CRIMINAL PERSONAL OFFENSES
Assault and battery are two different but related personal offense crimes that often occur at the same time and, as a result, are typically prosecuted together. Assault involves the act of threatening to injure someone, whereas battery refers to the actual act of violence. Both assault and battery are taken very seriously in a court of law and carry harsh penalties including jail time and more. Creating a fear of imminent battery is an assault, and also may give rise to criminal liability.
Sexual Crime is any illegal sexual behavior, including incest, indecent exposure, rape, molestation, sexual assault, sexual abuse, statutory rape, necrophilia, beastiality, internet sex crimes, sexual harassment, sexual trafficking in child pornography, pimping, pandering, prostitution, lewd and lascivious conduct. Non-consensual intercourse, or rape, is a particularly egregious form of battery and criminal personal offense. Rape and sexual crimes refers to any form of sexual conduct forced on a person against their will through means of violence, menace, duress, fear of injury or other danger, and more. In essence, rape and sexual crimes are a non-consensual sexual activity, which means that if an alleged victim is unconscious and cannot give consent to the sex act, then he/she could claim they were raped. Rape and sexual crime cases may be complex because of a number of mitigating circumstances including false accusations, media attention, and more. If you have been accused of rape or a sexual crime, it is extremely important to seek legal counsel to ensure your rights and interests are fully protected.
Individuals who are convicted of a personal offense including assault, battery, rape, and sexual crimes frequently face the following consequences:
> Large fines
> Difficulty finding or keeping a job
> Mandatory counseling and/or anger management classes
Our Criminal Defense Attorney has a wealth of experience with assault, battery, rape and sexual crime defenses. We will tailor our defense strategy to the particular circumstances of your case. Possible assault and battery defenses may include:
> Consent - the alleged victim consented to the harm.
> Punishment - some jurisdictions allow teachers to discipline students.
> Prevention of a crime - use of force is permitted to prevent a crime.
> Self defense, defense of property may legally be used to prevent physical harm.
> Mutual, voluntary combat - cannot be charged with assault if mutually agreed to fight.
Some potential rape and sexual crime defenses may include the victims consent, lack of evidence to support the case, factual evidence or mistaken identity, the use of polygraph tests, and more.
If you need an effective Criminal Defense Attorney, please contact us for a free Criminal Personal Offenses consultation to help you determine the best course of action.