Houston Sex Crime Lawyer
Sex crime accusations are some of the most dangerous of all types of criminal allegations, and have serious repercussions, both in penalties and in the potential damage to your personal and professional reputation. The damage can take place even when you are completely innocent of the allegation. It is vitally important to retain a proven Houston sex defense attorney to protect your rights and ensure that everything possible is done in an effort to exonerate you of all wrongdoing. With an
AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martinedale-Hubbell®, you know that my firm is preceded by a reputation for high legal, professional, and ethical standards.
Are you facing a sex offense in the Houston, TX area?
As a former prosecutor at both state and federal levels, I provide clients with knowledgeable and professional legal representation in all types of sex crime accusations. I am Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have the expertise and experience you need during this difficult time. Even though a sex crime charge can affect you professionally and personally, you are innocent until proven guilty. It is my task to do all I can to protect your rights and aggressively defend your case.
Regardless of the circumstances of the crimes, you can trust that I will do everything possible to helping you protect your legal rights. From cases involving sexual abuse to those relating to
solicitation and even more violent crimes of
rape, I will always work tirelessly to apply the same level of professionalism and discreteness. Many people do not realize that crimes such as
indecent exposure or
public lewdness can be classified as a sex offense; however, under the law, that is exactly what it is. If you are successfully convicted, you will find that you are facing life-altering consequences, including the possibility of registration as a sex offender.
Other sex-related crimes that I am able to assist with include internet sex crimes,
spousal rape and
solicitation of a minor. I recognize that avoiding a conviction is a top priority, as being found guilty of a sex crime charge can lead to mandatory
sex offender registration and long prison sentences. It is therefore absolutely critical that you do not hesitate to contact my firm as soon as you realize that you have been criminally charged. The sooner that you get me involved, the faster that I will be able to begin investigating, drawing together evidence and building a defense towards protecting you.
Sex Crimes Committed Against a Child
While every sex-related crime should be taken seriously, this is never truer than when the victim is a minor under the legal consenting age. While there is three year rule (someone over the age of 17 cannot be criminally charged if within three years of age of the victim, so long as the victim is not under the age of 14), the penalties that are associated with this type of crime are severe and will carry harsh and life-altering penalties. If you are interested to learn about the types of sex crime charges against children that I am able to help protect you against, I encourage you to give me a call today. No matter if you have been charged with having sex with a minor,
indecency with a child,
molestation or even the
online solicitation of a minor, you can be confident knowing that I will go the distance in my efforts to protect your legal rights. Just some of the sex crimes against children that I can defend against include the following:
It is considered to be a criminal offense to commit a sexual assault against another involving penetration, including anal or oral sex. This is especially true should the act incorporate violence, the use of a deadly weapon or even threats in a way that makes the victim believe that violence is imminent. When sexual assault is committed against a child, it can be even more daunting and can include penalties that involve imprisonment that can range from five years to life, monetary fines up to $10,000, psychological treatment and even registration as a sex offender. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, this can be an enhanced charge of aggravated or super aggravated sexual assault which carries even stiffer penalties. Read more about sexual assault.
Super Aggravated Sexual Assault
According to the Texas Penal Code, it is considered to be a criminal offense to commit aggravated sexual assault. When the victim is younger than six years of age or if it is proven that violent aggravated sexual abuse occurred to a child younger than fourteen, per §22.021, this is considered to be Super Aggravated Sexual Assault or Aggravated Aggravated Sexual Assault; this has enhanced penalties that include incarceration from 25 years to life. Due to the severity of the crime, it is highly encouraged that if you have been criminally charged, accused or even if you have reason to believe that you are under investigation that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of an aggressive criminal attorney. I know what is on the line with crimes of this nature – you can be confident knowing that if you call my firm, I will do everything possible to help protect your rights. Read more
about Super Aggravated Sexual Assault.
Although all sex offenses are considered seriously, those that involve children are the most harshly persecuted under the law. Due to the damage that is done to children who are at a young impressionable age, the law slaps those convicted with child abuse with the severest of penalties possible. This is both as a punishment for the defendant and to act as a deterrent against criminal acts of that nature occurring in the future. Unfortunately, this vigilant behavior, while well-intentioned, can leave the undeserving suffering. If you have been wrongfully accused, it is not enough to hope that your innocence will protect you. Although legally you are to be considered innocent until proven guilty, you will find you're fighting an uphill battle. Read more about child abuse.
Houston, TX Criminal Lawyer for Sex Crime Defense
With the severity of the consequences in a conviction of a sex crime, choosing a seasoned defense attorney who is highly qualified with a reputation in criminal defense should be your top consideration. It is important to select an attorney as soon as possible, in order to control the situation from the outset. My firm concentrates on studying the facts of the case and determining the best course of action for defending you in court. In many sex crime charges, there are false accusations due to a divorce or other situation that is underlying the allegation. Being falsely accused can gravely impact your life and must be defended aggressively. With my office working energetically on your behalf, I will ensure you are treated with the respect and dignity you deserve. I am available for evening and weekend appointments in order to discuss your case and to better serve you in your time of need.
Contact a Houston sex crime lawyer from my firm for the aggressive and experienced legal representation you deserve.