What is indecent assault and battery? We have the information, and criminal defense attorneys from the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg can help with these charges
What is indecent assault and battery? At its core, indecent assault and battery is touching that is, according to state law code MGL ch. 265, § 13H, “fundamentally offensive to contemporary moral values.” The touching in question typically involves the breasts, buttocks, or genitals of another person. There are variations in the level of severity that comes with this crime pertaining to the age or mental capacity of the alleged victim. Read on to learn more.
If you or a loved one has been accused of indecent assault and battery, then you need the best defense available to you. Keren Goldenberg is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help. Contact the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg today for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. Use our online contact form, or call us directly now: 617-431-2701.
What is indecent assault and battery? Specifics to understand
Indecent assault and battery carries different penalties, depending on the alleged victim. For instance, a conviction for indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14 can carry a maximum penalty of five years in a state prison; whereas a conviction for the crime on a victim under 14 can have a maximum penalty of 10 years in state prison.
Furthermore, if the victim is a person with an intellectual disability, an elderly person, or a person with a long-term physical disability, the maximum penalty is also 10 years in state prison.
Aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 is an even more significant crime, that carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in state prison, and a maximum penalty of life in prison. An assault is considered aggravated indecent assault and battery if the need for medical attention is required.
Have you or a loved one been accused of a sexual assault in Massachusetts? Contact the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg, if you are in the Boston area and in need of the trusted legal support of a top criminal defense lawyer. Schedule a free consultation with us today via our online contact form, or call us directly now: 617-431-2701.
“What is indecent assault and battery, and where can I find the legal help I need?”
All sexual assault crimes are taken seriously in the state of Massachusetts, and penalties for a conviction on such a crime can have serious consequences. In addition to time in prison, a person convicted on a sex crime must register as a sex offender. This stigma will follow the person for life, and will make it difficult to find employment or housing.
A person accused of a sexual assault crime in Massachusetts can be arrested based on the accusation alone, and the case will go to the District Attorney’s office.
The severity of indecent assault charges, and the significant implications associated with a conviction are primary reasons to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer, if you or a loved one is facing such charges.
Keren Goldenberg has represented many accused of sex crimes in Massachusetts with remarkable results. She approaches each case with a tenacity to win, and knows how to effectively do so. Keren hires private investigators to look deeply into the background of cases, when needed. She is also skilled at questioning expert witnesses that the prosecution uses, and knows how to get evidence suppressed if her client’s rights were violated in the process. Above all us, Keren understands the law and its interpretations to a high degree, leading to successful outcomes for her clients.
Contact the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg, if you or a loved one is in need of a top criminal defense lawyer in the Boston area. Use our online contact form, or call directly: 617-431-2701.