Touching anyone against his or her will for the purposes of sexual gratification is a felony in Tennessee. If someone has accused you of a serious crime of this kind, you need a highly skilled sex crimes defense lawyer on your side right away.
Rob McKinney is a Nashville sexual battery lawyer with more than 15 years of experience defending both men and women facing a wide range of criminal charges in Tennessee. Mr. McKinney, who holds Martindale-Hubbell's rating* of AV Preeminent, handles cases involving:
- Sexual battery/aggravated sexual battery
- Sexual assault and rape
- Statutory rape
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Other sex crimes
Sexual Battery Versus Aggravated Sexual Battery
The difference between the two felony charges lies in the age of the alleged victim. If you are charged with sexual battery against a boy or girl 13 years old or younger, it is considered an "aggravated" charge.
Sexual battery carries between one and six years of prison time and up to $3,000 in fines, in addition to mandatory sex offender registration.
Aggravated sexual battery carries between eight and 12 years of mandatory, 100 percent prison time. This is in addition to mandatory sex offender registration, heavy fines and other penalties.
Schedule A Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love has been charged with sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery or any other sex crime in Nashville or elsewhere in Tennessee, schedule a free initial consultation with Nashville criminal defense attorney Rob McKinney today. Contact his office via email or call him at 615-686-2115. He defends individuals charged with crimes throughout the state.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.