Because we have so many Colleges and Universities in the Atlanta Metro Area, we have a lot of college parties. People drink, they get a little intoxicated, and before you know it, someone has been arrested on a Atlanta Sexual Battery Charge. They may have not known exactly how the law reads or even the consequences for that matter. Just by grabbing someones “butt” without their permission can constitute “Sexual Battery”. You will you need a Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Under Georgia law, a person commits the offense of sexual battery when he or she intentionally makes physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without the consent of that person. A person commits the offense of aggravated sexual battery when he or she intentionally penetrates the sexual organ or anus of another person with a foreign object without the consent of that person. Sexual battery is punished as a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. Aggravated sexual battery is a felony punishable up to life imprisonment.
Sexual battery charges are serious and deserve the attention of competent legal counsel. It is important to discuss your charge with an attorney who can explain your legal options, rights, and defenses.
Mistakes happen all the time without knowing exactly how it will affect a person. If you or someone you know has been charged in Atlanta on a Sexual Battery Charge, contact the Howard Law Group ASAP. As a Former Prosecutor, we know how the system works and how the State of Georgia will prosecute you. DON”T go it ALONE.