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Understanding Indiana Child Sexual Trafficking Laws 35-42-3.5-1.3 : B. Hicks Law Can Help

Child sexual trafficking is a grave and heinous crime that exploits the most vulnerable members of our society – children. In the state of Indiana, the legal system takes a strong stance against those involved in child sexual trafficking. Under Indiana Code IC 35-42-3.5-1.3, the crime is clearly defined and carries severe penalties for those found guilty. B. Hicks Law is here to provide expert legal defense for individuals facing charges related to child sexual trafficking.

What is Child Sexual Trafficking in Indiana?

Indiana Code IC 35-42-3.5-1.3 lays out the legal definition of child sexual trafficking. It states that a person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age who knowingly or intentionally sells or transfers custody of a child less than eighteen (18) years of age for the purpose of prostitution, juvenile prostitution, or participating in sexual conduct commits child sexual trafficking, a Level 2 felony. This law was added by P.L.144-2018, SEC.23, to strengthen the state's commitment to combat this heinous crime. Understanding the Consequences Child sexual trafficking is classified as a Level 2 felony in Indiana, and the penalties for conviction can be severe. If you or someone you know is facing charges related to child sexual trafficking, it's crucial to understand the potential consequences. B. Hicks Law can provide expert legal guidance on this matter.

  • A Level 2 felony in Indiana can lead to a prison sentence of 10-30 years.

  • Convicted individuals may also face fines of up to $10,000.

  • Child sexual trafficking convictions can lead to a lifelong criminal record, impacting future opportunities and personal reputation.

B. Hicks Law: Your Trusted Legal Defense

If you or a loved one is facing charges related to child sexual trafficking in Indiana, it's essential to have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney by your side. B. Hicks Law is a dedicated criminal defense law firm with a deep understanding of Indiana's legal system. Our expert legal team is committed to protecting your rights and providing you with the strongest possible defense. We will thoroughly investigate your case, challenge the evidence presented against you, and work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy. Our goal is to minimize the consequences you face and, if possible, secure an acquittal.

Why Choose B. Hicks Law

  1. Expertise: Our attorneys have a profound knowledge of Indiana's criminal laws, including those pertaining to child sexual trafficking.

  2. Dedication: We are committed to providing each client with personalized attention and a relentless commitment to their defense.

  3. Results: Our track record of successful case outcomes speaks to our ability to achieve positive results for our clients.

  4. Compassion: We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and approach them with empathy and respect for our clients' emotions and concerns.

Child sexual trafficking is a grave crime that Indiana takes seriously, and the consequences of a conviction can be life-altering. If you are facing charges related to child sexual trafficking, you don't have to face them alone. B. Hicks Law is here to provide expert legal representation and a strong defense to protect your rights and future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you navigate this challenging legal situation.

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