Washington Indecent Liberties Attorney
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In Washington, if you are found guilty of committing indecent liberties, the penalties can be detrimental to all areas of your life. Do not face these charges alone!
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Washington Indecent Liberties Charges and Penalties
What are Indecent Liberties?
A person is guilty of indecent liberties when he or she knowingly causes another person to have sexual contact with him, or her, or another:
(a) By forcible compulsion;
(b) When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless;
(c)When the victim is a person with a developmental disability and the perpetrator has a supervisory authority over the victim; or was providing transportation, within the course of his or her employment to the victim.
(d) When the perpetrator is a health care provider, the victim is a client or patient, and the sexual contact occurs during a treatment session, consultation, interview, or examination;
(e) When the victim is a resident of a facility for person with a mental disorder or chemical dependency and the perpetrator has a supervisory authority over the victim; or
(f) When the victim is a frail elder or vulnerable adult and the perpetrator is a person who is not married to the victim who has a significant relationship with the victim, or was providing transportation, within the course of his or her employment, to the victim at the time of the offense.
Sexual contact means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person done for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party or a third party.
Forcible compulsion means physical force which overcomes resistance, or a threat, express or implied, that places a person in fear of death or physical injury to herself or himself or another person, or in fear that she, he, or another person will be kidnapped.
What is the Punishment?
Indecent liberties by forcible compulsion is a class A felony. All other acts of indecent liberties are class B felonies.
A class A felony is punishable by life imprisonment, a fine of not more than $50,000.00, or by both.
A class B felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years, a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or by both.
Additionally, if you have been convicted of a sex crime, Washington can require you to register as a sex offender. Any adult residing whether or not the person has a fixed residence, or who is a student, is employed, or works in the State of Washington, who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of any sex offense, shall register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence, or if the person is not a resident of Washington, the county of the person’s school, or place of employment. When registering you must provide your name, residential address, date and place of birth, place of employment, crime for which convicted, date and place of conviction, social security number, photograph, and fingerprints.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an indecent liberties charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Indecent Liberties, and how can Weber Law help?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when a decade in prison and the stigma of committing a sex crime is the outcome. The court system can be intimidating, and without good legal help, the consequences can be devastating. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the allegation of indecent liberties. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available to the different aspects you could have been charged with, including but not limited to, speaking to potential witnesses, the circumstances surrounding the allegation, and even your criminal record. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean. Indecent liberties, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone, let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with indecent liberties, no matter the degree, in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for a consultation today.
WA ST § 9A.44.100, Indecent liberties
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
WA ST § 9A.44.010, Definitions
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