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Sex Crime Attorney Denton, TX
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There are many different types of crimes for which prison time is a real possibility. Being charged with a sex crime in Texas is unique, however, because (i) in the court of public opinion you are guilty until proven innocent, and (ii) if you are convicted, you might have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
Unfortunately, falsely accusing someone of a sex crime is one of the most effective ways of discrediting them. Our sex crime attorneys in Denton, Texas, understand that you may be the victim of a false accusation, and we are ready to believe you even if no one else does. And even if you are guilty, Texas prosecutors often seek penalties for sex crimes that are wildly disproportionate to their actual seriousness.
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Sex Crime Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How can I defend myself against a charge of possession of child pornography?
Normally, possession of child pornography charges are based on the presence of incriminating material on your computer’s hard drive. Several potential defenses are available, including:
- The evidence was seized illegally
- You were unaware of the presence of the material on your hard drive, or you were unaware of its nature
- The “children” in the material were actually adults or computer-generated images
What Is the Exclusionary Rule in Texas?
The exclusionary rule bars the admission of evidence that has been seized illegally. For example, if the police seized files from the hard drive of your computer without probable cause to believe that you had committed a crime, the files can be excluded from evidence and you might win an acquittal.
How Does the Texas Statutory Rape Law Work?
The age of consent in Texas is 17. This means that:
- It is a crime to have sex with anyone under 17, even with consent
- If two people under 17 have sex with each other, both can be charged
- “I didn’t realize she was underage” is not a defense
It IS a defense if the defendant was not more than three years older than the alleged victim at the time of the offense. These cases can be very complicated; it is important to hire an attorney immediately. It is also very important to not discuss your case with anybody, including law enforcement, without the help and counsel of an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney.
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