Logansport Defense Attorney for Sex Crimes Involving Children
Indiana authorities take allegations of sex crimes against children seriously. While that means the penalties for these offenses can be especially harsh, it also typically means that prosecutors are typically focused on throwing the book at those accused of sex crimes involving children.
At Leeman Law, our Logansport criminal defense lawyers know how devastating allegations of sex crimes against children can be. We also know how to protect the rights of the accused, stand up to prosecutors, and present the strongest possible defense case.
Whether you have been accused of a first-time offense or you have prior sex crime convictions, our attorneys can provide the strategic, relentless representation you need to effectively fight the charges.
Call 574-319-7257 for essential answers and advice regarding your best defense options.
What you know about your case now may be just the tip of the iceberg. Let us help you understand the big picture so you can take the right steps to defend yourself.
Child Sexual Assault & Child Molestation
Charges of sexual misconduct with a minor can vary in severity, depending on several factors. First, the age of the alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator will be considered. Then, prosecutors will determine if any aggravating factors, like (but not limited to) the following, apply:
- A deadly weapon and/or date rape drugs were allegedly involved in the act.
- The alleged perpetrator holds a “trusted” position in the community.
- The alleged act resulted in serious bodily harm.
When alleged victims are 13 or younger—or when any aggravating circumstances apply—the most serious level of felony charges, Level 1 felonies, can be filed. These charges can result in up to 40 imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.
Possessing, creating, and distributing child pornography are all felony offenses in Indiana. Specifically:
- Child exploitation, the act of intentionally creating or distributing child pornography, is generally a Level 5 felony.
- Possession of child pornography, the act of knowingly owning sexual images and/or videos of minors, is typically a Level 6 felony.
Solicitation of a Minor
Soliciting a prostitute who is known or thought to be a minor can also bring felony charges in Indiana. Usually, this offense is associated with Level 4 or Level 5 felony charges. If the minor is also known to be a victim of human trafficking, the charges can be elevated, and the resulting penalties can be far more severe.
Promoting child prostitution or “pimping” can result in Level 2 to Level 4 felony charges, depending on whether the alleged victim is:
- Younger or older than 16
- Believed to have been the victim of human or sex trafficking
When Your Freedom & Future Are on the Line, Contact a Logansport Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer at Leeman Law
If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex offense involving a child, the sooner you contact Leeman Law, the better. That’s because, when you retain our Logansport sex crimes defense attorneys, we will immediately get to work:
- Protecting your rights
- Investigating the case
- Building you a formidable defense
Backed by more than 40 years of criminal justice experience, we have the expertise, skills, and resources to provide superior, strategic advocacy in and outside the courtroom. That is how we help our clients fight for the best possible outcomes while helping people navigate the criminal justice system.
Call 574-319-7257 or for the answers and advice you need to protect your rights and set your defense case up for success.
At Leeman Law, our lawyers are proud to be trusted allies for our clients, providing compassionate, personalized service while tenaciously seeking the best resolutions possible.
From offices based in Logansport, IN, Leeman Law provides exceptional defense representation in and around Cass County, Indiana, including in Fulton County, Miami County, White County, Pulaski County, Carroll County, Howard County, Stark County, Tippecanoe County, and Wabash County.