Protecting Your Rights When You Face Sex Offense Charges
Accusations of a sex crime can destroy your reputation and your future even before you go to court. Responding to the charges as soon as possible is important. You need a skilled attorney who can protect your legal rights and stand by your side throughout the process.
Clarissa Fernandez Pratt, Attorney at Law, represents clients in Texas who are facing sex offenses. Clarissa will start building your defense immediately and give you the personal attention your case deserves.
Representing A Wide Range Of Charges
Sex crimes go beyond sexual assault charges. They can involve pornography, internet crimes or prostitution. Sexual assault, sometimes referred to as rape, generally involves sexual contact without the victim’s consent. A victim cannot provide consent if they are under the age of 17 or cannot provide consent for another reason, such as intoxication.
Clarissa represents a full range of sex crime charges, including:
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual assault
- Child pornography
- Statutory rape
- Indecent contact with a child
- Internet sex crimes
These are just a few examples of sex crime offenses.
What Penalties Could You Face?
Most sex crimes are felonies, though a few are misdemeanors. For example, child pornography is a federal felony that can bring a sentence of anywhere from five to 30 years in prison. Many prostitution charges, on the other hand, are misdemeanors that can include jail time. Most sexual assault, or rape, charges are felonies under Texas law.
Convictions of many of these offenses may also require you to register with the state sex offender registry. This registry is a public database that you will need to keep updated for either 10 years or your entire life. The registration can affect your future employment, housing opportunities and family relationships. Every time you move, you must update your movements with local law enforcement. Failure to register is a felony-level crime in itself.
Get Started Today
You have no time to waste in building your case. Contact Clarissa to schedule your free initial consultation today. You can send an online message or call her office in San Antonio at 210-417-4590 or her office in Zapata at 956-338-0101.