Indecency Charges Can Come Without Warning
A charge of indecency with a child can come quite unexpectedly. As you move through the world, it’s easy enough to come into brief contact with children — walking by a school, shopping in a store or while washing your hands at the sink in a public restroom. If an unsupervised child reports to his parent that an adult touched him or exposed himself in front of him, suddenly you are facing a potentially serious criminal charge and the dispute is simply his word against yours.
The best way to defend yourself in this situation is to hire a lawyer who will help you tell your side of the story. As your attorney, I will turn up all available evidence and provide thorough and timely legal advice so you can make informed decisions throughout your case.
Experienced Support For Indecency And Other Charges Involving Children
Under Texas law, indecency takes two forms:
- Indecency by contact: This offense is also known as “fondling” or “molestation.”
- Indecency by exposure: This occurs when someone reveals an inappropriate body part.
In addition to the laws addressing indecency toward minors, young people are also protected by related restrictions against actions such as:
- Statutory rape, also known as sexual assault of a child
- Child pornography charges, including possession and distribution
- Solicitation of a minor via online communication tools
I offer defense services for a wide range of criminal charges, including sensitive and stigmatized offenses such as sex crimes and felony charges involving minors. While these charges can be deeply frightening, it is possible to navigate your case to a successful outcome.
Tell Your Side Of The Story, With A Lawyer’s Help
I have been serving clients with commitment, loyalty, honesty, integrity and passion for more than 25 years.
Call 713-489-7763 or send an email to schedule a consultation at R. Todd Bennett, P.C. From my office in Houston, I represent clients throughout Harris County and beyond in Texas.
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