Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child
Sex Crime Attorney in Houston
Indecency with a child is a crime that involves committing some type of sexual offense against a minor child under the age of 17. Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 states that an individual can be formally charged with indecency with a child if:
- You have committed any sexual offense against a minor that is not their spouse, regardless of whether the child is the same sex or the opposite sex
- They have engaged in sexual contact with a minor, or caused or encouraged the minor in some way to engage in sexual conduct
- They have initiated sexual contact with a minor with the intention of arousing any person
- They have caused a minor to expose their genitals, breasts, anus, or other private area
Indecency with a Child Conviction
Being charged with indecency with a child is a serious matter, especially because the crime involves a child, which may result in enhanced criminal charges. A conviction can result in an extensive prison sentence and will likely also carry a mandatory registration as a sex offender
Your Legal Advocate
If you have been charged with indecency with a minor it is critical that you contact a skilled and experienced Houston sex crime attorney immediately.
Sex crimes defense attorney Ned Barnett has been providing legal representation to those charged with sex crimes for many years. As a former prosecutor at the state and federal level, he has substantial insight into both sides of the legal process, which enables him to provide effective criminal defense services to each client. Mr. Barnett can assist you in your case by engaging in a thorough investigation of your charges and building a defense that is intended to result in a reduction of those charges or even a full acquittal.
If you are facing charges of indecency with a child, contact Houston sex crime lawyer Ned Barnett right away to discuss your legal options.