A recent update to Indiana’s state sex offender registry underscores the serious consequences of a sex crime conviction.
A recent article exposed a disturbing statistic: Since 2000, over 16,000 complaints of sex crimes have been reported in long-term care facilities across the United States. The data, collected by the Administration for Community Living, tracked only complaints where state long-term care ombudsmen became involved in the case resolutions.
Based on two different bills headed to the Indiana Senate, state lawmakers may have conflicting views on sex crime enforcement.
A number of procedural protections are in place for victims of sexual assault, including confidentiality during the investigative stage. Yet are the accused afforded such rights?
The Indiana General Assembly passed a law in 2014 that permits courts to convert Class D felony convictions to Class A misdemeanors in certain circumstances. However, the application of those prerequisites to real life criminal cases may require some trial and error.
When it comes to criminal cases, society doesn't benefit from the government trying to win at any cost. Our justice system isn't supposed to railroad the defendant, but to prove his or her innocence beyond a reasonable doubt. It's intentionally set up with the prosecution going head to head, arguing different outcomes from the same set of facts.