Sexual Battery - Mississippi Sexual Assault Laws

In Mississippi, the criminal charge of Sexual Battery is classified as a unspecified crime.

Sexual Battery Crime & Punishment in Mississippi :

The Mississippi code § 97-3-95 defines one 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

  • If offender is 13-18.
  • If victim is under 14 and actor is 18 or older.
  • If victim is 14-16 and actor is 21 or older.
  • If victim is 14-16, and actor is 18-21.
  • If victim is under 18 with actor as authority.
  • When committed with out consent, victim is mentally defective/ incapacitated or physically helpless.
  • 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)

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.

State Charge Type(s) Punishment(s)
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
Georgia Felony; Misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature; Misdemeanor of high and aggravated nature 1-5 years in prison; Up to 12 months in prison, maximum fine of $5,000; Up to 12 months; $5,000 fine
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
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

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