If you learn that you are the target of a criminal investigation into a sex crime, then seek out the services of a criminal defense attorney immediately. Never make a statement to a law enforcement officer until after you have retained an experienced attorney focused on these complicated types of cases. Anything that you say to a law enforcement can be used against you.
An experienced criminal defense attorney is often in the best position to explain your side of the story and present evidence showing why criminal charges should not be filed.
Different types of sexually motivated crimes in Texas have a wide range of potential penalties. Sexually motivated crimes in Texas can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. In addition to the penalties, many of the most serious offenses require registration for a lifetime as a sex offender. If you were accused of a sex crime, then you should immediately seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can represent you at every stage of the investigation and prosecution.
Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in San Antonio, Texas
If you are charged with a sexually motivated crime in the greater San Antonio area, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Flanary Law Firm, PLLC. Don Flanary represents clients charged with sex crimes throughout San Antonio, TX, or the surrounding communities in Bexar County including New Braunfels, Schertz, Seguin, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Cibolo, Converse, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Timberwood Park, Universal City, Alamo Heights, Fair Oaks Ranch, Floresville, Helotes, Hondo, Kirby, Lackland AFB, Lakehills, Pleasanton, Selma, Terrell Hills and Windcrest.
Don Flanary also represents clients in Bexar County and the surrounding counties including Kendall County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, Atascosa County, Medina County, and Bandera County. Call (210) 738-8383 today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case.
Different Types of Sexually Motivated Crimes in Texas
The most commonly prosecuted sex crimes in San Antonio and Bexar County, TX, include:
- 20.04 – Aggravated Kidnapping
- 15.031 – Criminal Solicitation of a Minor (Under 17)
- 25.02 – Prohibited Sexual Conduct
- 43.02 – Prostitution
- 43.05 – Compelling Prostitution
- 43.03 – Promotion of Prostitution
- 43.04 – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution
- 43.24 – Sale, Distribution, or Display of Harmful Material to Minor (Under 18)
- 43.22 – Obscene Display or Distribution or §43.23 – Obscenity
- 43.251 – Employment Harmful to Children
- Violation of a Sexually Violent Predatory Civil Commitment Order
- Human Trafficking
- Sex Trafficking
Sexual Offenses under Chapter 21 in Texas - Visit the website of the Texas Legislature to learn more about sexual offenses prosecuted under Title 5 and Chapter 21. Find definitions for felony and misdemeanor sexually motivated crimes. Crimes in Chapter 21 include continuous sexual abuse, public lewdness, indecent exposure, and indecency with a child.
Sex Offender Registry in Texas - Visit the website for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to learn more about the Sex Offender Registry established pursuant to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 62.005. The Sex Offender Registry provides the official internet public access to the DPS sex offender registration computerized central database. Also find a list of the 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders in Texas and information on Texas offenses tiered under the Federal Adam Walsh Act.
Sex Offender Management Unit (SOMU) in Bexar County - SOMU is a specialized unit providing community supervision of adult sex offenders and determinant sentence juveniles in Bexar County, TX. The program is operated in compliance with TDCJ-CJAD standards section 163.38 Sex Offender Supervision. The court can sentence sex offenders into the program after being sentenced to probation. The standard conditions for sex offenders supervised in the SOMU include registration as a sex offender, submission to psychological assessment, and participation in a sex offender treatment program.
Finding a Lawyer for Sex Crimes Prosecuted in Bexar County, TX
If you are under investigation for a sexually motivated crime in San Antonio, TX, or Bexar County, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Flanary Law Firm, PLLC. Don Flanary is experienced in fighting a wide variety of sex offenses commonly prosecuted in Texas, including both misdemeanor crimes and more serious felony offenses punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Call Don Flanary for a free consultation to discuss your case. During the consultation, you can talk with the attorney about the pending charges, possible defenses, and the best ways to fight the case aggressively. Call Flanary Law Firm, PLLC today.
This article was last updated on Monday, December 19, 2016.