Category Archives: Sex Crime
Mistake Of Fact Defense In Child Molestation Cases
Indiana takes the crime of child molestation very seriously. According to Indiana law, sexual contact with a child below 14 is considered child molestation. This may be sexually touching a child, fondling a child, or sexual penetration. If a person is convicted of a level 4 felony, they could face 2 to 12 years… Read More »
How Much Discretion Does An Indiana Judge Have In Deciding A Criminal Sentence?
Indiana divides felony offenses into six categories. Level 1 felonies are the most serious offenses. Each felony level has its own sentencing range. For example, a Level 6 felony–representing the least serious felonies–carries a prison term of between 6 months and 2.5 years. Within each felony class there is also an “advisory sentence” that… Read More »
Sex Crimes With A Juvenile Victim
In Indiana, sex crimes with a juvenile victim are punished harshly. Most convictions result in a prison sentence, fine, and sex offender registration. Different Types Of Sex Crimes Within the state of Indiana, there are a variety of felonious sex crimes that specifically involve juvenile victims. The most common types of felonious sex crimes,… Read More »