Dallas Sex Crime FAQ
Texas Lawyer Representing Defendants Charged with Sex Crimes
What is a sex crime?
A sex crime is a sex act that is unlawful. In the state of Texas, the following are frequently committed sexual offenses: child abuse, child molestation, child pornography, date rape, exploitation, failure to register, indecent exposure, prostitution, rape, sexual assault and statutory rape.
What will happen if I am convicted of a sex crime?
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will face some of the toughest legal penalties imaginable. You may be sentenced with imprisonment, fines, community service and/or probation. Additionally, in the state of Texas, all convicted sex crime offenders must list their name on the state’s sex offender registry.
What happens in sex crime cases where the victim was a child?
In cases where the victim of the sex crime was a minor (person below the legal age of 18), the offender’s criminal charges are likely to be enhanced. Additionally, if the person is convicted of his/her crimes against a child, he/she will be sentenced with extremely harsh penalties and is likely to be ordered to serve time in jail as he/she will be viewed as a threat to his/her community.
What is the sex offender registry?
The sex offender registry is a state database that contains the names and information of people who have been convicted of sex crimes. Once a person’s name is enlisted in the sex offender registry, he/she will be a known sex offender as this information is accessible by the general public, including employers, landlords and financial institutions.
Do I need a sex crime defense attorney?
If you have been charged with or accused of a sex crime, you need a skilled sex crime defense attorney on your side as you are truly in for the battle of your life. Sex crime convictions can result if life-altering legal consequences like jail time and mandatory sex offender registration. With legal penalties like these being involved, you need to hire a sex crime lawyer who will place every effort into helping you avoid a conviction.