Houston Sex Crimes Lawyers

Harris County sex crime charges lawyers

Defending Your Rights and Integrity in Houston, TX

Sex crimes are very serious offenses with severe penalties. These charges can have a lasting impact on the lives of those who are accused. Even if a person is never convicted, their reputation may be permanently damaged, and they could lose their job or the custody of their children. If you or someone you know has been charged with offenses such as sexual assault or prostitution in Houston, Texas, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney who has handled these types of cases in the past. At Bennett & Bennett, our dedicated team has defended clients against sex offenses and other serious charges for over 28 years. We are prepared to help you take steps to protect your rights and reputation as we build a strong defense.

Sexual Assault Charges

Sexual assault generally refers to any non-consensual sexual act committed against another person. In Texas, sexual assault encompasses a wide range of behaviors, including forced sexual intercourse, unwanted touching or groping, "date rape," and other forms of sexual violence or coercion. These offenses are taken very seriously by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and they will usually result in second degree felony charges.

If you have been accused of sexual assault in Houston, it is important to remember that everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your case and challenge any evidence presented by the prosecution. We will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process, and we will work to defend against a conviction for sexual assault.

Offenses Related to Prostitution

In Texas, all forms of prostitution or solicitation are illegal. Prostitution generally involves offering or agreeing to engage in sexual conduct for money or other types of compensation. While prostitution is usually charged as a Class B misdemeanor, a person who solicits prostitution may face state-jail-felony charges. Promotion of prostitution, which involves arranging prostitution transactions or benefiting from prostitution activity, is a more serious offense that can lead to third-degree, second-degree, or first-degree felony charges.

If you have been charged with prostitution-related offenses, it is essential to consult with an attorney who understands the complexities of these cases. Our lawyers may be able to challenge the legality of police tactics used during sting operations targeting individuals involved in prostitution activities. We may also explore potential defenses such as lack of intent or mistaken identity. We will work diligently to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences associated with these charges.

Crimes Against Children

Crimes against children, including child pornography, indecency with a child, and sexual assault or continuous sexual abuse of a minor, are among the most serious offenses a person can face in Texas. These crimes carry severe penalties, and a conviction can result in long-term consequences such as mandatory sex-offender registration. If you have been accused of a crime against a child in Houston, our lawyers will thoroughly investigate the allegations made against you and challenge any evidence presented by the prosecution. We will ensure that your rights are protected throughout all stages of the legal process.

Sex Offender Registration Requirements

In Texas, individuals convicted of most sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders. The amount of time this requirement will remain in place will depend on the nature of the offense committed. In general, convicted sex offenders will be required to register for 10 years, although lifetime registration may be required for people convicted of sexually violent offenses or crimes against children.

The consequences of being listed on the sex offender registry can be life-altering. Registered sex offenders often face significant social stigma, difficulty finding employment, restrictions on where they can live or visit, and limitations on their personal freedoms. Anyone who has been charged with a sex crime will need to understand the restrictions and requirements that may apply to them if they are convicted. To prevent these issues, our attorneys can provide a strong defense against criminal charges, and we will help defendants take steps to avoid being convicted of sexual offenses.

Contact Our Houston Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys

If you or someone you know is facing charges related to sexual offenses in Houston, Bennett & Bennett is here to help. Our team has extensive experience defending clients accused of sex crimes and other serious offenses, and we will provide creative representation that is tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. We understand that being charged with a sex crime can be overwhelming, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us at 713-224-1747 to schedule a confidential consultation.

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