Dallas Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Sex crimes in the state of Texas include countless sexual behaviors that are considered criminal in nature and range from prostitution to sexual assault. If you or a member of your family has been charged with a sex offense, it is crucial for your case that you retain the services of an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer.
The consequences of a sex crime conviction can be life changing and serious but there are legal defenses that are available. Contacting us at The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as you can will allow prompt evaluation of the evidence and questioning of witnesses.
What is a Sex Crime?
Sex crimes include all kinds of illegal sexual activity that range from rape, which is typically described as sexual penetration without the consent of the victim, to prostitution, which is usually described as sex for hire.
Sexual assault on children or sex crimes that include bodily injuries are considered the most severe sex offenses. Other sex crimes in the state of Texas include voyeurism, public indecency, solicitation, date rape, pornography, pandering, statutory rape, pimping, unlawful sodomy, date rape and lewd acts.
In general, sexual assault is the uninvited physical contact with a sex organ. In certain states, it is also prohibited to aggressively make sexually suggestive statements without needing physical contact. A physical contact is considered as unwanted if the victim physically objected, was not able to provide legal consent or refused.
It does not have to be shown that the victim resisted physically. Present laws on sex crimes are typically gender neutral, which means that they protect all victims that are assaulted physically.
Most sex crimes are considered as felony offenses while lesser offenses like public indecency are usually considered as misdemeanors. The prosecution will decide if a misdemeanor or a felony is more appropriate for the particular circumstances of the case. If contacted early in the investigation process, a criminal defense lawyer can minimize the charges.
If you or a member of your family has been accused of a sex crime in the state of Texas, contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as possible. We are well versed in Texas laws and we can help in evaluating your situation and preparing a solid defense for your case.
Majority of sex crimes have no witnesses. Thus, the decisions made by the prosecution are based on the credibility of parties and strength of evidence. Because of the nature of the offense, you may be accused of a sex crime falsely and it can be very difficult to prove otherwise.
If you or a family member has been arrested and charged with a sex crime, the most crucial step to make would be to contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm immediately, so that we can begin an investigation right away and defend your legal rights early.
Remember that a conviction for a sex crime can have severe consequences that can be life altering. The Goolsby Law Firm will provide you with experienced and aggressive defense that will consider the law and the circumstances of your case, allowing us to try and have your charges dismissed or reduced.