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Sexual Misconduct with a Minor in Indiana

Work with a Seasoned Legal Team in Lawrenceburg

Sexual misconduct with a minor is a serious charge in Indiana that calls for an aggressive attorney who is experienced in sex crime defense. This offense is based on the respective ages of the parties involved and is nonconsensual. Various degrees of this crime have been established under Indiana law and all of them are felonies. If you have been accused of this crime or have already been charged, you can turn to a legal team with 30+ years of experience at Bleile & Dawson.

Get started by contacting us at (812) 747-9771 or online for a consultation today.

Our Dearborn County sex crimes defense attorneys defend individuals throughout Lawrenceburg and across the county every day for all types of alleged unlawful sexual activity. We have the skills, resources, trial experience, and familiarity with the local court system that can make a difference in your case.

What Is Sexual Misconduct with a Minor?

In sexual misconduct with a minor, the defendant is someone over the age of 18 while the alleged victim is an individual between the ages of 14 and 16.

The two variations of this offense include:

  • Type One: sexual intercourse or sexual conduct
  • Type Two: fondling or touching meant to arouse or satisfy sexual desires

Type One is charged as a Level 5 felony unless the defendant is over 21, in which case it is charged as a Level 4 felony. The Level 5 felony carries a prison term of one to six years while the Level 4 carries a prison term of two to 12 years in prison. If the offense was committed using a deadly weapon, resulted in serious bodily injury, or through the use of drugs without the knowledge of the victim, it is charged as Level 1 felony with more severe penalties.

Type Two is charged as Level 6 felony punishable by six months to two and a half years in prison. If the defendant is over 21, it is charged as a Level 5 felony.

Affirmative defenses to this charge can be filed with the court based on evidence showing that the two parties were in a dating relationship or that the defendant had reason to believe the alleged victim was 16 years old.

Call a Dearborn County Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer

It is vital that you retain the services of our legal team as early in your case as possible so that we can review it and construct proper legal strategies. As your advocate, our team will aim to obtain a reduction or avoidance of charges and consequences. Early intervention is crucial in making this possible. Bleile & Dawson is available 24/7 to help you get started.

Don’t delay. Put an experienced Lawrenceburg sex crimes defense lawyer on your side by contacting us at (812) 747-9771.

Some of Our Past Results

  • Not Guilty Rape
  • Investigation Terminated, No Arrest of Client Rape, Gross Sexual Abuse
  • Case Dismissed Rape, Unlawful Sexual Contact With a Minor
  • No Charges Filed Child Pornography
  • Case Dismissed; No Criminal Charges Filed Child Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • No Charges Filed; No Arrest Rape
  • No Charges Filed Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Client arrested but Failure to Indict Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition
  • No Charges Filed Incest
  • Trial, Decision of Judge to Dismiss Our Client Rape, Incest, Sexual Abuse of a Minor
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