Under Texas law, sex crimes are felonies punished by extensive prison time, lengthy probation periods and mandatory registration as a sex offender. However, even after you have served out the terms of your sentence, a sex crime conviction will follow you for the rest of your life.
The only way to have a sex crime conviction removed from your record in Texas is if you are pardoned by the governor. Needless to say, this rarely happens, so if you are convicted of a sex crime in our state, it will be visible on your record forever. The social stigma associated with being a convicted sex offender will likely prevent you from securing a place to live, a job and many other opportunities.
Since a sex crime conviction cannot be removed from your record, what should you do if you are accused of this serious crime? In a word, fight. If you are aware that you are under investigation for or have been charged with a sex crime, contact an experienced sex crimes defense attorney who can build your defense immediately.
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