Dallas Child Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer

What Does This Charge Mean?

All of the existing consequences in a sexual assault case are present in a sexual assault with a child case, except the stakes are even higher, carrying significant mandatory minimum prison sentences.

There are two types of child sexual offenses:

  1. Sexual abuse — if the victim is under the age of 14
  2. Aggravated sexual abuse — if the child is under age six

Additional penalties are imposed if sexual abuse has been ongoing or there have been multiple offenses within a 30-day period (a charge of continuous sexual abuse may be laid).

Can You Really Defend Me?

Child sex crimes are incredibly aggressively prosecuted and the victims tend to be extremely sympathetic. The public is inclined to find these children credible, making for a very difficult defense. The real challenge is to find any kind of inconsistency and to attack the reliability of the child's testimony in a way that doesn't offend by showing they are continually being coached, have ulterior motives or are incorrectly perceiving the issue. This requires the advocacy of an experienced attorney, and I am here to help.

I Am Prepared To Defend You Against A Wide Range Of Charges

I am defense lawyer Mark A. Perez, and I represent individuals in the Dallas, Texas, area who have been accused of sex crimes. If you or a loved one has been charged with child sexual assault, I am committed to bringing nearly a quarter century of complex criminal litigation to look at polygraph examinations, reference letters, Internet and/or cell phone data, important information from ongoing divorce or child custody proceedings and discrepancies in the police investigation. I will develop an effective strategy to aggressively represent you on issues involving:

  • Child pornography
  • Sexting
  • Internet solicitation of a minor
  • Child molestation
  • Statutory rape

In every case, I offer free confidential consultations and make a point to handle cases discreetly and aggressively. Se habla español.

Call 214-646-1557 or email me today to schedule your free initial consultation. Whatever charges you face, I will listen to your story and work with you to achieve a positive outcome.