Child Sex Crimes
Sex crime charges might be the worst type of charges to face. The penalties are severe and the state of Texas prosecutes these cases aggressively. In this situation the community will consider you to be guilty before the jury is even selected. If you are facing molestation charges, child sexual abuse charges or other illegal sexual activity with a child, contact me. You need to make sure you work with a child sex crimes attorney who has the experience to defend you.
At Patrick Curran Attorney At Law, I provide aggressive defense against child sex crime charges. I have more than 25 years of legal experience, including 11 years as a prosecuting attorney. I will provide you with an honest, straightforward assessment of your case and the strategic defense you need.
In Texas, the age for sexual consent is 17 years old.
Anyone under 17 is a child by law. Therefore, a child is considered legally incapable of offering legal consent to any sexual activity.
I currently work against a range of child sex crimes, including:
- Child pornography: I defend clients against child pornography possession and distribution charges.
- Molestation/continuous abuse of a child: Continuous abuse of a child involves two or more instances of sexual contact. This contact can be over or under the clothes.
- Statutory rape: Statutory rape is sexual activity with a child of 17 years or younger. There is no defense to claim the other party consented, because it is legally impossible for a minor to consent to sexual activity.
- Indecency with a child: The crime of indecency with a child involves sexual contact or exposure with a person who is under 17 years old and not the spouse of the actor.
Contact A Tarrant County Child Sexual Abuse Attorney ∙ Free Initial Consultations
To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced sex crime defense lawyer, call (817) 714-5529 or contact me online. I provide sound legal counsel and aggressive representation for clients in Texas.