Being charged with a sexual offense can be a very intimidating situation. By law, you are presumed innocent until you are proven guilty, but nfortunately, people will sometimes treat you as if you are guilty from the moment you are charged with a sex crime. It is important to have an advocate on your side who will stand up for your rights.
Providing You With a Vigorous Criminal Defense
Sexual offense charges are usually classified under Texas law as felonies, threatening defendants with very serious criminal consequences if convicted. Those consequences could include substantial jail time, prison time, registration as a sex offender and large fines. Common sexual offenses include the following:
- Sexual Assault (Texas Penal Code § 22.011)
- Aggravated Sexual Assault (Texas Penal Code § 22.021)
- Public Lewdness (Texas Penal Code § 21.07)
- Indecent Exposure (Texas Penal Code § 21.08)
- Indecency With A Child (Texas Penal Code § 21.11)
If you are convicted of a sex crime, there is a potential that you will spend the rest of your life registering as a sex offender. In Texas, this can happen even if you are convicted of a crime that seems minor, such as sex with a minor when there is a relatively small age difference between the "victim" and the alleged "perpetrator."
If you have been charged with any type of sex crime, it is important to talk to an attorney so you can get an accurate sense of how serious the charges are and what options you have.
Examining the Details of Your Case in Depth
Sex crime charges are often the result of ambiguous situations with some amount of contradictory evidence. I will carefully examine the evidence, including all physical evidence and testimony against you in order to determine the strength of the prosecutor's case. I devote a great deal of time to every case I accept, so you can be confident that when I recommend a criminal defense strategy in your case, it will be carefully tailored to your particular circumstances.
I am Clovis Martin, a Georgetown, Texas criminal defense lawyer, and I defend people accused of sexual offenses in Williamson County. Contact me at my office for a free consultation to discuss your charges.