Houston Sex Crime Attorneys
Arrested for a sex crime in Harris or Fort Bend County?
Sex offenses are incredibly serious and are some of the most strictly prosecuted
crimes in the state of Texas. Even an arrest and accusation of a sex offense
can be demeaning and embarrassing. Prosecutors will do everything in their
power to ensure that you receive the steepest penalties available and
will quickly throw you into jail, force you to pay expensive fines and
could potentially require you to spend the rest of your life registering
as a convicted sex offender. If you have been arrested, you need to immediately
act and retain the representation of Stornello Law Firm, P.C. We will
work diligently to provide you with trusted defense and aggressive representation
for your case. If you are facing any of the following charges, you need
to contact our Houston
criminal defense attorneys today!
Rape is considered a violent crime that will be charged as a felony. If
convicted, you could face maximum penalties, including life in prison.
If you have been arrested for statutory rape or raping a minor, you need
to immediately contact an attorney.
Possessing, distributing, viewing or requesting, and manufacturing child
pornography is strictly forbidden by law. If you are arrested on child
pornography charges, you could potentially be penalized with life in prison
and major fines.
Child sexual abuse is a form of molestation in which the alleged perpetrator
acted in a manner or engaged in sexual contact with a child in order to
stimulate one's own sexual desires. Those accused of this crime will
face biased judgments from the public and possibly the jury.
Any type of internet crime including sexual advancements, exchange of
photos or sexually graphic material, child pornography or asking of services
(regardless of outcome) is considered a sex crime.
Indecency with a Child
Any type of sexual contact, interaction or exposure with a child or minor
less than the age of 17 can land a person with a charge of indecency with a child.
Any unwanted advancements or touching of a victim through use of force,
fear or incoherency is defined as sexual assault. This is an aggravated
offense that is heavily prosecuted.
Harsh Penalties for Sex Crime Convictions
Texas State legislation is not forgiving in the slightest towards those
conviction of sex crimes. Regardless of the evidence present or your criminal
history, if you are convicted for a sex crime of any kind, you could be
facing some of the harshest criminal penalties in use. Some punishments
will target your pocketbook and others your time but the most damaging
of all penalties will affect your reputation and good name. If you are
charged with a sex crime in Texas, you need to react fast to protect yourself
with a trusted Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney.
The three top forms of criminal penalty sex crime convicts face are:
Prison time: Many sex crimes are charged as felonies, not misdemeanors, so any time
spent behind bars may be done in a state or federal prison for at least
one year. In addition to losing your freedom, incarceration can subject
you to notorious dangers of prison life.
High fines and fees: Depending on the crime for which you were convicted, the state may exact
a fine of several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Your conviction
will also allow the alleged victim to sue you in civil court for personalized
Mandatory sex offender registration: Employers, landlords, administrators of educational institutions, and more
have the right to know if you are or have been a registered sex offender.
With your name placed on one of these lists, living an ordinary life may
be impossible or uncomfortable. In some situations, sex offenders have
been forced to leave neighborhoods or cities, either due to zoning regulations
or public ridicule.
You need immediate defense from a Houston criminal lawyer for your case!
Without the representation of Stornello Law Firm, P.C., you could potentially
be facing years in prison, probation or parole, fines, restitution and
life as a registered offender. When you choose to work with our team,
you will be working with dedicated attorneys who are understanding of
your case and will cross-examine witnesses, gather necessary evidence
to support your side of the case and actively pursue a favorable outcome.
If you have been arrested, it is absolutely imperative that you
contact Stornello Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible and work with our trusted and highly experienced Houston
criminal defense attorneys. Call today to schedule a
free case evaluation.