Child Molestation

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Indianapolis Child Molestation Defense Attorney

Sex crime allegations are devastating, especially those involving children. Many view these crimes as the most horrendous acts a person can commit. The very accusation can alter your life completely. You can lose your job, housing, and close relationships. 

The team at the Law Office of B.D. Williams is here to help defend you, no matter the charge. We believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. If there is any degree of doubt in the case against you, you should not face a life-changing conviction. Our firm is here to help expose this doubt in your case, revealing the flaws in the prosecution’s evidence. We understand how sensitive this issue is, and we will handle your case with care, compassion, and tenacity. 

If you’ve been accused of child molestation in Indianapolis, our defense attorney is here to help. For a free consultation, contact us today at (317) 458-9911.

Child Molestation Penalties in Indianapolis

Generally, the state defines child molestation as sexual contact with anyone under 14 years old. Penalties vary based on the details of the crime.

  • If the Alleged Offender is Between 18 and 20 Years Old:
    This is a Class B felony. Guilty verdicts can lead to a prison sentence of 6 to 20 years. Fines can go as high as $10,000
  • If the Alleged Offender is 21 or Older:
    The charge is elevated to a Class A felony. Prison time can last between 20 and 50 years, and fines can go up to $10,000.
  • If the Alleged Offense Involved Threats or Drugs, or If It Resulted in Injury:
    This is also a Class A felony, with all the same results: prison between 20 and 50 years and fines up to $10,000.

Molestation vs. Solicitation

The word “molestation” indicates having direct sexual contact with a minor. Solicitation, on the other hand, involves encouraging a minor to engage in sexual activity. Depending on the circumstances, this crime can be charged as a Class D, C, or B felony.

It’s much easier for the police to accuse someone of this crime. You could say something that you believe is completely innocent, only to find the authorities misinterpreted your intent. Overly cautious people can also make assumptions about you and find excuses to accuse you of solicitation.

Our team’s job is to uncover the facts of your case. We may be able to help prove that you had no malicious intent with a child. We can thoroughly scrutinize any interaction you had with a child and help reveal miscommunications and assumptions that have distorted the truth.

Defenses Against Child Molestation Charges

Investigate Police Methods

In any arrest, it’s important to take a close look at the authorities. Our team will search for any evidence of bias or prejudice in your case. We will also investigate the methods and timeline of the arrest. If we see evidence of an abuse of power, we will not hesitate to use these facts in your defense.

Challenge the Evidence

Often, the best defense is exposing the flaws in the prosecution’s case. Our firm can scrutinize any claim against you. We will search for inconsistencies in your accuser’s timeline and overall story. Using the latest technology, we may be able to place you in a different location at the time of the incident. This can create a strong alibi.

Physical evidence may also be a vital part of your case. If there is no trace of fingerprints, DNA, and so forth, we can create doubt in the state’s case against you.

Challenge Intent

“Intent” can be defined as willfully committing a crime. To put it another way, intent is “doing something wrong on purpose,” even if you are unaware that the act is illegal.

Accidental contact with a child should not result in a long-term prison sentence, nor should misunderstood words. If you had no intention of engaging in sexual activity with a child, we can help tell your story and court and possibly preserve your innocence.

Our lawyer is ready to help defend you against child molestation allegations. If you need help, call our Indianapolis office at (317) 458-9911 today or schedule time with us online.

Brian D. Williams
As a Chicago-area criminal defense attorney, Brian personally handled numerous criminal cases including felony drug and weapon cases as well as misdemeanor traffic, drug, and weapon cases. Afterward, Brian returned to Indianapolis, took and passed the Indiana Bar examination, and was admitted to the Indiana Bar.
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