Sugar Land Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
Allegations of sexual misconduct are extremely serious. A criminal conviction for a sex crime in Texas can mean many years behind bars, hefty fines, and life-long registration as a sex offender. With so much at stake, you need a criminal defense attorney who will fight to preserve your freedom and good name.
At Segura and Kiatta, LLP we vigorously defend individuals accused of a wide range of sex offenses in Fort Bend County and Harris County. Don’t let shame or embarrassment prevent you from getting the legal help you need. The sooner you reach out for help, the greater the likelihood of a favorable outcome. We believe everyone is entitled to a strong defense and we treat every client with respect and compassion.
Call 281.570.6400 today to schedule a FREE consultation.
Sex Offenses in Texas
In Texas, a sex crime is defined as an unwanted, unsolicited sexual interaction that is forced upon another person. The Texas Penal Code names numerous crimes as sex crimes, including:
- Rape and sexual assault
- Child sex offenses (sexual assault, child pornography, sex trafficking, indecency with a child, etc.)
- Public lewdness, indecent exposure
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Prostitution/solicitation of a prostitute
Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in Fort Bend County and Harris County
Sex crime cases are usually based on he said/she said. Based on the circumstances of your case, the criminal defense team at Segura and Kiatta will develop a strategy to combat the charges against you, which may include:
- Illustrating the lack of credibility of the prosecution’s evidence and witnesses
- Creating reasonable doubt by discrediting the accuser — were they trying to get revenge or use this as leverage in a divorce or custody case? Were they trying to extort money? Do they have a history of dishonest behavior?
- Arguing that the sex act was consensual
- Providing a credible alibi
Texas Sex Offender Registry
Texas law requires those convicted of sex crimes to register with the Texas Sex Offender Registry. This database is accessible to the public and will include your photo, home address, and description of crime committed. If registered, you will have serious restrictions placed on where you may live and work. Registration in the database can be for 10 years or a lifetime. Charges that usually require someone to register for life include:
- Any sexual offense involving violence
- Child pornography
- Sexual offenses committed against minors in conjunction with other crimes such as kidnapping
- Sex trafficking