The Skilled Defense You Need To Face Indecent Assault & Battery Charges

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime as serious as indecent assault and battery, it is important to talk to a skilled and reputable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A conviction for indecent assault and battery can result in jail time and the requirement to register as a sex offender, which will result in severe consequences for the rest of your life.

At Ohlson & Ohlson in Stoneham, criminal defense attorney George Ohlson vigorously represents clients accused of sex crimes throughout the Woburn area and across Massachusetts. He is prepared to use his extensive knowledge of the law and strategic trial skills to help protect your freedom and your future.

What Is Indecent Assault And Battery?

Under Massachusetts' law, indecent assault and battery is intentional, unwanted physical contact of an intimate nature. To be convicted of this offense, the commonwealth must prove that:

  • The alleged victim was 14 or older (assault and battery on a child under 14 is a separate crime)
  • You, the defendant, touched the victim without justification
  • The contact was "indecent" and offensive

  • The victim did not consent to the contact

As your defense lawyer, George Ohlson will help you understand your options regarding indecent assault and battery defense. In some cases, the best strategy may be to get the charge reduced to a simple assault and battery offense, which will allow you to avoid registering as a sex offender. In other cases, going to trial to fight the charges or seeking a complete dismissal may be recommended. Ohlson & Ohlson will consider the circumstances and evidence involved in your case, as well as your priorities, to help you choose the best path forward.

Protect Your Future. Contact Us Today.

If you or a loved one has been accused of sexual assault and battery, or any other sex offense, contact us to talk with George Ohlson about your rights. We represent clients in Woburn, Stoneham, Burlington and the surrounding areas, and we offer initial consultations free of charge. Call 781-214-7398 today to schedule an appointment.