Sexual Battery - Georgia Sexual Assault Laws
Sexual Battery Crime & Punishment in Georgia :
The Georgia code § 16-6-22.1 defines three degrees of the crime sexual battery, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Sexual Battery - Charge Description||Punishment|
||1-5 years in prison|
Misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature
||If first offense||Up to 12 months in prison, maximum fine of $5,000|
Misdemeanor of high and
||Up to 12 months; $5,000 fine|
Georgia law allows sexual battery to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Georgia Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Sexual Battery defined in other states :
Sexual Battery is a charge in a total of eleven other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.
|Florida||Capital felony; Felony in the first degree; First degree felony; Life Felony; Second degree felony; Third degree felony||Death; Up to 30 years in Prison; Up to 15 years; Sentence not to exceed life; Up to 5 years|
|Indiana||Class C felony; Class D felony||4 year sentence; up to $10,000 fine; 1.5 year sentence; up to $10,000 fine|
|Kansas||Class A person misdemeanor||Up to 1 year in prison|
|Louisiana||Felony||Up to 10 years in prison (with or without hard labor) without probation/parole/ suspension|
|Mississippi||Court determines sentence; 20 years to life; Sentence not more than 30 years, or fined up to $10,000, or both (up to 40 years for subsequent offense); Sentence of not more than 5 years, fine up to $5,000, or both; Up to 30 years (Subsequent offense is up to 40 years)|
|North Carolina||Class A1 misdemeanor||Up to 150 days in prison in prison|
|Ohio||Felony of the second degree; Felony of the third degree||2-8 years in prison; 1-5 years in prison|
|Oklahoma||Felony||Sentence of 1-15 years|
|Tennessee||Class E felony||Maximum of 6 years in prison and a maximum fine $3,000|
|Virginia||Class 1 misdemeanor||A maximum of 12 months in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $2,500|
|Wyoming||Misdemeanor||Maximum of 1 year in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $1,000|