Charged With Indecent Assault And Battery?
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 criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A conviction for indecent assault and battery can result in jail time and the possible requirement to register as a sex offender can lead to severe consequences for the rest of your life.
At Ohlson & Ohlson, Attorneys at Law, 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 experience with criminal cases and trial procedure 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 legal options for your 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 possible. Ohlson & Ohlson, Attorneys at Law, will examine the circumstances and evidence involved in your case, as well as your priorities, to help you choose the best path forward. Sex offenses can impact every aspect of your life, so it’s important to get the best defense possible to protect your future.
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.