If you are found guilty of a sex crime against a child, your life will never be the same. Courts impose serious penalties for these crimes in Texas, including mandatory incarceration and registration as a child sex offender.
In 2009, Texas Legislature passed Jessica’s Law. Under this statute, individuals who are convicted of certain sex crimes against children will be subject to mandatory incarceration with no possibility of probation or parole and registration as a sex offender. Repeat offenders can receive up to a life sentence in prison.
Being a registered sex offender is a life sentence, even if you are only required to register for a certain period of time. The sex offender registry is available to the public as a means of alerting the community to the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders. Convicted offenders can only live in certain areas (away from parks, schools or other areas where children congregate), and, as convicted felons, are likely to have difficulties securing loans, housing, lines of credit and even obtaining employment.
If you are being investigated for or if you have been charged with a sex crime against a child, it is extremely important that you speak with an experienced sex crimes attorney immediately in order to begin building your defense.
A sex crime conviction will haunt you for the rest of your life. Protect your freedom and call The Law Offices of Ned Barnett to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.
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