Sex crimes are serious charges, but they can be devastating when they involve children. In Texas, prosecutors will pursue the highest possible penalties for your conviction, so it is critical to begin a strong defense, quickly. Our Mission sex crimes defense attorney can help you mount an aggressive defense that is prepared for all contingencies.
Child molestation is considered any sexual abuse, sexual conduct, or indecency with a child under the age of 17, according to Texas law. These offenses can be charged as a first-, second-, or third-degree felony. The severity of the charge depends on the age of the child, and how many sexual acts took place.
The penalties for sex crimes against children are heavy, since there is little tolerance for these offenses. If you are convicted of a second-degree felony child molestation charge, you may be facing up to 20 years in state prison. The use of a weapon to commit the sex crime is a first-degree felony, and can mean a sentence up to 99 years in state prison. In addition to lengthy prison sentences, you may be required to register as a sex offender for decades, or even for life.
It isn’t impossible for an innocent person to be accused of child molestation. Often, there is an angry romantic partner, housemate, or family member behind the accusations. False accusations may arise from:
Sexual intercourse is not a requirement for a child molestation charge, so it is possible that a charge may arise out of an accidental situation. Inappropriate touching, even through clothing, can result in child molestation charges. Exposing a child to pornographic materials can also be considered child molestation. If a child accesses your devices and is exposed to pornography, you may find yourself facing charges.
Don’t waste any time to get in touch with our team at The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC. Our experienced Mission sex crimes defense lawyer has fought a wide array of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, and we are ready to go to work on your defense. We are committed to growing and improving our abilities as skilled legal counsel, and we will listen carefully to your needs. Our firm offers Spanish-language services to ensure our clients receive caring, knowledgeable defense they can understand.
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