Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Clients Facing Sexually based Charges through Marion and Hendricks County
There is a certain social stigma associated with any felony conviction. In the case of sex crimes, however, the mere suggestion of guilt can carry a penalty—even if the charges against you are dropped or you beat them in court. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime in the state of Indiana, you need to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney who not only can defend you against the allegations, but ensure that the matter is handled as discretely as possible—an attorney like you will find at the Danville law firm of Michael Jeffries & Associates, LLC. While every case is different and the results can never be guaranteed, our Danville, Indiana firm is unbeaten in sex crime jury trials.
Experienced Indianapolis Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
The criminal defense lawyers at the Indianapolis area law firm of Michael Jeffries & Associates, LLC represent individuals who have been accused of:
- Rape/Sexual Battery
- Criminal deviate conduct
- Child molestation/misconduct/solicitation/seduction
- Distributing or possession of illicit Internet content
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual offender restriction violations
- All other state and federal sexual offenses
If you are a convicted of a sex crime in the State of Indiana, your name will be added to a national registry for all to see. Our veteran criminal attorneys have experience defending all manners of sex crimes and have built our reputation by beating the charges levied against our clients.
The Stigma of Sex Crimes in IN
In Indiana, most sexual offenses are felonies and all of them carry the possibility of jail time or prison. Even if you avoid incarceration, you may be registered as a sex offender or have a sex offense on your criminal history. Once this occurs, any time your background is checked by a licensing agency or a potential employer, the inquiring party will know that you were arrested and/or convicted of a sex crime. In addition, many sex crimes tend to be high profile cases that catch the attention of Indianapolis area reporters. Hiring the right Indiana criminal defense attorney as early in your case as possible provides you with the best chance to beat the charges and preempt an assault on your reputation. The criminal defense and sex crime attorneys at the Central Indiana law office of Michael Jeffries & Associates will review your case and help you determine the best course of action for your criminal defense, your employment, and your family.
Negotiated Pleas and Sex Offenses
While choosing a public defender to represent you is almost never your best option, it is particularly unwise when you’re charged with a sex crime. Public defense lawyers are under enormous pressure to clear cases and often encourage their clients to accept negotiated pleas. Usually these deals involve a lesser charge, but one that’s still related to the original sexual offense. That means that you will still be acknowledging guilt for a sex crime. At the private criminal defense firm of Michael Jeffries & Associates each clients’ case is handled individually. We examine all aspects of the prosecution’s case before making a recommendation. For some of our Indianapolis area clients, a negotiated plea may be the best course of action; for others, a plea is unacceptable. When you retain our sex crime defense team, you’ll have the final say with regard to your defense.
An Important Note to Criminal Defendants
If you have been arrested or are the subject of a police investigation in Indiana, contact Michael Jeffries & Associates immediately. Do not answer police questions or agree to give a statement before talking to one of our seasoned criminal defense attorneys. We have been able to stop many cases from being filed by the prosecution because our clients did not provide an incriminating statement. The police only want to interview you to bolster their case. Exercise your rights; refuse to answer questions until you speak to your lawyer.
Central Indiana Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a sex crime in Indianapolis, Danville, Avon, Brownsburg, or Plainfield or in Hendricks, Montgomery, Putnam, Marion, Boone, Johnson or Morgan Counties or anywhere else in Central Indiana, you need to take a proactive approach to your criminal defense. Contact the attorneys at the criminal defense firm that has built its reputation on successfully defending its clients. To schedule an appointment at the Danville office of Michael Jeffries & Associates contact us at 317-451-8544.