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Sex Crimes Lawyer in Collin County, Texas

Fort Worth Sex Assault Rape Defense Attorney

Plano Law Firm Representing Clients Accused of Sex Crimes

When you are accused of a sex crime, you are in for a long and difficult road ahead. The mere allegation of a sex-related crime could be enough to destroy your reputation—both personal and professional. If you are convicted, you could be facing a lengthy prison sentence, steep fines, and registration as a convicted sex offender.

At The Crowder Law Firm, P.C., we understand the challenges that you are facing when you have been charged with a sex crime. We also know that it is common in today's world to presume a person is guilty of a sex crime simply because charges were filed. Our team, however, believes that every defendant is innocent until proven guilty, and we will work hard to provide the aggressive defense you need. We will also treat you with the dignity and respect that you deserve, no matter what the charges against you may be.

Common Sex Crimes in North Texas

Criminal offenses that involve sex acts are generally referred to as sex crimes. Many sex crimes are felony offenses and are heavily prosecuted in Texas. Some of the more common sexual offenses handled in the Texas criminal system include:

  • Sexual assault, including rape, non-consensual sex acts, forcible sex, or sex with a person under age 17;
  • Aggravated sexual assault, including sexual assault involving the use of a weapon, date rape drugs, violence, or serious threat, or when the victim is under 14 years old, elderly, or disabled.
  • Prostitution and solicitation.
  • Voyeurism, or spying on someone for the purposes of sexual gratification;
  • Improper relationship between educators and students;
  • Unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material, also known as "revenge porn;"
  • Invasive visual recording, or taking intimate pictures of video of someone without their consent;
  • Sexual coercion, including blackmail or extortion involving intimate visual material;
  • Indecent exposure and public lewdness.

Penalties for Sex Crimes

The specific criminal penalties associated with a sex crime conviction are dependent upon many factors including the specific offense for which you have been charged, the relationship between you and the alleged victim, and the alleged victim's age. The severity of the charges and the possible consequences will be more severe if you are suspected of having used a deadly weapon or a so-called "date rape drug" like Rohypnol, GHB, or ketamine. Your previous criminal history will also be taken into account.

Some sex crimes are misdemeanor offenses punishable by up to a year in jail and fines. However, most sex crimes in Texas are felonies punishable by a prison sentence from two years to life in prison and fines up to $10,000. Additionally, many sex crime convictions require registration as a sex offender.

Sexual assault aggravated sexual assault, compelling prostitution, and a second conviction for indecent exposure are just a few of the crimes that require sex offender registration. When you are a registered sex offender, anyone with access to the internet can see your name, photograph, address, and the sex crime(s) for which you have been convicted.

Dallas Legal Defense for Sex Crime Charges

Attorney Darlina Crowder has obtained more than 300 not guilty verdicts and acquittals for her clients during her 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. She and the team at The Crowder Law Firm P.C. know that being accused of a sex crime can be devastating both personally and professionally. We also know, however, that there are at least two sides to every story.

When you choose our firm, we will take the time to listen to you and to understand the details surrounding your arrest. We will conduct a full investigation into the charges against so that we can develop an aggressive strategy for protecting your rights and your future. Our team will do everything we can to give you the best possibility of a favorable outcome.

Let Us Help

A sex crime charge does not have to ruin your life. Contact our office to learn about your defense options today. Schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 214-544-0061. We serve clients in Plano, Fort Worth, Dallas, McKinney, Garland, Denton, Frisco, Tarrant County, Grayson County, and the surrounding areas. Se habla Español.

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