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Texas sex crimes carry not only harsh legal consequences but also profound personal and social repercussions. Being accused of a sex crime can permanently destroy your reputation and damage your career and relationships. 

These accusations often lead to public stigma, emotional distress, and financial instability long before a verdict is even reached. Given the gravity of these accusations, consulting with a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately is crucial. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide essential guidance, protect your rights throughout the legal process, and work aggressively to challenge the accusations against you.

At The Law Office of Mauricio Garcia, we offer direct attorney contact and interaction throughout your case, state and federal defense experience, and a dedication to helping you achieve the best possible outcomes.

At our Texas law firm, we believe everyone is entitled to legal representation of the highest quality regardless of the nature of the charges. Our Brownsville sex crime lawyers provide nonjudgmental legal help tailored to your circumstances, needs, and objectives.

Talk to our Brownsville sex crime attorney about your case in a free initial consultation by emailing us online or calling (956) 395-3314. Hablamos español.

Texas Sex Crimes

“Sex crimes” is a label for various crimes under Texas Penal Code Title 5 Chapter 21

Texas sex crimes can include but are not limited to: 

  • Continuous sexual abuse of a young child or disabled person
  • Public lewdness
  • Indecent exposure
  • Indecency with a child
  • Improper relationship between an educator and a student
  • Sexual coercion
  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Sexual assault of an adult
  • Sexual assault of a child
  • Aggravated sexual assault of an adult
  • Aggravated sexual assault of a child
  • Possession or distribution of child pornography

Penalties for Texas Sex Crimes

Convictions for sex crimes can result in lengthy prison sentences, substantial fines, and the devastating requirement of sex offender registration. The severity of the penalties generally depends on the nature and circumstances of the crime, your criminal history, and the victim's age, among other factors.

Examples of penalties include second- to first-degree felony convictions for sexual assault resulting in two to 20 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000 and first-degree felony convictions for aggravated sexual assault of five to 99 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. 

Sex Offender Registration

Sex offender registration is a consequence that can follow you long after your sentence is served. This registration requires you to provide personal information, including your address, employment details, and photograph, to law enforcement. This information is made publicly accessible, significantly affecting where you can live, work, and interact within your community.

Registration is divided into tiers based on the nature and severity of the crime as follows:

  • Tier I for less severe crimes requires registration for at least 15 years
  • Tier II offenders face a 25-year registration period
  • Tier II for the most severe cases are subject to lifetime registration

Each tier dictates the length of the registration period and the frequency and detailed requirements for updating law enforcement on your whereabouts, employment, and other personal information.

Talk to our Brownsville sex crime attorney about your case in a free initial consultation by emailing us online or calling (956) 395-3314. Hablamos español.

Texas Sex Crime FAQ

How can a sex crime lawyer help me if I've been accused of a sex offense?

A sex crime lawyer can provide crucial legal representation and support throughout every stage of your case. We can help protect your rights, investigate the allegations against you, gather evidence, build a strong defense strategy, negotiate with prosecutors, and advocate for your best interests in court.

What defenses are available in sex crime cases?

Depending on the specifics of your case, possible defenses may include mistaken identity, lack of consent, false allegations, insufficient evidence, alibi, statute of limitations, entrapment, or constitutional violations. Our experienced sex crime lawyers will carefully evaluate the facts of your case and determine the most effective defense strategy.

Will I have to register as a sex offender if convicted of a sex crime in Texas?

In many cases, a conviction for certain sex crimes in Texas requires mandatory registration as a sex offender. This registration can have serious and long-lasting consequences, impacting where you can live, work, and travel. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help minimize the potential consequences of a conviction.

The Importance of Legal Representation

Facing sex crime charges in Texas without experienced legal representation can severely impact the outcome of your case. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can challenge the accusations, negotiate with prosecutors, and aim to minimize the consequences. 

Our Brownsville sex crime attorney can defend you against charges, devising strategic defense tactics tailored to the specifics of your case. We understand the complexities of Texas law and are dedicated to providing vigorous representation to protect your rights, reputation, and future.

Connect with us on our contact form or call (956) 395-3314 to discuss your case with our Brownsville attorney today. 

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