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How to Get Statutory Rape Charges Dropped?

Published: Apr 13, 2021 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Statutory rape, or sexual assault of a child, in Texas can be a difficult charge to defend. If you’re an adult who had sexual contact with someone younger than 17, it doesn’t matter what you thought the person’s age was, what may have been a reasonable belief, or what that person told you. To have charges dropped, you need a valid and robust defense so you avoid a conviction and prison. What is Statutory Rape? Under state law, someone 16 years old or younger can’t legally consent to sexual contact….

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5 Reasons Houston Sex Offenders Fail To Register

Published: Apr 06, 2021 in Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

In Texas, those who’ve been convicted of sex crimes must register as sex offenders. This registry is available to the public. And those who must register are subject to seemingly endless rules about when, how, and how often they have to register. Here’s the big problem: Failing to register is a crime. You or a loved one might even be subject to a felony charge for a simple mistake. So let’s take a look at some of the common reasons Houston sex offenders fail to register and their options when…

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Can I Get Probation Instead of Jail for Sexual Assault?

Published: Mar 21, 2021 in Sex Crimes

When you have been charged with sexual assault, your first thought probably revolves around not going to jail. The penalties of a sexual assault conviction are severe in Texas. It’s up to you to do everything possible to protect yourself from time behind bars. No one wants to spend time in jail, and while your priority should be beating the charges altogether, there are alternatives like probation you can explore. What Happens When You’re Found Guilty of Sexual? In Texas, sexual assault is a second-degree felony. That means you can…

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Accused of Sexual Assault Years Later: What’s the Statute of Limitations?

Published: Feb 22, 2021 in Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Harris County, Texas. And any allegation of sexual assault will disrupt your life, relationships, and ability to live normally. This is all aside from possibly spending time in prison and sex offender registration. With so much at stake, it’s essential to take any accusation seriously – even if the alleged incident happened years ago. It’s increasingly common for people to be accused of acts that allegedly happened years ago. Our clients often wonder if they can go to prison for something from the…

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When Tinder Dates End with Sex Crime Charges

Published: Jan 29, 2021 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Sex crime accusations are on the rise in the age of online dating. With more and more people in Houston and the surrounding areas using dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, it’s never been easier to hook up. And while the vast majority of interactions are consensual, Tinder and other dating platforms allow for consensual acts to be framed as non-consensual later on. This can result in people facing unjustified sex crime charges. Fortunately, law enforcement in Houston usually only moves forward with criminal cases when there is evidence of…