Sex batt by auth fig is by far worse. SOR/comm supervision for life, bad bad stuff. Need to start building your defense today.
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You need a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. My colleague is right about which carries the stronger penalties. However, you don't want a conviction for either of the charges.
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Any time you have "authority" over the alleged victim it is a far worse charge since it would be alleged that your position of trust over them allowed the perpetration of a sexual crime.
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