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Sex Crimes


Houston Sex Crimes Attorneys

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.

Contact the defense attorneys at Maverick Ray & Associates for a free case consultation.

What To Do After Being Charged with Sex Crimes in Texas

If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, you need a legal advocate who has the skill, experience, and resources necessary to be successful. Once we sign onto your case, we will immediately begin investigating. We will look for evidence, begin negotiations in terms of plea deals, and determine any possible defenses that may be available. If you decide to go to trial, you can expect the trial to occur for a series of months. Our team of sex crimes attorneys will prepare your case, finalize a plan, and consult with you every step of the way.

Investigating Possible Sex Crimes Defenses with a Houston Defense Attorney

When it comes to sex crimes convictions, the stakes are high. This is why it is important to have Maverick Ray & Associates by your side. We have years of experience fighting cases focused on these types of charges. A sex crimes defense attorney from our firm offers skilled and aggressive criminal defense representation to those facing sex crime charges in and around Houston, Texas. Some of the most common sex crime defenses include but is not limited to:

  • The motivation to lie
  • Tainted evidence
  • Inconsistencies in testimony
  • Delayed outcry
  • Recantation

An experienced sex crimes defense attorney might also demonstrate that the victim gave their consent or that the conduct was part of medical care for a child that did not include contact with sexual organs. One of our skilled sex crime attorneys can determine if any of these defenses apply to your particular sex crimes case in Houston.

Defenses to Statutory Rape: Romeo and Juliet Law

For young adults accused of statutory rape, Texas’ “Romeo and Juliet law” may apply. This law protects teenagers from being accused of statutory rape if the sexual conduct was consensual and if the following conditions were met:

  • You were not more than three years older than the victim at the time of the offense;
  • You were not required to register as a sex offender;
  • The victim was 14 years or older; and
  • it was not a person you were prohibited from marrying.

Defense for Charges of Sexual Assault of a Child: An Attorney That Is NOT Afraid

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.

Let Houston Defense Attorney Maverick Ray Fight Your Prostitution Case

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.

Representation for Sex Offenders

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:

  • Continuous sexual abuse of young child or children
  • Indecency with a child
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Possession or promotion of child pornography

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.

Allow a Houston Sex Crimes Defense Attorney to Fight Your Case

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.