2018 Indiana Special Probation Conditions For Adult (Sex Offense) Probationers
The Judicial Nominating Commission of Indiana has completed the 2018 change to the generally applicable Special Probation Conditions for adults convicted of a sexual based offense. These strict conditions are compelling thousands of probationers to take sex offense treatment programs that cost hundreds of dollars a month, and undergo expensive polygraph testing at the probationer’s expense.
Before you consider a plea deal, if you have been, or are about to be, convicted of a sexual offense (especially an underage offense) in Indiana please take note of the draconian restrictions and conditions you will have to agree to be bound by.
Also, please don’t think that a high-dollar attorney (with whatever degree or reputation) will be able to prevent these measures from going into effect. If you have no probation, but are sentenced to a fully executed sentence, you will be on very similar stipulations with the Indiana Parole Board. No person convicted of a sexual based crime in Indiana can escape the harsh measures that are REQUIRED by Probation and Parole law. The best lawyers in Indiana are not able to wriggle around the Sex Offender Statues in Indiana.
In addition, whenever an Indiana lawyer advertises themselves to be “on your side” or “ready to defend you” I suggest you save your paltry thousands of dollars that you will be scrapping up from Mom and Dad, or who-the-hell-ever, and put it on you jail books – the reality is simply this: The court rules of criminal procedure, Indiana case law, the Rules of Evidence, and the victim’s word alone will ensure that you are convicted should you decide to go to trial.
You can visit some sites to read the crap for yourself: Keefer Barnhart, LLP declares, “In order to give yourself a fighting chance, you need to contact Keffer Barnhart LLP right away.” They tell you that the arrest is the easy part, but that the prosecutor will have to work really, really hard to convict you. This is simply misinformation. The fact is, about 1 out of every 1000 sexual assault cases are won in court. The defendant has very little protections because EVERY state has amended laws, statute of limitations, trail procedure, and sentencing statues to ensure a conviction. It’s extremely difficult for any citizen to defend him or herself if there is only one victim. But it is near to impossible to win if there is more than one victim.
Once a child or an adult makes an allegation against an Indiana citizen, the police are going to make an arrest, the publicity and political points are way too high not to.
Once a citizen is arrested, the cops are going to go to work gathering the evidence to convict. They will lie to the citizen to get a confession (score one for the cops), making promises that will never materialize, they will record and transcribe the victim’s statement (score two for the cops), they will have the child or adult go to the hospital where a special nurse working hand-in-hand with the cops will conduct a “routine” examination that will detail what the victim is complaining about, such as “I was touched under my pants by my daddy’s friend.” Or “I was raped by this guy wearing a sky mask.” (This, the nurse will read to the jury at the trial to bolster the victim’s credibility.)(score three for the cops.) The cops will get a warrant to search every square inch of your domicile, car, anything and everything! If the victim is under age, the cops will gather such things as toys, books, emails, pictures of kids, kids underwear, computer data, cell phone data, and present this list to the prosecutor for use at trial (score four for the cops.) Then the cops will canvas the neighborhood interviewing kids and adults to find out what the defendant has said in the past that can be used against him in court, they will interview anyone and everyone, and the newspaper will bring in even more witnesses against the defendant. (score five for the cops.) And this is just the beginning. This is what the lawyers don’t want you to know. The entire process from arrest to conviction is so easy that all it takes is a willing child or adult to make a complaint.
If you are an Indiana citizen and you think you may have a skeleton in your closet that could result in a sex offense conviction, send us a letter and we will give you some general safety tips and strategies to truly protect your rights and freedom. We want to help anyone accused of a sex crime in Indiana to get the fairest trial possible – or the very best plea deal.