DEFENDING AGAINST SEX OFFENSE ALLEGATIONS
The state of Texas has implemented some of the harshest penalties and sentences for sex offenders in the nation. A sexual assault is considered a felony in Texas. Depending on the circumstances, some individuals can face a minimum of 25 years in prison.
Along with jail time, the repercussions of such a conviction can last a lifetime, including registering as a sex offender for life. Hiring the right defense attorney, one who can examine the processes and procedures involved in your case is vital to preserving your rights and mitigating prison time.
At Paine & Nolter, P.C., we have extensive criminal defense experience – unmatched by many other criminal defense lawyers in the Denton, Texas, area. Our attorneys have handled over 3,000 criminal defense cases and have 45 years of combined legal experience.
We defend both adults and juveniles in criminal matters including sex crimes involving:
- Rape and aggravated sexual assault
- Indecency with a child
- Sex with a minor
- Child molestation
- Internet sex crimes, including child pornography and solicitation
- Promotion of child pornography
- Online or otherwise solicitation of a child
- Compelling or Promotion of Prostitution
- Improper visual recording or photography
- Obscene display
Henry Paine is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. Attorney Paine is a former Prosecutor and was a former United States Attorney and Assistant District Attorney in Brazos County.
Understanding What’s At Stake
When it comes to penalties, the category of sex crimes have among the worst in the state of Texas. The severity of these penalties only becomes more extreme if a child is somehow involved in the criminal activity. What’s more, the presumption of innocence is often strained in such cases in ways few other charges can be.
If convicted of most of the crimes listed on this page, you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. What’s more, you may end up having to register even if there never is a conviction in your case. There is simply too much at stake to face any kind of sex crime charges without the expert aid of experienced criminal defense attorneys like Paine & Nolter, P.C. who know the law and are proud to fight for your rights.
Once you are a registered sex offender, you will be one for the rest of your life. You will not be able to plea this away. This can be extremely damaging to all kinds of aspects of your life including your ability to find meaningful employment, your ability to find a place to live, and your ability to be involved in social groups. This is on top of the fines, jail time, and other court-mandated penalties that will be assessed at the time of your conviction.
What If The Allegations Are False?
Unfortunately, there are instances where false accusations of sexual misconduct are presented. If you are facing false allegations of a sex crime, you need an experienced legal team to help you investigate those allegations and the credibility and history of those making them so that your side of the argument can be presented in court.
Additionally, Texas courts often rely heavily on the authoritative testimony of expert witnesses from specific fields. As an experienced criminal defense team, Paine & Nolter, P.C. will not rest until they’ve investigated and secured all the needed testimony to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for the charges against you.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation: 940-382-4200
If you need representation to defend against a sex crimes charge, contact us at 940-382-4200. We offer free consultations and early morning or evening appointments may be available upon request.