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Is sexual battery a misdemeanor or felony when involving two adults?

Atlanta, GA |

18 year old girl falsely accuses man of touching/kissing her. No witnesses. No signs of physical trauma. No evidence to corroborate. She has history of telling lies to authorities. Man has no criminal history whatsoever. How serious can this get?

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  1. In general, sexual battery in Georgia is a misdemeanor, but punished as a misdemeanor of "high and aggravated nature," meaning the punishment is more severe. More importantly, in certain circumstances, this charge will carry mandatory sexual offender registration.
    You need to speak with an attorney about this.

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