Rape & Sexual Assault in Indiana

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Rape is considered one of the most serious sex crimes in the United States. Not only will you face a lengthy prison sentence and registration as a sex offender for life, but your personal and professional reputation can be destroyed, even if you are only accused of the criminal offense.

If you are currently under investigation for sexual assault in Indiana, The Criminal Defense Team is committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and future. Our team of Noblesville criminal defense attorneys is comprised of four Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, meaning that our legal experts are nationally recognized and possess the comprehensive understanding of Indiana law to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Indiana Rape Law & Penalties

In Indiana, it is a criminal offense to rape or have oral, anal, or vaginal sex or penetrate the genitals or anus of another without their consent, with an object by force, threat of force, or while the individual was incapacitated due to mental disability or unconsciousness. Rape is considered a Level 3 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 16 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

However, if aggravating factors are present such as causing serious bodily injury, use of a deadly force or weapon, or using date rape drugs, then the charge is elevated to a Level 1 felony. A Level 1 felony is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 40 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

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While the prosecution will do their best to obtain the maximum penalties for your crime, you will also appear guilty in the eyes of the community and the media – even before stepping foot in the courtroom. With more than 70 years of collective experience, our Noblesville criminal defense lawyers are capable of building a strong and personalized defense strategy for you.

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