Sexual Assault & Battery

Noble County Sexual Assault & Battery Defense Attorney

Defending Clients Charged with Sexual Assault and Battery in Ohio

If you're facing accusations or charges of sexual assault or battery in Ohio, having a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney by your side is crucial. At Cross Law Office, our dedicated and experienced Noble County criminal defense attorneys are committed to providing you with the aggressive representation you need and deserve. We understand the gravity of these charges and will tirelessly fight to protect your rights throughout the legal process. Trust our firm to navigate the complexities of your case and work towards the best possible outcome.


Call Cross Law Office, LLC today at (740) 997-2004 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our sexual assault & battery lawyer in Noble County!


What Is Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery?

Sexual assault and sexual battery describe acts of non-consensual sexual activity. The specific definitions can vary depending on the jurisdiction, but in general, they include:

  • Sexual assault: Sexual assault refers to any unwanted sexual contact or activity without the explicit consent of all parties involved. It can include forced penetration, non-consensual touching, or any form of sexual contact achieved through coercion, threats, or physical force.
  • Sexual battery: Sexual battery typically involves unwanted sexual touching or physical contact, including touching intimate body parts without consent. It may include groping, fondling, or intentional, non-consensual sexual contact.

What are the Penalties for Sexual Assault & Battery in Ohio?

The penalties for sexual assault & batter in Ohio include the following:

  • Sexual assault in the third degree: This is a felony of the third degree and can result in penalties of nine months to two years in prison and fines of up to $5,000.
  • Sexual assault in the second degree: This is a felony of the second degree and can result in penalties of two to eight years in prison and fines of up to $15,000.
  • Sexual assault in the first degree: This is a felony of the first degree and can result in penalties of 11 years to life in prison and fines of up to $20,000.
  • Sexual battery: It can range from a third-degree felony to a first-degree felony, depending on the circumstances. Penalties may include imprisonment, fines, or a combination of both.

Our team of dedicated Noble County criminal defense attorneys can work to help you fight sexual assault & battery charges. We understand that these charges are severe and can have a lasting impact on your future, so we will work to provide the best defense possible.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in Ohio?

Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations for sexual assault and battery charges. This means you have two years from the alleged offense date to file charges. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are a minor (under 18 years old) and the incident occurred when you were a minor, you have until your 18th birthday to file charges.

Contact Our Noble County Sexual Assault & Battery Lawyer 

If you are facing sexual assault or battery charges in Ohio, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights. At Cross Law Office, our team of dedicated Noble County criminal defense attorneys is committed to providing the aggressive representation you need and deserve. We have handled hundreds of cases and have the experience to help you fight your charges.


Contact Cross Law Office, LLC today to schedule a consultation with our sexual assault & battery attorney in Noble County!


 

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