Sex Crimes Lawyer Georgetown, TX
Arrested for a Sex Offense in Williamson County, TX?
Being accused of a sex crime can turn your life upside down. These offenses carry a negative stigma that can harm every aspect of your life. Your family and social life, your work or professional life, your financial future – everything can be on the line in sex crime allegations. For all these reasons, you need a capable and aggressive defender, one who takes your freedom and future, seriously.
At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we understand the difficulties you are likely facing when accused of any type of sexual misconduct. Our firm is not here to judge but to uphold your right to a strong and effective legal defense. We bring top Avvo ratings of 10.0 Superb, experience as former prosecutors, and trial experience to your case. Our team will extensively prepare your case for the courtroom and will work toward a favorable outcome. Our Georgetown sex crimes lawyers are here to fight for you tooth and nail and take charge throughout the process.
Types of Sex Crimes
In Texas, sex crimes can range from lower-level misdemeanors to serious felonies resulting in lengthy prison terms and mandatory sex offender registration.
Examples of these offenses include:
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Possession, manufacture, and/or distribution of child pornography
- Exploitation of minors
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Sexual assault
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
- Public lewdness
- Lewd acts with a minor
- Sexual abuse
- Sex trafficking
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Improper teacher-student relationship
- Sexting (sending sexually-explicit photos or material via text)
Levels of Sex Crimes Charges in Texas
In Texas, most sex offenses are charged and punished as felonies. For example, as a second-degree felony, sexual assault carries penalties 2 to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. As a first-degree felony, aggravated sexual assault can lead to 5 to 99 years in prison. State jail felonies are punishable by 180 days up to two years in jail while third-degree felonies carry penalties of 2 to 10 years in prison. All felonies may be subject to a $10,000 fine.
In Texas, sexual misconduct misdemeanors, such as public lewdness, sexting, and indecent exposure, may be charged as:
- Class C misdemeanors (lowest level), carrying a fine of up to $500;
- Class B misdemeanors, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or fines of up to $2,000; or
- Class A misdemeanors, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or fines of up to $4,000
Aside from the imprisonment and fines, those convicted of sexual-related felonies are generally required to register as sex offenders. Registration may be for 10 years up to life. The length of time will be based on the type of offense for which you were convicted. As such, you will be required to register with your local law enforcement agency. Your identity, address, photo, as well as the nature of your offense are then made public record for anyone to access. The registration requirement begins after any prison term is served, and it is a crime to fail to register.
Turn to Our Williamson County Firm for a Dedicated Defense in Sex Cases
Sex crime accusations are often made with no witnesses and on the hearsay of the alleged victim. They may be based on falsehoods, exaggerations, and other misleading information. Despite this, prosecutors will work overtime to try to get a conviction. Because of this, you need an equally aggressive and hard-hitting defender. Our firm will take every possible legal measure to help you fight back and pursue a favorable case resolution. We offer representation in Round Rock, Cedar Park and throughout Williamson County.
Smith and Vinson are absolutely incredible! They go above and beyond to help their clients and have a track record of success in getting cases dismissed. Their aggressive approach and unwavering dedication make them stand out from the rest.- Linda W.
What sets this firm apart is their unwavering dedication to their clients. They listen attentively, provide clear guidance, and approach every case with the utmost diligence. Their attention to detail is truly impressive, and they leave no stone unturned.- Former Client
When in battle you need people by your side who are fierce enough to face the opposition with you. Brad and Jarod far exceeded my expectations with their passion for winning and attention to detail.- Nikki C.
After the Jury was selected, the first witness was called to the stand, and Brad and Jarrod imploded the State's case. Moments later, the case was dismissed. I couldn't be any more thankful for Smith & Vinson.- Former Client
Case Dismissed Assault Family Violence
Our client received an arrest warrant for an alleged assault on his brother’s girlfriend. He needed the warrant cleared so that he could be considered for a job he was applying for. Our firm worked with his brother’s girlfriend and found inconsistencies between her statements and those made by our client, his brother, and another eyewitness. We challenged the State’s attorney on these inconsistencies and case was ultimately dismissed.
Charges Dismissed Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence
Case Dismissed Felony DWI w/ Child Passenger
After spending Thanksgiving Day with her family, our client drove home with her daughter in the backseat of her car. She was pulled over for speeding and given a warning. At that point, she should have been free to leave. Instead, a backup officer arrived on scene and demanded that the client step out of the car so he could perform an “investigation.”
Pre-Trial Diversion DWI Voluntary Blood Draw
Our Client was pulled over and investigated for DWI. He was asked to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests and subjected to an eye movement test. He also voluntarily provided a blood sample to be tested. The results were twice the legal limit.
Case Dismissed; Charges Reduced Five counts of Sex Assault of a Child & Eight Counts of Indecency w/ a Child
Our client was accused of being in a relationship with an underage teen. He was charged with six counts of sexual assault of a child and eight counts of indecency with a child. The evidence was overwhelming. He thought his life was over.