Indecency With A Child Defense Lawyer in Dallas
Indecency with a child is defined as inappropriate sexual touching that does not involve penetration with a child younger than 17. Texas Penal Code § 22.04 states that a person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly by omission, causes serious injury, deficiency, or impairment, mental or bodily.
Defense Is Challenging, But A Knowledgeable Attorney Can Help
As with sexual assault of a child, the victims tend to be viewed as very sympathetic. A jury is inclined to find children credible, which makes for a very challenging defense. The difficulty is to find any kind of inconsistency in testimony and show doubt as to the reliability of the child’s testimony in a way that doesn’t offend. The typical approach is to show that a child is being coached, has ulterior motives or is incorrectly perceiving the issue.
While indecency with a child is not as serious as certain other sex crimes, it still can carry a two-year mandatory minimum sentence and requires registry as a sex offender. As such, it is critical to partner with a skilled lawyer as soon as possible to begin protecting your rights. I am criminal defense attorney Mark Perez, and have successfully handled many indecency with a child offense cases in Dallas and the surrounding area.
Effective Strategies And A Track Record Of Favorable Results
If you or a loved one is facing an injury to a child or indecency with a child charge, I am committed to bringing over 30 years of complex criminal litigation to help you reach an ideal outcome. If I cannot work toward an outright dismissal, I have extensive experience working with deferred adjudication or in getting a sex charge reduced so that it does not necessitate sex offender registration. Regardless of the child abuse charges you are facing, I strongly encourage you to reach out as soon as possible to begin protecting your rights.
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To schedule your free consultation with Mark A. Perez, Attorney at Law, call 214-646-1557 or email me today. Get the representation you deserve from a lawyer who really listens, and can speak your language — se habla español.