What is Sexual Battery?
If a woman is in a store shopping for clothes and stranger walks up and grabs or touches her breast or butt — that is sexual battery. And with surveillance cameras in every store and shopping mall, these images are often flashed across the 6 p.m. local news with a plea from police to the public to help them catch this "predator" or "monster."
According to Kansas state law:
- Sexual Battery: This is the intentional touching of a person who is 16 years old or older, who is not your spouse and who does not consent to your desires. It is a misdemeanor and carries a one-year sentence and a requirement to register as a sex offender.
Experienced Defense for Sexual Battery Charges
If you find yourself accused of sexual battery, contact the Olathe sexual battery defense attorneys at Garretson, Webb & Toth, L.L.C., in Olathe, Kansas. Before opening our law firm, we all worked as prosecutors in Johnson County. We know the process used to level sexual battery charges and how police collect evidence.
Make no mistake — sex crimes are extremely sensitive and there are extensive punishments associated with these crimes. Local law enforcement officials and the public take very aggressive and negative stances toward people accused of these crimes.
Although sexual battery is a misdemeanor, you will have to register as a sex offender, which will negatively impact your ability to work and may restrict where you live. Your reputation with your family, friends and neighbors will suffer.
Contact Overland Park Felony Sex Crime Defense Attorney
When you are being investigated for any type of sex offense, prosecutors will be seeking strong evidence against you and they will also try to make sure you end up on the Kansas sex offender registry. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has an expansive list of crimes that qualify someone as a sex offender and has a website that is regularly updated with a list of registered sex offenders.
Contact a lawyer at Garretson, Webb & Toth by filling out the form on this website; or call 913-948-6680 to schedule your free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout northeast Kansas, including Olathe, Topeka, Kansas City and Leavenworth.