Indecent Assault and Battery
Indecent assault and battery is a Massachusetts sex crime that involves the intentional and indecent touching of a private area of another person’s body in a harmful and unjustified way. Whether a body part is considered a private area will depend on the circumstances, but common examples of private areas include genitals or pubic areas, buttocks, and female breasts. Whether a touching is “indecent” depends upon current societal values and practices.Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Aged 14 or Older
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 13H makes indecent assault and battery on a person aged 14 or older a crime. This offense is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison or up to 2 ½ years in a jail or a house of correction.Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14
Indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 is a crime governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 13B. Of course, the punishment for this type of indecent assault and battery is more serious than that for indecent assault and battery on a person aged 14 or older because this crime involves children. If you have been charged with this crime, you are facing up to ten years in state prison or up to 2 ½ years in a jail or house of correction. Additionally, if convicted, your sex offender registration requirements are going to be significantly more burdensome. This is because indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 is a sexually violent crime and a sexual crime involving a child.Boston and Massachusetts Indecent Assault and Battery Lawyer: Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. (617) 973 5858
Attorney Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. is an intelligent and talented sex crimes lawyer who has handled countless indecent assault and battery cases in his decades of experience. If you have been charged with indecent assault and battery or any other sex crime in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts, call the Law Office of Robert J. Wheeler today at (617) 973 5858 or click here to send an e-mail. Attorney Wheeler will build the aggressive defense that will achieve the best possible outcome in your sex crime case. When so much, including your freedom, reputation and career is on the line, your best bet is to call a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible.