The age of consent in Indiana is 16. The actual phrase “statutory rape” is not a listed crime in Indiana. However, it may be illegal for a person in the age range of 18—20 to have sexual contact with a person 15 years or under.
If they charge you with this, you may think there’s no way to create an effective defense. However, a variety of defenses may be available if you are accused of having sexual contact with someone under the age of 16, including what our firm calls the “Romeo and Juliet” defense, and also having a reasonable belief that the person was 16 or older. We have fought for our clients utilizing those defenses, as well as others, with a high degree of success.
It can feel totally overwhelming. The thought of your reputation, family, career and life vanishing in the blink of an eye can make for restless nights and frustrating days. The Criminal Defense Team can give you the defense your case needs.
Our team of lawyers is uniquely qualified to protect your freedom and interests. We believe in taking swift, aggressive action to out-maneuver the prosecution and build a strong defense. We’ve done it for thousands of clients and we can do it for you.
We defend clients in Hamilton County, Marion County, Johnson County, Hancock County, Shelby County, Boone County, Hendricks County and counties throughout Indiana. We can help you as well.Contact Us