Sex crimes, particularly those involving children, are considered to be amongst the most repulsive and deplorable crimes. Child molestation and other sex crime charges carry a certain stigma. Even an accusation that an individual has been involved in the molestation of a child could forever damage his or her reputation, career, lifestyle, family relations and more. If a parent, child molestation charges could lead to the loss of custody, parental rights being taken away or visitation rights being revoked. A convicted sex offender is required by law to register as part of a public database, so his or her information will be available for friends, family, colleagues, neighbors and others to see.
There is no question that charges of molestation are a dangerous legal problem. The molestation or performance of sexual acts with a minor child under the age of 14 is a felony offense in the state of Indiana. If you are convicted, you will be facing between 6-20 years in prison and fines up to $10,000. Extenuating circumstances, such as if it alleged that the child was drugged prior to being molested, death threats were made to coerce compliance, or the child suffered any bodily harm, a conviction could lead to 50 years in state prison.
It is imperative that you have high quality counsel to defend yourself against accusations of child molestation. I, Attorney Gregory A. Miller, am an experienced and aggressive Fort Wayne criminal defense lawyer. I have more than 14 years serving as defense counsel for those accused of child molestation and other sex crimes. I know the impact such accusations can have on an individual, and do everything possible to protect my clients. Defending against charges related to child molestation may require extensive defense work. I am dedicated to providing each person I serve with the aggressive representation they deserve, and to treat each person with honesty, dignity and respect. If you have been accused of child molestation, you must act quickly. Contact my firm before your case advances any further through the system. If you have not yet been charged but are being questioned in a child molestation case, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact me at once.