Being accused of, or arrested for, a sex crime in Texas is a serious matter. The consequences of a conviction are enormous, especially in a state which has strict law enforcement and prosecution of such crimes. A conviction for a sex offense in Texas may threaten your employment, your relationships, your reputation, and your freedom. If you are arrested for a sex crime or suspect you may be arrested in the near future, don’t waste time worrying. Get yourself a strong, skilled criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible – one who has a history of successful legal outcomes.
Ceja Law Firm, serving clients in Houston and surrounding areas, is a very highly regarded criminal defense practice. Lead attorney, Jose Ceja, has exceptional credentials, including being chosen one of Houston’s Top Lawyers of 2018 and one of National Trial Lawyers Top 100. If you need a sharp criminal defense attorney to defend you from sex crime charges, Jose Ceja is well-prepared to come to your assistance. Having worked as a prosecutor, he has tactical skills and insights that most defense attorneys don’t have. You will be the beneficiary of his in-depth knowledge of both sides of the judicial process.
Sex Crime Categories
In Texas, as elsewhere, sex crimes vary in severity from misdemeanor offenses like indecent exposure to significant felonies, such as rape (known in Texas as sexual assault) or sexual assault of a child. Whatever type of sex crime you have been accused of, you can count on Ceja Law to treat you with concern and respect. We are always on your side, presuming you innocent until proven guilty. According to the Texas Penal Code, the following acts, as well as others, are considered sex crimes in the state of Texas:
- Child sexual assault
- Child sex trafficking
- Child prostitution
- Online solicitation of a minor or sexting with a minor
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Indecency with a child through contact
- Indecency with a child by exposure
- Public lewdness
- Indecent exposure
- Improper student-teacher relationship
- Invasive visual recording
- Unlawful disclosure and promotion of intimate visual material
- Promotion of prostitution (pandering)
- Sexual assault
You should be aware that the majority of sex offenses in Texas are considered felonies and have significant consequences. These may include large fines, a lengthy period of incarceration, sex offender registration, loss of employment (depending on your occupation), loss of certain professional licenses, and personal consequences, such as a damaged reputation, and the loss of valued relationships. If you are convicted of some sex crimes you may be denied custody or visitation rights after a divorce, or only be able to see your child on supervised visits.
Texas Sex Offender Registry — Another Reason to Avoid a Conviction
As if all the potential punishments weren’t bad enough, a conviction can mean that you must register as a sex offender. Such registration may restrict where you live and requires that you keep law enforcement informed of your whereabouts and your employment. You must also provide law enforcement with a great deal of personal information, including your fingerprints. If your sex conviction was child-related, you may be forbidden to enter playgrounds, schools, or other child-oriented recreational places. You may also be prevented from having a computer with access to the internet.
How Ceja Law Firm Can Help Protect Your Rights
Having handled a great many sex crime defenses before, Jose Ceja understands only too well how “victims,” especially children, can be persuaded through carefully angled questions to “remember” things that never actually happened. Mr. Ceja knows how to uncover lies, investigate discrepancies, consult with medical or forensic experts, and fight vigorously to make certain you receive the best defense possible.
Defending individuals from sex crime charges, particularly if they have any criminal record, can be difficult, but criminal defense attorney Jose Ceja is up to the challenge. He has successfully defended many clients against such charges as sexual assault, indecent exposure, and child pornography. Many of his grateful clients have had their cases dismissed, come away from trial with a not guilty verdict, had their charges substantially reduced, or received “no bills” from a grand jury.
Contact Our Houston Sex Crime Lawyer
If you have been traumatized by being arrested for a sex crime, you need the guidance and support of a highly qualified criminal defense attorney. The sooner you contact Ceja Law Firm, the sooner we can resolve your predicament. Jose Ceja sincerely wants to help you get back to your normal routine and put this accusation behind you. Your initial consultation is free.