Knoxville Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

Sexual Assault By An Authority Figure

"Sexual battery by an authority figure" is a serious crime in the State of Tennessee, punishable by a lengthy prison sentence and steep fines. A wrongful accusation could leave your life in disarray and destroy your job prospects, personal relationships and your future. If you are facing a sex crime charge in the state of Tennessee, please call Baker Associates immediately to find out how we can help you.

Tennessee law (Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-13-527) defines "sexual battery by an authority figure" as unlawful sexual contact with a victim by the defendant (or the defendant by a victim) when accompanied by either of the following circumstances:

Sexual battery by an authority figure in Tennessee is a Class C felony and is punishable by incarceration and a fine. These are extremely complicated cases and sometimes, can be hard to prove because of the lack of eyewitnesses or physical evidence. The evidence can be purely circumstantial in many cases. In fact, many of the sexual battery cases that we have handled involved allegations based upon manufactured and/or false evidence.

Our goal as your criminal defense attorney is to make sure that your side of the story is heard and that all pending charges against you are dismissed. A sex crime conviction can mean loss of your personal freedom, hefty fines and penalties. Your reputation could be tarnished and your job and career could be in jeopardy. Early reaction to such a charge is extremely important in sex crime cases because it will give your attorney the time for thorough investigation and preparation. If you are facing a sexual battery, rape or statutory rape charge, please call Baker Associates right away for a free consultation.


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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Knoxville Sexual Battery Defense Attorney Disclaimer: The sexual assault or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact an attorney at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Tennessee.

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