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Austin, TX Sex Crimes Attorneys Who Handle Complicated Cases

In Texas, sex offenses carry severe, life-changing penalties

Sex crimes in Texas are a serious matter, with legal consequences that can be life-altering. If you or your child is facing allegations related to sex offenses in Texas, it's essential to understand the gravity of the situation. Consult and experienced sex crimes lawyer right away.

With decades of legal experience in Central Texas, the Austin, TX sex offenses lawyers at Botsford & Roark possess the knowledge, skills, connections, and resources needed to get meaningful results for clients. Contact us today for a no obligation, confidential case evaluation. Our case results include:

“I called upon Brian Roark in my time of need, and I am thankful that I did. … Brian ensured that justice was served fairly. I hope that I will never have to call on him for help again but I am glad to know he is there. I am thankful to have made his friendship during this ordeal. I recommend him highly.” - George C.

Types of sex offenses in Texas

What charges are you facing? Sex crimes in Texas encompass a wide range of offenses, each with its own unique characteristics and potential consequences. Some common types of sex crime charges Botsford & Roark handles include:

  • Sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault (including rape)
    • Simple sexual assault is usually a second degree felony, but aggravated sexual assault can escalate to a first degree felony
    • 2-20 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine for a second degree charge
  • Sexual coercion
    • State jail felony for first-time offense, third degree felony if previously convicted of this or a similar crime
    • 2-10 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine for a third degree felony
  • Sexual assault of a child, aggravated sexual assault of a child (statutory rape)
    • First degree felony
    • Up to life in prison, $10,000 fine
  • Indecency with a child
    • Second degree felony or third degree felony
    • 2-20 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine for a second-degree charge
  • Indecent exposure
    • Class B misdemeanor
    • Up to 180 days in jail, $2,000 fine
  • Public lewdness
    • Class A misdemeanor
    • Up to 1 year in jail, $4,000 fine
  • Internet sex crimes. An internet sex crime in Texas refers to any criminal offense involving sexual misconduct or exploitation facilitated through online communication or technology. Examples include:

In addition to these penalties, a conviction for any of these charges may require you to register as a sex offender. This registration can be lifelong or last for a specified number of years, significantly limiting your housing, employment, and loan opportunities. You will also be obligated to inform those residing within a certain distance of your sex offender status.

Legal defenses to sex crime charges

Allegations of sexual assault can cast a long shadow, obscuring personal, professional, and social horizons. But with Botsford & Roark, Austin’s pinnacle of criminal and sexual assault crime defense, you have a relentless advocate, a beacon of hope in challenging times. Here’s our approach:

  • Comprehensive case analysis. Every case starts with understanding the specifics of your situation. We conduct thorough investigations that allows us to build formidable defense strategies.
  • Rigorous evidence collection. We diligently gather all pertinent data, from alibis and witness testimonies to digital footprints and expert opinions.
  • Deep understanding of Texas law. You need an attorney that knows Texas law inside and out.
  • Strategic pre-trial engagements. Harnessing our connections in the Central Texas legal community, we aim to mitigate the charges, negotiate plea deals, or, if possible, have the case dismissed.
  • Excellent trial advocacy. We advocate fiercely for your rights, challenging the prosecution’s claims at every juncture.
  • Post-trial support. The end of a trial doesn’t mark the end of our association. From assisting with probationary mandates to initiating appeals or expunging records and public image damage control, Botsford & Roark remains your steadfast ally, long after the gavel drops.

Contact a sex crimes attorney to review your potential legal options

At Botsford & Roark, our commitment to defending individuals accused of sex crimes is unwavering. We believe that everyone deserves a fair day in court and that being accused is not equivalent to being guilty.

Our approach is simple but effective: we challenge the evidence, the legal process, the credibility of witnesses, and the circumstances surrounding your case to create reasonable doubt and negotiate for a favorable outcome.

If you are facing sex crime accusations in Texas, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Trust Botsford & Roark to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. Contact us now.

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