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sex crimes

When facing an allegation of a sexual offense in Texas, you are at risk of not only serious jail time, fines, and sex offender registration, but also a tainted reputation. We have extensive experience with fighting against sex crime charges in San Antonio. We are a firm you can trust to protect you.


 

SEX CRIME FACTS & DEFINITIONS

SEXUAL ABUSE

Sexual abuse can take place anywhere. It could take place at work, in your familiar surroundings or at public places. Talking about sexual abuse can be painful and embarrassing. It can happen to anyone; however women and children are victimized more often. The impact of sexual abuse can be life-long and have serious long-term emotional effects on the abused. Along with a victim, their families get affected as well.

Because of the immense capacity for harm sexual abuse represents, most people assume that if you are charged with sexual abuse, you are guilty. This is far from the truth, but you must act immediately to fight any type of sexual assault charge in San Antonio. If you face charges related to sexual abuse, you need to contact one of our assault attorneys immediately.

YOUR RIGHTS

It is very important you know your rights as an accused individual of sexual assault and what constitutes sexual abuse. In most cases children are unaware of the fact that they have been prey to sexual predators. On the other hand, children are also very susceptible to suggestion. Psychologists and even parents can encourage and influence children to remember sexual abuse that may not have actually taken place. As an accused individual, you have the right to a fair and unbiased trial. Individuals who work closely with children or interact regularly with teenagers can easily lose their jobs for merely being accused of sexual abuse. Considered a very serious sex crime, a conviction can be devastating to every aspect of your life.

RAPE

Sexually assaulting another individual against his or her will is considered a very serious crime with harsh consequences. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors, juries, and the community in general have an immediate negative response against an individual accused of raping another individual. This immediate negative response can instill bias or cloud an individual's judgment and lead to irrational decisions or overly harsh treatment. If you stand accused of rape, it is of the greatest importance that you seek out our assistance immediately. We will treat you with the dignity and respect your deserve, and your case will be addressed discreetly and with the utmost confidentiality.

In many rape cases, the alleged victim's testimony can be enough to secure a guilty verdict. With this in mind, it is very important to secure representation from a San Antonio Assault Attorney with proven experience in the courtroom. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney will be able to cross-examine witnesses to bring the true facts of the case to light. Rape allegations have a polarizing effect on people. When they hear that someone was a victim of rape, they tend to instantly think of the accused as guilty of the crime. In some rape cases, the circumstances of the situation may be much more complex. Falsely accused individuals, even when proven innocent in the court of law, can face the same negative associations as an individual actually guilty of rape.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Child pornography allegations have the potential to impact an accused individual's life in many detrimental ways. Because of the nature of child pornography, law enforcement agents, prosecutors, juries, and most people in general will very easily jump to conclusions about an accused individual. If you stand accused of a crime related to child pornography, it is absolutely essential that you protect yourself from the crippling effects of these allegations. Our attorneys will stand by your side and fight on your behalf. With our qualified sexual assault attorneysrepresenting your interests, you can minimize the potential damage of a child pornography allegation and save your reputation.

Depending on your line of work, a child pornography offense can have disastrous consequences on your career. This can be especially true if you work with children. Even if these allegations are found completely untrue in a court of law, being charged with a child pornography offense will still appear on your criminal record. Seeing a charge of this nature on your record can influence a potential employer's decision even if you explained the situation and your innocence. Being a registered sex offender limits where you can live and what jobs you can and cannot work. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable attorneys will help ensure that your rights are never disregarded due to the nature of the crime for which you stand accused. Overcoming the bias in such cases is part of the efforts that we will take on your behalf.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

Public indecency such as urinating in public, exposure of private parts in public and nude sunbathing can be termed as indecent exposure. Regardless of the intentions, indecent exposure can lead to serious consequences. Although termed as a misdemeanor, under certain circumstances it could be considered a felony and result in a mandatory sex offender registration. You can also serve time in jail and be asked to pay heavy fines. The situation can intensify if a minor is present and has viewed the act. This causes serious repercussions on the individual if convicted, as the law provides for some heavy penalties. If you have been charged with public indecency you need to contact us for aggressive legal representation.

Getting charged with indecent exposure can have serious implications on your criminal record, which can affect other important parts of your life, such as your employment prospects. It is important that you take action immediately to clear your name. Several factors may improve your case or make matters worse. Past records, influence of alcohol or drugs, and the location of the crime are all contributing factors. The intensity of the situation can worsen depending on whether or not it was in the presence of someone else. Getting Daniel & Hudson to defend you can help you fight these allegations and may help reduce your charges or even clear your name.

SEX WITH A MINOR

Depending on the age difference between you and the minor, as well as the circumstances of the situation, you may be facing serious consequences even if you are cleared of the charges. Individuals who work with children run the risk of losing their jobs regardless of the validity or truth of the charges. The legal punishments associated with a sex with a minor convictionincrease in severity as the age difference between the accused and the minor increases. In Texas, a minor is considered any individual under the age of 17. Consensual relations are considered statutory rape if the accused individual is more than three years older than the minor. This rule applies unless the minor is under 14 years of age, in which case any type of sexual activity is considered sexual assault. If you are accused of this sex crime, it is vital that you contact our firm at once.

PROSTITUTION

Engaging in sexual acts in exchange for money or favors is termed prostitution. It is illegal to engage in any activity that requires you to pay for sexual favors or charge for the same. Such acts are considered a major threat to the morals in the community. Therefore the consequences to such actions can be grave. Prostitution is taken very seriously and the police have often gone undercover to crack down on such operations and entrap individuals.

If you are charged with prostitution it is very important that you plead not guilty and get our assault lawyers to represent you and your case. Rules vary, but a first offense is usually filed as a misdemeanor. However, repeated charges of prostitution can lead to severe penalties and can eventually be considered a felony. You can be charged with soliciting prostitution the same way as anyone would who is carrying out prostitution themselves. Getting charged with prostitution can have long term implications and will negatively affect your future. Considered a serious sex crime, such charges require our committed attorneys that have proven records in criminal court. Being charged with a crime like this can affect you, your family, and your future. Contact our firm if you face prostitution charges.

For a free, confidential consultation contact the Law Offices of Daniel & Hudson at 210-222-2297. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.