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Indecency With a Child and Molestation

Sexual crimes have a very strong social stigma in the United States.
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.
If you believe that you or someone you know may be charged with this crime or has already been accused, seek legal representation immediately.
For more information regarding indecency with a child or molestation charges, contact the Dallas sex crimes attorneys at the Lassiter Law Office.

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