A sex crime, especially a sex crime involving a child, is a serious criminal charge. Your reputation can be destroyed by the mere accusation. If you are convicted, you can lose everything you hold dear, including your job, your family and your freedom.
I’m R. Todd Bennett, a Houston criminal defense lawyer. I truly believe that the only thing worse than committing a sexual violation of a child is to be falsely accused of such a crime. If you face charges for sexual assault or rape, statutory rape, indecency with a child, indecent exposure, sexual molestation, public lewdness or any other sex charge, I offer an initial consultation to discuss your case.
Don’t Talk To The Police
Many people who are accused of sex crimes make the grave mistake of talking to the police or Child Protective Services (CPS) workers. Whether the accusations are true or 100 percent false, you should never talk to investigators without an effective criminal defense lawyer by your side. Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Even if you want to cooperate with the investigation to demonstrate your innocence, have an effective criminal lawyer manage the investigation so that your rights are protected.
Police officers can file sex charges based merely on an accusation, with absolutely no physical evidence to back up those charges. Given the consequences of a conviction, you need an experienced criminal attorney to protect your rights.
Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction in Texas
Depending on the charge, you could face up to life in prison.
After you are released from prison, you will be subject to lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Even with probation you may be subject to sex offender registration requirements.
If you are under investigation for or have been charged with a sex crime, contact me, Houston criminal defense lawyer R. Todd Bennett, for an initial consultation about your case.