Fewer criminal charges in Texas carry the same severity as sex crimes involving children. In Texas, sex crimes against children are taken extremely seriously. These types of crimes are federal crimes and can result in severe punishments. This makes hiring an indecency with a child attorney who is experienced with these cases and understand the law extremely important.
The Texas Penal Code categorizes this crime into two crimes, the first indecency with a child by contact involving touching, and the other, indecency with a child by exposure, which is without touching. This involves children under 17.
What are the penalties associated with these sex crimes in Texas?
Generally, indecency with a child by contact is charged with a second-degree felony, which can be two to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 fines. The indecency with a child by exposure charge is a third-degree felony, which can be 2 to 10 years in prison and fines up to $10,000 as well.
While the charges may vary, even a first-time offender may be required to register as a sex offender, receive jail time, and pay hefty fines.
What an Indecency with a Child Attorney Can Do For You
Derek W. Emmons has experience representing individuals who have been charged with, been under investigation for, or who have been arrested for these types of sex crimes. His experience and knowledge have led him to be an invaluable asset to his clients in and around San Antonio, Texas.
During a free consultation, you can discuss your case fully and get any of your questions answered. This important conversation should not wait any longer. Call 210-226-2800 to speak to a professional Texas indecency charge with a child attorney today.