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Understanding Indiana Law: Unlawful Employment by a Sexual Predator 35-42-4-10

Crime, criminal law, and the legal system play crucial roles in our society. It is the responsibility of our justice system to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and given an opportunity to defend themselves, regardless of the charges against them. B. Hicks Law is dedicated to upholding these principles and providing the best possible legal representation for individuals involved in criminal cases. In this blog post, we'll discuss a specific Indiana law, IC 35-42-4-10, which pertains to "Unlawful Employment by a Sexual Predator." We will take a neutral stance, focusing on the importance of understanding the law and the rights of individuals accused of this crime.

IC 35-42-4-10: Unlawful Employment by a Sexual Predator IC 35-42-4-10 addresses the issue of unlawful employment by certain individuals, specifically "sexually violent predators" and "offenders against children." It's important to clarify these terms to gain a better understanding of the law.

  1. Offender Against Children: The law defines "offender against children" as a person who is an offender against children under section 11 of this chapter.

  2. Sexually Violent Predator: A "sexually violent predator" is defined as a person who is a sexually violent predator under IC 35-38-1-7.5.

The law specifies that a sexually violent predator or an offender against children who knowingly or intentionally works for compensation or as a volunteer commits unlawful employment by a sexual predator. The prohibited employment areas and roles include:

  • School property

  • Youth program center

  • Public park

  • Child care provider (as defined by IC 31-33-26-1)

  • For a child care provider (as defined by IC 31-33-26-1)

  • Provider of respite care services and other support services for primary or family caregivers

  • Provider of adult day care services

Violation of this law is classified as a Level 6 felony, but it can escalate to a Level 5 felony if the individual has a prior unrelated conviction based on their failure to comply with any requirement imposed on an offender under IC 11-8-8.

The Importance of Legal Representation Understanding Indiana's laws and their implications is essential for both citizens and legal professionals. It's crucial to emphasize that every individual has the right to a fair trial and legal representation, no matter the nature of the charges against them.

The neutrality of the law should not be confused with a lack of seriousness in addressing such matters. IC 35-42-4-10 is designed to protect the safety of children and vulnerable individuals. However, individuals accused of such crimes still have the right to a legal defense, and it's the role of criminal defense attorneys to ensure those rights are upheld.

The Role of B. Hicks Law B. Hicks Law is committed to providing the best legal representation for individuals facing criminal charges in Indiana, including cases related to IC 35-42-4-10. Our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys understands the complexities of the legal system and is dedicated to ensuring that every client receives a fair and just defense. In conclusion, IC 35-42-4-10 is a significant piece of Indiana's criminal law, aimed at protecting children and vulnerable individuals. It's crucial to comprehend the law's provisions and implications, as well as the rights of individuals accused of unlawful employment by a sexual predator. B. Hicks Law stands as a pillar of support for those in need of effective legal representation in criminal defense cases, ensuring that justice is served while upholding the rights of all individuals involved in the legal process.

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