About Sexual Battery

Columbus Sexual Battery Defense Attorney (Ohio Revised Code 2907.03)

Ohio law defines sexual batter in O.R.C. 2907.03. There are currently 13 different variations of sexual battery in Ohio. Generally speaking, Ohio law prohibits sexual conduct of another person (not the offenders spouse) if the offender knowingly coerced the alleged victim, or if the alleged victim was substantially impaired, or if the alleged victim is unaware that the act is being committed, or if the alleged victim mistakenly identifies the offender as their spouse, or if the offender is the victim's parent, guardian, or custodian, or if the offender has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the alleged victim, or if the offender is a teacher, administrator, coach, or other person in authority in a school; if the alleged victim is a minor.

Sexual battery is the charge that is filed when a person has submitted to sexual activity through a variety of circumstances, including when a teacher at a school, a mental health professional, a prison guard, or when the victim is unable to resist the action through other factors such as age or due to inability to fight back for any reason. These are serious charges, and one should act quickly if facing this felony offense. In Ohio, a conviction can result in up to five years in prison, and when the alleged victim is under 13 years of age, the charge will be a second degree felony, with penalties of up to eight years in state prison. For those who have prior criminal records, the penalties will likely increase.

It is crucial that you get legal assistance as quickly as possible from a Columbus sexual battery defense lawyer.

Sexual Battery Defense Lawyer in Columbus: The Koffel Law Firm, Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Koffel Law Firm has been named Ohio Super Lawyers ® as well as listed in " Best Lawyers in America " due to the success rate, ethical practices and skill of the legal team. When you enlist the assistance of this firm, you know that you will be well-represented and that your best interests will be the top priority. These cases can be very frightening, as the penalties are so extreme. It is necessary to act fast in such a case. Each case has unique circumstances and evidence, and with a full analysis of the case, the criminal defense lawyer will advise you what defense strategy can be employed on your behalf.

It is vital that you refrain from answering questions regarding the case from police officers or other investigators without first having legal counsel to advise you. Your statements can be used against you and definitely will. Many people while in police custody are so nervous that they make statements that create serious problems afterwards. It is important that you act quickly and contact the firm if you have been arrested and charged with felony sexual battery.

Contact a Columbus Sexual Battery Defense Attorney from The Koffel Law Firm (614) 675-4845.