Indecent liberties - Washington Sexual Assault Laws

Indecent liberties Crime & Punishment in Washington :

The Washington code § 9A.44.100 defines two degrees of the crime indecent liberties , each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Indecent liberties - Charge Description Punishment
Class A felony
If indecent liberties occur by forcible compulsion. Maximum of life in prison, and/or a fine of $50,000
Class B felony
Maximum of 10 years in prison, and/or a fine of $20,000

Indecent liberties is a charge that is unique to Washington. Crimes that would be prosecuted as indecent liberties in Washington will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.

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