Our society has strong and unforgiving sentiments on sexual abuse. And if the crime involves a child, the public will demand the highest possible form of punishment. Whether there is any truth to an accusation or not, if a person is convicted of any kind of sex crime involving a child under 14, the penalties are life-shattering. Jessica’s Law[a] ensures that even a first time offense earns a mandatory 25-year sentence, before a parole can even be considered.
Unfortunately, people take advantage of the fact that this kind of accusation will evoke little sympathy. Our attorneys are experienced criminal defense lawyers who know that there are many reasons someone can be charged with a sex crime without actually being guilty. This can be especially true when a husband and wife are divorcing and child custody is at issue. Or even when a jilted lover exacts revenge, seeking to damage the reputation of an ex.
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What the Law Says
Indecent liberties with a child is when an adult engages in any of the following acts with a child who is 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age:
* Any lewd fondling or touching of either the child or the offender, done or submitted to with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the offender, or both
* Soliciting the child to engage in any lewd fondling or touching of the person or another with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child, the offender or another.
Indecent liberties with a child is a severity level 5, person felony.
Turn To a Place You Can Trust
At the Swain Law Office we believe that each and every individual, no matter what they are charged with, deserve the best legal representation. We also believe in the legal principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” In our practice, we put these beliefs into action and represent clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area and throughout the state of Kansas, who have been charged with sex crimes involving children, including:
* Statutory rape/ Rape
* Indecent liberties / aggravated indecent liberties
* Child sexual abuse / incest
* Electronic solicitation of a minor
* Solicitation of a child or teen prostitute
Thorough and Aggressive Investigation
We understand the gravity of your situation and what exactly is on the line here. Once you have enlisted our services, our legal team will begin at once to preserve evidence and closely examine the facts to build a strategic defense on your behalf. No matter how challenging the case may be, we are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and resources to fight your case to the fullest and clear your name. Our attorneys take each case with the utmost seriousness and will spare no effort in our attempts to prove your innocence or reduce the charges against you. The Swain Law Office legal team has handled hundreds of felony cases and have proven themselves to be aggressive and effective advocates in court.
Take No Chances
Charged with indecent liberties with a child? This is not the time for an inexperienced lawyer to try his or her luck at your expense. Only a team of competent attorneys, who are well-versed in Kansas sex laws, will be able to help you through this trying time. No matter what time of the day it is, you can call or contact our offices from anywhere to discuss your situation. We don’t believe in cutting corners. We will explain you the laws and provide you with an honest assessment of your situation.