Collin County Lawyer Defends Crimes Against Children
Defense Attorney in Plano for Clients Charged With Child Abuse, Trafficking, and Exploitation
When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, it is important to work with a lawyer who is dedicated to helping build a responsible defense. A criminal conviction is likely to bring serious penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and permanent damage to your reputation. The stakes are even higher, however, when you are charged with a crime against a child.
If you have been charged with committing a crime in which a child was allegedly harmed or placed at risk, you need the best possible representation from a law firm who understands how to handle the most sensitive cases. You need The Crowder Law Firm.
Child-Related Crimes in Fort Worth and Denton
Attorney Darlina Crowder is a tenacious criminal defense attorney in North Texas with more than 20 years of experience in the practice of the law. During that time, she and her team have obtained over 300 acquittals and not-guilty verdicts, including in many cases involving alleged crimes against children. At our firm, we are equipped to handle a wide variety of child-related criminal charges, including:
- Sexual assault of a child;
- Child sex abuse;
- Kidnapping and abductions;
- Child trafficking;
- Sexual exploitation of a child;
- Child pornography;
- Solicitation of a minor;
- Improper relationship between an educator and student;
- Child abuse and domestic violence;
- Injury to a child;
- Neglect and abandonment;
- Child endangerment; and
- Many others.
The severity of the charges and penalties associated with a conviction will depend on many factors, including the age of the child, the nature of the alleged offense, and the defendant's criminal history. It is important to recognize, however, that most charges related to crimes against children are handled as felonies, and the penalties generally include terms in state prison.
Federal Crimes Against Children Charges
Most of the acts and behaviors that are prohibited by Texas law are also illegal under federal law, which means that charges for crimes against children could be handled in federal court. Federal charges are likely when federal entities like the FBI and DEA become involved in the investigation, such as in cases of suspected kidnapping, child trafficking, sexual exploitation of a minor, child pornography, and online solicitation of a minor. While penalties for a conviction in Texas can be severe, those associated with a conviction on federal charges are often more serious. Federal charges for crimes against children tend to carry minimum prison sentences of at least five years, even for a first-time conviction. Ms. Crowder is admitted to practice in both state and federal court, and she is committed to helping you protect your rights, regardless of where the charges have been filed.
Contact a Skilled Attorney Immediately
It is critical to contact a qualified Plano criminal defense attorney as soon as you have been arrested for a crime involving a child. You should not answer questions from the police or make any statements until you have spoken to a lawyer at The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. first. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact our office. Call 214-303-9600 today. Our firm represents clients in Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney, Garland, Frisco, Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, Grayson County, Tarrant County, and the rest of North Texas.