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Exceptions to Statutory Rape in Indiana

According to statistics from The NeighborhoodScout, there were 600 total-reported rape cases in Indiana in 2021. In the state of Indiana, an individual could be arrested and charged with statutory rape for engaging in sexual activity with a child below 16 years. Generally, statutory rape laws in Indiana are based on the presumption that minors are unable to consent to any sexual act. However, there are certain exceptions that permit such acts, provided that it is consensual.

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Will I Lose My License After Being Charged With a DUI?

There is no denying the fact that a DUI charge can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. If you have been charged with a DUI in Indiana, you may be wondering about the repercussions of this offense on your driving privileges. One of the most common concerns is whether you will lose your license if convicted.

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He Said, She Said: Finding the Truth

According to statistics from the FBI 2019 Crime in the United States report, there were 2,475 total reported rape incidents in Indiana. Under Indiana laws, a person may be arrested and charged with sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with another person through force or when the victim is unable to consent or unaware of the sexual activity.

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According to statistics from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), there were 20,073 total e-citations for OWI offenses statewide in 2020. In Indiana, a person could be facing drunk driving charges (OWI) for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of at least 0.08% or any controlled substance in their body.

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Five Things to NOT Do After Being Charged With a Sex Crime

Sex crime charges are serious business. You may have thought you were engaging in a consensual act, but other factors may weigh in on your guilt or innocence. For instance, the mental or physical status of your alleged victim, the age of the other person, threats of force, violence, use of weapons, and other “aggravating” factors can play a huge role in the charges and penalties you may face if convicted of a sex crime.

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When Are Plea Agreements Necessary?

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Can I Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Indiana?

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After a DUI: Next Steps

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, make no mistake—time is not on your side.

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