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Baton Rouge Sexual Assault Attorneys

Over a Decade Defending Clients in Gonzales & the Surrounding Areas

If you or your loved one has been accused of sexual assault or battery, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side right away. Sex crime charges are taken very seriously by local law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges—it’s critical that you have a solid defense team working on your behalf to protect your rights and best interests.

Since 2009, The Ambeau Law Firm has been representing those accused of sexual assault in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Prairieville, and the surrounding areas. Our experienced and skilled attorneys understand what you are up against, and they are prepared to fight tirelessly for you.

Put a trusted legal team in your corner; contact The Ambeau Law Firm online or by phone at (225) 230-1181 today to discuss your charges during a free and confidential consultation.

What Is Considered Sexual Assault?

The term “sexual assault” is often used colloquially to refer to all types of sex crimes, including rape. However, sexual assault—or sexual battery, as it is technically called in Louisiana—is its own offense.

In Louisiana, sexual assault/battery occurs when the alleged offender touches the victim in a sexual way or makes the victim touch the offender in a sexual manner and:

  • The victim did not give consent or;
  • The victim was incapable of giving consent because:
    • He/she was 14 years old or younger or;
    • He/she was at least three years younger than the alleged offender and;
    • The victim and the alleged offender are not married.

Additionally, if the alleged offender is not a minor (18 or older), he/she touches the victim in a sexual way without consent and:

  • The victim was physically incapable of resisting (paralyzed, etc.) or;
  • The victim was mentally incapacitated (and the alleged offender knew or reasonably should have known the victim was mentally incapacitated) or;
  • The victim was 65 years old or older.

Importantly, no sexual penetration need occur for a person to be charged with sexual battery in the State of Louisiana. However, this does not mean that these charges are to be taken any less seriously than rape charges or other sexual offenses charges.

The penalties for sexual assault/battery in Louisiana may include steep fines, extensive prison sentences, and mandatory lifelong registration on the sexual offender registry.

Fighting Tirelessly to Protect Your Rights

The Ambeau Law Firm can help you navigate the criminal justice system while working zealously to defend your rights, your future, and your freedom. We understand the stress you are under, as well as the threats you are facing. Our Baton Rouge sexual assault defense attorneys have the necessary skills, experience, and resources to defend you against even the most serious sexual offense charges.

Contact us now for a free consultation. Payment plans are available.

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