Sexual Battery

Sexual Battery And Rape: Understanding The Consequences

Rape and sexual battery are among the most serious types of sex offenses in Indiana. Sexual battery involves any nonconsensual touching. Depending on the circumstances, it could be a class D or C felony, punishable by up to eight years in prison as well as mandatory sex offender registration. Rape involves even harsher consequences — up to 20 years in prison. The potential consequences become more severe if the allegations of sexual battery or rape involved:

  • Use of a deadly weapon
  • Threat of deadly force
  • Use of drugs without the victim’s knowledge

Like other sex offenses, these charges can be very challenging to overcome. They may involve a “he said, she said” battle over whom to believe. Damaging forensic evidence can also play a key role in the prosecution’s case. To develop an effective defense, your lawyer must know how to approach these cases from multiple angles, using every available avenue to make a strong case. Choosing the right lawyer is essential for protecting your future.

Work With A Former Prosecutor And An Experienced Legal Team

At Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm P.C., our attorneys handle sexual battery, rape and other sex crime cases throughout the Terre Haute area. We understand the high stakes involved in these cases. Led by a former deputy prosecutor, our legal team is well-equipped with the knowledge, experience and resources to protect your rights, whether through aggressive plea negotiations or at trial.