McKinney Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
There are so called victimless crimes or consensual crimes, which are crimes without victims or complainantless crimes, which are crimes that are deemed to have no direct victims. The state laws on victimless sex crimes differ significantly although such offenses that include indecent exposure, unlawful possession of pornography, solicitation and pandering are considered. There are severe consequences for victimless sex crimes, which include conviction for felony, lifetime registration as sex offender, sex offender treatment program and jail or prison time. Other offenses like indecent exposure have less severe punishments in general, which include community service, felony charge, incarceration and fines.
If you or a member of your family has been arrested and charged with victimless sex crime in the state of Texas, we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible at The Goolsby Law Firm. A consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers should be conducted for you to know your rights and legal options.
Sex crimes such as solicitation, pandering, promotion and prostitution can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Promotion is defined as the solicitation of prostitution or pandering for another person while prostitution is considered as someone who is getting payment in exchange for sexual intercourse and other sexual acts. In general, it is an offense to employ a prostitute to do sexual acts in exchange for payment although it is usually treated as a misdemeanor.
There are prostitution charges that result from a police sting operation, where an officer poses as a prostitute. In such an operation, potential customers agree to pay a certain amount of money for a sex act and are then arrested. Some of those who were caught in a police sting do not have any previous record and like to have everything private. They do not want to go to trial for fear of negative consequences on their family, marriage and career. If you find yourself in such a situation, call The Goolsby Law Firm immediately to discuss the case with our criminal defense attorney. We are going to assess the interaction between you and the undercover police officer to find out your best legal defense.
In most states, lascivious conduct, indecent exposure and lewd acts could be charged as misdemeanor. These crimes may involve exposure of sex organs in public areas, sexual act in public areas and pornography. Indecent exposure though can be considered as a felony that will result to sex offender registration or psychological program in a number of states. In such cases a criminal defense lawyer from The Goolsby Law Firm can interview all witnesses that the prosecution has, as well as other witnesses that can help your case, if contacted early in the case. If it is impossible to defend your case, we can attempt to negotiate that you undergo a psychological treatment instead of going to jail.
If you or a loved has been accused of a sex crime in the state of Texas, know more about your legal options by contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm right away.