Tennessee Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys

Sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery are both serious crimes in the state of Tennessee that involve unlawful sexual contact between a defendant and a victim. If you have been charged with a sex crime, the attorneys at the law offices of Baker Associates, have the knowledge, skill, experience, and resources to help you achieve the best possible resolution of your case. Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-13-505, sexual battery occurs when some unlawful sexual contact is accompanied by any of the following circumstances:

Unlawful sexual contact is defined in Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-13-501 as the intentional touching of intimate parts, or of the clothing covering the immediate area of a person's intimate parts, for sexual arousal or gratification.

Sexual battery in Tennessee is a Class E felony punishable by one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. In addition, individuals convicted of sexual battery are required by the state of Tennessee to register as sex offenders.

Aggravated sexual battery, according to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-13-504 is a more serious offense, which involves unlawful sexual contact where:

As is evident, these are serious crimes in the state of Tennessee. The consequences of being convicted of a sexual battery are severe because a felony conviction may go on the defendant's permanent record. If the alleged victim is a child or a minor, more severe punishment can be expected. Defendants will also be required to register as sex offenders, which could mar their reputation, jeopardize their career and affect their personal life.

If you have been accused of sexual battery or aggravated sexual battery in the state of Tennessee, you need skilled and experienced Knoxville sex crime defense attorneys on your side to fight for your rights and make sure you are not unfairly prosecuted. The knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at Baker Associates will work hard to establish the facts of the case and make sure your side of the story is heard and understood. Please call us today for a free consultation.


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800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

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Sevier County
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Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
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Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Knoxville Sexual Exploitation Lawyer Disclaimer: The sexual battery 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 Tennessee law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Tennessee.


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