Child molesting and Sexual Misconduct with a minor

The simple accusation of child molestation or sexual misconduct with a minor can seriously damage your reputation, both personally and professionally. If convicted, you can expect hefty fines, sex offender registration and a long prison term, serving time with the state’s worst offenders. Do not assume that these allegations will simply fade into the night. Mere accusations are enough to result in your arrest and prosecution.

If the person making the allegations against you was under the age of fourteen (14) at the time the offense allegedly occurred you could be subject to child molesting charges under Indiana Code 35-42-4-2. Whereas if the complainant, was between the ages of fourteen (14) to sixteen (16, you would be more likely to face charges under the sexual misconduct with a minor statute under Indiana Code 35-42-4-9.

Depending on the age of the alleged victim, and the nature of the allegations, the consequences of a child molesting conviction can range from as low as a Level 4 felony to as high as a level 1 felony. Conversely, the penalties from a sexual misconduct conviction can range between a level 5 felony and a level 2 felony depending on the circumstances.

If you are charged with child molesting or you simply believe someone has made an allegation against you, it is important that you immediately contact an attorney so you can discuss the possible ramifications of these allegations. Even if you know the allegations made against you are false or that you have been unjustly accused; there is no excuse to not consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

At Hayes Ruemmele, we have extensive experience defending clients against these types of sex crime charges, and we fully understand how to build a compelling defense case that can win at trial. Whether you need a tough negotiator or a seasoned courtroom litigator, our track record shows we have the skills to handle your case effectively. Don’t risk your freedom and future by working with an inexperienced attorney.