Individuals charged with these crimes face not only the legal penalties, but also social consequences.
Being charged with this sort of activity can force a strain on families, friendships, and professional relationships, and when the sexual crime is related to children, the effects will likely be even more severe.
Indecency with a child and molestation are some of the most serious crimes associated with sexual assault.
Most people hear about a sex crime conviction and make judgments regarding the individual without pausing to consider the details, circumstance, or validity of these accusations.
Taking aggressive legal action against a charge is an important part of protecting your freedom and reputation as well as helping to avoid the legal repercussions associated with a conviction.
When the judicial system is considering a punishment for a person charged with indecency with a child or molestation, there are many factors that will be taken into consideration before the punishment is assigned.
In most states, this sort of crime is classified as a felony, but the degree of severity will be chosen based on the circumstances of the illegal act.
The possible consequences of these sex crimes include:
- Third Degree Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines combined with 2-10 years in prison.
- Second Degree Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines as well as 2-20 years in prison.
- First Degree Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines and 5-99 years in prison, or a life sentence.
For more information regarding indecency with a child or molestation charges, contact the Dallas sex crimes attorneys at the Lassiter Law Office.