his or her will
  • Your purpose for the unwanted touching was sexual gratification, arousal, or abuse

Sexual battery may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Penalties for a misdemeanor conviction can include up to six months in jail and fines of up to $2,000. If you were the alleged victim’s employer, fines may be increased up to $3,000.

Felony penalties can vary, depending on the circumstances. These can include up to a year in county jail and a fine of up to $2,000 or a state prison sentence for two, three, or four years and/or fines of up to $10,000. Felony penalties can apply in cases where the alleged victim was mentally incompetent or disabled or where fraud was used to convince the victim that the touching was legitimate, such as for medical purposes. Most felony sex crimes will result in mandatory sex offender registration which restricts many aspects of your life and stigmatizes your identity. You may also face a civil lawsuit by an alleged victim in line with the current #MeToo social movement as well.

Since sexual assault may not result in any physical injury, such as bruising or otherwise, allegations can be made falsely and with little proof. These types of allegations are often part of domestic violence accusations made out of spite, jealousy, or retaliation for some perceived slight. The benefit of having a strong defender in such circumstances cannot be overstated.

Personalized Attention & One-on-One Direct Handling of Your Case

At The Law Office of Christopher A. Lamiero, your case will receive the attention and care it deserves with direct handling from our accomplished attorney from start to finish. When facing any kind of sexual misconduct charge, it is not the time to stint on legal representation. Bring your case to a proven professional who will work tirelessly on your behalf.

Get quality legal representation. Call us at (925) 259-3337 for a free case review. Se habla español.

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