The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC is a criminal defense firm offering professional legal services to those accused of committing major crimes including sexual battery. Sexual battery is a serious crime with significant consequences if you are found guilty. The potential punishment makes it essential to have an aggressive defense from an experienced legal team. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of criminal law and have a record of success in defending sexual battery cases. Following an arrest for sexual battery, contact a Charlotte criminal defense lawyer or Concord criminal defense attorney at one of our offices for legal advice and before making potentially damaging statements that could be favorable to the prosecution. Criminal charges can place certain rights and freedoms of the defendant in jeopardy. Our attorneys are skilled at trial, mediation, and all court proceedings and procedures, always protecting the best interests of our clients. We work closely with clients understanding the need to keep them informed of their case progress and be available to answer questions regarding their sexual battery case.
Sexual battery is a Class A1 misdemeanor which carries at least 100 days in jail. However, the jail punishment is typically not the biggest concern for people charged with this crime. If you are convicted of this crime, you will have to register as a sex offender. The sex offender registry would be required for 30 years with eligibility to get off of the registry sooner. Since this crime is a sex offense, it is considered the most serious misdemeanor charge in North Carolina by defense attorneys. It is extremely important that you understand the serious nature and consequences of these charges and contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Sexual battery is the unlawful touching of a person for sexual gratification purposes. The touching is either against someone's will or the touching of someone who is mentally disabled. Sexual battery can sometimes be negotiated down to from an indecent liberty with a minor charge, but it is rare that a straight sexual battery charge will be reduced upon plea. With that being said, anytime one of these charges comes in our office, we anticipate a trial. We work aggressively on your behalf to prepare for that trial from the start. We get involved quickly from investigation to cross examination preparations against the accuser. We understand this is a life altering charge and we take it very seriously.
If you have been charged with this crime, call someone with experience handling these matters. An attorney at our office will be glad to go over the pros and cons of your case and what we can do for you. Do not talk to the alleged victim or the police, your statements can play a significant role in the prosecution's case if you are not careful. Instead, talk to us immediately, whether you just want a free consultation to know what to do or you want to retain us from the start, we are here to help you put on the best defense.
Contact a Charlotte sexual battery attorney or Concord sexual battery lawyer at one of our offices following an arrest for sexual battery.