Sex Crimes Attorney -- Hammond, IN.
Facing a sex crimes charge in Lake County Indiana or Illinois
Munster, East Chicago, Schereville, Gary & Crown Point IN.
Sex crime charges are taken very seriously by law enforcement in Indiana, and a conviction could affect the rest of your life. Indiana law enforcement officials do not require a great deal of evidence to make an arrest. Unfortunately, this can lead to numerous innocent individuals being accused of a crime that they did not commit. Even if you are innocent, having your name attached to individuals accused of sex crimes can be devastating, making it even more important to work with a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Sex crime charges can include:
- Sexual assault and sexual battery
- Date rape
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Internet solicitation
- Sexual misconduct with a minor
- Solicitation of a minor
Sex Crimes Defense in Lake & Porter County IN.
The court may assert different penalties based on factors such as the sex offense committed, age of the victim, was drugs & alcohol involved, and etc. Some sex crimes can be considered misdemeanors, but most carry felony charges with long prison terms and high fines. Sex crimes can be charged in either federal or state court, however cases involving child pornography are often filed in federal court.
Sex Offender Registry in Indiana
The presence of your name on a sex offender registry can mean problems if there are children in your neighborhood, and your neighbors are aware of your legal history. If you are convicted of sexual assault or any other sex crime, you will be forced to register as a sex offender. These lists are posted online, and you may even be required to notify all your neighbors when you move to a new city. If you are already required to register as a sex offender, you might have options to shorten or eliminate that requirement. Steve E. Haddad, Attorney At Law. will work hard to make sure you don’t end up on the sex offender registry. He will examine the facts and evidence pertaining your particular case and put forth all of his efforts into obtaining a result that you require, whether it is shortening the charges, having them dropped, or a not guilty verdict.