SEX CRIME CHARGES
There are many different type of sex crimes charged in the West Georgia counties of Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriweather, and Troup. These type of crimes can have a debilitating effect of your life in addition to facing some of the most severe punishment under the law such as prison, steep fines, and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender. Some of the most common sex crimes charged and handled by CAM LAW are
Aggravated Sexual Battery
CAM LAW provide PREMIER representation of Sex Crimes throughout the West Georgia area and will be Compassionate, Aggressive, and Meticulous in handling your sex crime matters. CONTACT CAM LAW if you are facing sex crime charges in the West Georgia Counties of Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriweather, and Troup.
Sexual Battery / Aggravated Sexual Battery
Intentionally making physical contact with the intimate parts of the body of another person without consent is considered sexual battery under Georgia law. If the person who is alleged to be the victim is over the age of 16, sexual battery is a “high and aggravated” misdemeanor. For alleged victims over the age of 16 the charge of sexual battery elevates to felony status and can lead to up to 5 years in state prison. Regardless of whether the sexual battery charge is accused as a misdemeanor or felony, the penalities are generally very stiff and can include substantial confinement time as well the loss of reputation and permanent criminal record.
Aggravated battery is a felony charge that involves using a foreign object (other than a penis) to penetrate the sexual organs or anus of another without his or her consent. This is considered a very serious offense can result in a very lengthy prison sentence with a conviction.
It is important to remember that having a charge of either sexual battery or aggravated battery DOES NOT mean that you are automatically guilty and have a conviction. Sex-related crimes carry heavy social stigmas and having competent counsel to mitigate the impact is imperative.
Having an experience criminal defense attorney is essential to defending a charge of sexual battery and aggravated battery. CAM LAW provides strategic defense with includes a thorough review of the evidence in your case, determine whether evidence is factual and was legally obtained, and also launch an investigation to uncover any potential defenses that may be available in your case. CAM LAW and Cawanna A. McMichael are deeply committed to protecting the rights of individuals accused of serious crimes, CONTACT US to schedule an initial consultation.
Rape /Statutory Rape
The charge of rape requires that the State prove a person engaged in sexual intercourse with another either through force or without the consent of the other due to the other person being intoxicated, asleep, or unconscious. A rape allegation is a VERY serious charge can carry a sentence of 25 years to life without parole in prison. If released, probation and sexual offender registry is required.
The age of consent in the State of Georgia is 16, therefore individuals under the age of 16 are legally unable to consent to sexual intercourse. Statutory rape can be accused against individuals who have sex with another under the age of 16. A conviction of statutory rape can result to between 1 to 20 years in prison and mandatory sex offender registry.
Due to the severity of the charge of rape or statutory rape, having a zealous and experienced criminal defense attorney is necessary. CONTACT CAM LAW to secure a proactive defense that can be beneficial to the outcome of your case.