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Arrested for Soliciting a Prostitute
Hiring a prostitute in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor, so it’s not a high-level crime. However, it has ramifications because of the sexual nature and overall sense of the community. In most of those cases, there are friends, family, and spouses, that could be affected with a charge and with any conviction. It’s important in these cases to handle it discreetly.
You want to get a good result including dismissal, or pretrial diversion to get you out of the criminal system. Because it is a Class B misdemeanor, it’s handled by the lower level prosecutors, and I think there’s a decent chance that you will be able to resolve the case in your favor.
Improper Relationship Between Teacher and Student
In Texas, if you’re charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student, it’s really important that you talk to a lawyer right away. The first thing that’s going to happen is that the school is going to want to talk to you, a detective is going to want to talk to you, and you need the advice of a lawyer of whether you should talk to them.
If you decide, even after talking to a lawyer, to talk to either the detective or someone at the school, it’s important that you know what to avoid and how to answer some questions. For some questions, there’s virtually no good answer to, so you need to be aware that if you go in and talk to them without the advice of a lawyer, as it’s very risky.
Public lewdness is considered a sex crime. In Texas, public lewdness is one of those offenses that can be almost innocent behavior. Events that could be public lewdness would be if two people go off and think they’re totally hidden, but it’s a public place, and they commit some sort of sex act. Or it can be someone in a private place being reckless about the possibility of somebody being present who would be offended.
The fact is, it’s easy to get charged with public lewdness, but a lot of times if you put up a fight to this type of charge, the DA will work something out that you can avoid a conviction on this case.
In Texas, it’s really important to know that sexual assault is one of the most serious crimes. One of the reasons is because if you’re convicted of this offense, you’ll have to report as a sex offender for your whole life. Very often, these cases are defendable because it’s an issue of consent.
It’s really important to talk to a lawyer first. Some people are under the misconception that intoxication is a defense. If you go talk to an officer and say, “Well, I was intoxicated; both of us were intoxicated,” that’s not a defense. You have to be careful when you talk to somebody about this offense, and it’s advisable not to talk to anybody about it until you talk to a lawyer.
Indecent Exposure Defenses
In Texas, indecent exposure cases run the gamut of police officers in a sting operation to a public person reporting an indecent exposure incident. Cases involving police officers are much more difficult to defend than the person that just reports an incident. Very often, the police officers have cameras hidden in the bill of their caps, or on their lapel, and the incident is filmed. However, an officer can entice somebody, can make somebody do something that they normally wouldn’t have done, and that can be a defense of issue.
If it’s a layperson that reports an incident, then you have a lot of different issues. One of which is always in play is just the identity. It’s not uncommon for these cases to take a period of time to make it through the courts. Very often, the ID of the person is very weak and very suspect, so very often they are defendable.
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