Most people understand that even after someone is arrested for a crime in the United States, he or she is innocent until proven guilty. However, Texas lawmakers and police are aggressive in pursuit of convictions for child sex crimes.
If you are convicted of a sex crime in Texas, you have the right to an appeal. However, your chances of winning your case on appeal are actually lower than winning your initial trial. Often, if you do win an appeal, you will simply get a new trial in which the prosecution will try your case again.
The bottom line is that you do not want to have to try to win your sex crime case on an appeal; you want to win at trial the first time.
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Texas, it is essential that you seek the assistance of an experienced sex crime defense attorney immediately. Do not count on having a guilty conviction reversed on appeal; you need someone who will be your advocate from the beginning.
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