Defense Against Charges of Sexual Battery of a Minor

Boise Sex Defense Lawyer

The legislature has become increasingly strict when it comes to defining different types of sexual offenses based on the age range between the alleged perpetrator and the intended victim. Understanding these differences can be the difference between how you are charged, prosecuted, and if convicted, sentenced.

At Bublitz Law, P.C. our criminal defense lawyers in Boise have extensive experience handling all types of sex offense cases in which age is a factor - from statutory rape, to lewd and lascivious conduct, to cases where someone has been charged with sexual battery of a minor. No matter which one of these you are facing, our legal team can help you figure out the best way to proceed during a free initial consultation.

What do these charges mean?

As your Boise sexual battery of a minor defense firm, we can help you understand the charges that have been brought against you. In cases of sexual battery of a minor, these charges arise because there is at least a five-year age difference between the victim and the alleged perpetrator. So, if the female is 16 or 17 and the male is 21 or over, the penalties are different than from other sex offenses you can be charged with.

The conduct involved does not need to involve penetration but may involve:

  • Genital contact in a lascivious manner
  • Solicitation of a minor for a sexual act
  • Contact with a minor that does not amount to lewd conduct
  • A video or photograph made of the act

Also, whether there was consent is not an issue if you are facing a sexual battery with a minor charge. The penalty for this specific charge is up to life imprisonment if the conduct is deemed lewd and you are convicted, and if not lewd then up to 25 years in prison. Based on the circumstances of your case you may qualify for a lesser reduced charge. If retained, our firm would aggressively petition for this to happen.

Contact Bublitz Law, P.C. Today for Legal Representation

Since focusing our practice almost exclusively on criminal law, our team has achieved a number of case successes for our clients because of our perseverance, skill, and hard work. We believe in leaving no stone unturned and exploring all available options, including negotiation, motion practice, and taking your case to trial if necessary. To discuss your legal issue and defense options, call Bublitz Law, P.C. today. Initial consultations are free and confidential.