Being Convicted Of A Sex Crime Can Ruin Your Life

The criminal penalties associated with crimes of a sexual nature are among the most serious and far-reaching. Individuals who are convicted of a sex crime in Indiana will face a lengthy prison sentence, hefty fines and a criminal record. Additionally, upon being released from prison, an individual will likely be forced to register as a sex offender.

At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., we understand the grim reality that individuals who are accused of rape or who are charged with child molestation face if convicted. We thoroughly investigate and examine all aspects of a case to uncover evidence and identify weak points in the prosecution's case.

Understanding Indiana's Sex And Violent Offender Registry

Individuals who are convicted of a sex crime and forced to register as a sex offender in Indiana must provide the following personal identifying information that is included in a searchable online database:

  • Full legal name and any aliases
  • Photograph and physical description
  • Home address
  • Work address
  • Offense description and conviction date

In addition to having their information included in the public online database, convicted sex offenders must also comply with numerous restrictions related to where they can live and work and their daily lives, including:

  • Consent to monitoring of internet and computer use
  • Restricted from living within 1,000 feet of a school
  • Complete psychiatric treatment
  • Participate in a treatment program
  • Submit to random drug and chemical tests
  • Prohibited from having contact with minors under the age of 16

Protecting Your Rights

If you are facing criminal charges related to a sex crime, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients' rights are respected and upheld and fight to win a dismissal or reduction in charges and keep your name off the sex offender registry.

Call 574-516-6188 or toll free at 800-523-5099 to speak with a lawyer at our firm or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you overcome the legal challenges you face.