Sexual Assault and Indecency Cases
If you are charged with a sexual offense against a child or an adult by force or exploitation, you are looking at the stiffest punishment that the law will allow outside of capital punishment. These are first and second degree aggravated felonies carrying huge potential prison sentences if the government can secure a conviction. These are aggravated offenses that have strict parole eligibility requirements not to mention that even a deferred probation means being a registered sex offender.
As a former Dallas County Felony Chief Prosecutor and Dallas County Child Abuse Prosecutor, I understand how the government will build the case against you. I have tried countless cases like these and know where to attack the evidence in a jury trial. On the other hand, if the allegation is truly bogus, like a child abuse outcry incident to acrimonious divorce or child custody matters, a quick and aggressive gathering of information to be presented to law enforcement and prosecutors before any charges are even filed. This can sometimes lead to the charges being dropped or to the Grand Jury "No-Billing" the case. A No-Bill effectively ends the prosecution. I will work with you to decide which strategy best fits your case.
In other cases, guilt is not only obvious but inevitable. You need to hear this from your attorney before you hear it from a jury giving you the absolute maximum sentence. This is sometimes a tough reality that must be dealt with early so that everything possible can be done to minimize the punishment. Some lawyers do not want to give bad news to their clients. I believe that giving my clients bad news first is my most important duty. You deserve to be shot straight about your case whether the news is good or bad.My practice in this area encompasses the following crimes:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault by Mental Health or Health Care Services Provider
- Sexual Assault by Clergymen
- Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
- Sexual Assault of a Child
- Indecency with a Child
- Possession of Child Pornography