Sexual Assault Attorneys Want to Defend Your Case
Your name is the most important asset you own, as protecting your name is critical to protecting your personal reputation. Sex crime accusations can taint your reputation and your future–especially if they are improperly managed. Being registered as a sex offender appears on public records, which is not only embarrassing, but can affect future employment and put limitations on your constitutional rights. Fines for sex crime punishments are also very expensive. Protect your name and reputation by selecting a reputable sex-assault attorney.
How sexual assault/battery is defined in Indiana
In Indiana, sexual battery and assault is defined as touching another person to sexually arouse yourself or the victim by force, threat of force, or if the person is mentally disabled and consent for touching can’t be given. It involves touching a person’s genitals, buttocks, or female breasts when the person is unaware the touching occurred. Aggravating factors for sexual assault are the same as rape, and include furnishing victims with date rape drugs and using weapons or force.
Indiana statutory rape codes define sexual assault crimes as class C and D felonies. Each class has separate punishments based on the specifics of the alleged crime committed:
Class C felony if: victim is incapacitated without consent, and the act is committed by use or threat of a deadly force or deadly weapon. Punishment typically involves 4-year sentence and up to $10,000 fine.
Class D felony if: victim is compelled by force or threat of force, or is unaware that sexual intercourse is occurring and has a mental disability. Punishment typically involves a1.5 year sentence and up to $10,000 fine.
Choosing the right defense attorney means finding someone who will uphold and honor your rights and minimize the anxiety associated with deciphering Indiana legal codes alone. Banks and Brower’s sexual assault defense attorneys can address sexual assault charges, such as:
- Sexual misconduct with a minor: forced sexual intercourse and intercourse without victim knowing intercourse is occurring
- Incest: adult engages in sexual intercourse or sexual conduct, knowingly, with a biological relative
- Child molestation: when perpetrator performs or submits to sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with a child under age 14 and offender is at least 21.
- Child Pornography
- Rape: forced sexual intercourse
You can save time, money and public humiliation working with our team; we have more than two decades of experience in sex crimes, and are former prosecutors. We are skilled in deflecting opposing arguments and finding flaws in the prosecution’s strategy to secure your constitutional rights.
Contact our Indianapolis office and speak with experienced sex offense attorneys who can elaborate and define the meaning of Indiana codes. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.