When it comes to being charged with sex crimes in Houston, it is important to hire expert legal representation to help protect your rights.
Whether you were accused of sexual assault, solicitation of a minor, child molestation, rape/statutory rape, failure to register as a sex offender, prostitution/solicitation of a prostitute, child pornography possession, or indecency with a child, we have an immense amount of experience fighting cases like yours.
These sex offenses in Texas can lead to hefty fines and jail or prison time. However, a Houston sex crimes attorney from Maverick Ray & Associates can help save your dignity, your future career, and most importantly, your record.
As funding for the Children Assessment Center continues to grow (Harris County contributes over $10 million annually), more men and women are wrongfully accused of sexual abuse. Sometimes allegations come as vendettas during a divorce. Sometimes government agency social workers lead children to believe falsely that he or she was sexually abused. Maverick and his team are ready to fight the toughest of cases: sexual assault of a child.
Our legal team at Maverick Ray & Associates has experience dealing with the experts who testify on these cases. Oftentimes the prosecution knows that a child’s testimony is wrought with problems and inconsistencies. This leads to the prosecution bringing in expert witnesses to try to explain away the child’s demeanor, inconsistencies, delayed outcry, or recantation.
The truth is that these so-called experts base their entire testimony on information they have read in journals. The experts’ opinions are flawed across the board because they base their research and testimony on the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS). This “syndrome” has been the foundation for numerous convictions of innocent men and women.
Even the creator of CSAAS has come forth and disclosed the problems with CSAAS and his disdain for it being used to convict individuals of sexual assault. While many states have recognized the problems inherent with using “experts” to bolster a state’s sexual assault case, Texas still allows these experts to have a say in criminal trials.
Don’t become the next victim. It is imperative that you hire an experienced child sexual assault lawyer such as Maverick Ray who can show the flaws and use the expert’s literature against them in these cases.
Whether you were busted by an undercover officer in a massage parlor, strip club, Craigslist, social network, or even on the street, you need Maverick Ray and his team by your side. Prostitution can be a tricky offense. The crime of prostitution requires specific evidence of an agreement to perform sexual services. No sexual performance needs to actually occur for the offense to be completed.
One can often be arrested without an affirmative agreement. Other times, an officer doesn’t have a recording device, which makes the situation a “he said, she said” affair. There are even instances where an undercover officer will entrap an individual and convince them to commit the crime they ordinarily would not commit. Whatever the evidence, you need our Houston prostitution defense lawyers by your side to fight these allegations.
Usually when an officer is unsuccessful in tricking an individual to agree to perform a sexual act for money, he will still find something wrong and write a citation or arrest the person for a different offense. These offenses generally include sexually-oriented business, massage violations, or solicitation. Our firm also provides representation for these lesser offenses.
Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure requires that people convicted of an enumerated offense register with the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) as a sex offender. This registry is made public through the TXDPS website and includes information such as a person’s name, address, and date of birth.
Reportable convictions include but are not limited to:
Being required to register as a sex offender can destroy your life and your livelihood. If you are arrested for a sex crime that requires registration, you need a vigorous defense. You need an attorney who knows the law and the incredible impact that even allegations of sexual misconduct can have on a person’s reputation.
Depending on the crime, adult sex offenders may be required to register for a minimum of ten (10) years after their discharge from state supervision. Lifetime registration is required for sexually violent offenses. It is essential to consult a Houston sex crimes attorney immediately if you are charged with a crime that requires sex offender registration. In some circumstances, you may be able to obtain an exemption or an early termination of registration.
Regardless of the circumstances, being accused of a sex crime can be demoralizing. You need a Houston sex crimes lawyer who understands the gravity of these accusations and who will do what it takes to clear your name and reputation. If you have been charged with a sex crime, the first call you need to make is to Maverick Ray & Associates. Let our knowledgeable defense team protect your rights and get you the outcome you deserve.
A sex crimes attorney in Texas can investigate the evidence of your case to fight these allegations for you. Hire an experienced sexual assault attorney from Maverick Ray & Associates to represent you when you need legal counsel the most. We have the expertise needed to successfully execute a case as important as yours. To schedule a free phone consultation with a Houston sex crimes attorney today, call our law office today.