Sex-Based Crimes

Texas police and prosecutors take sex crimes very seriously, and will often seek the maximum prison sentence for any case involving a possible sex crime.  Beyond a potential prison sentence and heavy fines, a sex crime conviction can force you to register as a sex offender for life, making it extremely difficult to find housing or employment.  Simply put, you cannot afford to be convicted as a sex offender.  

Examples of Sex Crimes

There are a number of criminal offenses that qualify as sex crimes under Texas law. Some of these crimes involving forcing someone else to submit to your sexual desires, such as sexual assault or rape. Other crimes do not involve force, but are considered immoral by many, and are therefore criminal. Example of these crimes include prostitution or violating an ordinance related to topless dance clubs. 

The following offenses are all considered sex crimes:

  • Prostitution (sex work or escort services)
  • Promotion of Prostitution (commonly known as pimping)
  • Sexually Oriented Business Violations (such as running a strip club or topless bar)
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Improper Relationship between Teacher and Student
  • Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography
  • Online Solicitation of a Minor
  • Improper Photography of Visual Recording
  • Sexting
  • Public Lewdness
  • Indecent Exposure

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A charge for any of these offenses could have both official and unofficial consequences, as the damage to your reputation could be severe and the potential penalties could be substantial, depending on the severity of the crime. This may include a period of incarceration, steep fines, mandatory counseling or therapy, and a criminal record.  It may also require you to register as a sex offender, which is public information that could impact you for the rest of your life. 

Get Someone Seasoned in Criminal Defense

A seasoned criminal defense attorney can explore various options for defending you against these charges, including that the activity in question was consensual, or that you did not actually pay for sex. Because the potential ramifications of a sex crimes conviction are huge, it is critical that you contact an experienced Dallas sex crimes defense attorney as soon as possible after you are arrested.

Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in Dallas, Texas

The Law Office of Chad West will handle your sex crime charge with the highest degree of sensitivity, confidentiality and professionalism. We assess the specific facts of your case, and explain your case, the law and your options to you.  Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you if you have been charged with a sex crime in the Dallas area.