Indecency With A Child Defenses
Were you charged with indecency with a child in Texas? Watch this video to learn about the indecency with a child defense we can employ to protect your rights.
Question: Are there any defences for indecency with a child in Texas?
Indecency with a child in Texas allows for a couple defenses that are what we call affirmative defenses, that if you prove, you get off the case. One is the called the Romeo and Juliet defense. The Romeo and Juliet defense is where there is three years or less age difference between the two people, and of course it has to be consensual.
That’s one of the defenses that are available. There are a few others that take some more elaborate explanation, but there are defenses that are available. The one thing that people have to be careful about is that intoxication is not a defense. Very often, that is alleged. People say, “I was intoxicated and I do not remember.” That is not a defense; in fact, that hurts your defense.
Were you or a loved one charged with a sex crime and have questions about our indecency with a child defense? Contact a San Antonio sex crime lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a consultation on your case and all of your potential defenses. Let our experience work for you.
Successful Case Defending Aggravated Sexual Assault
Jonathan G. – The defendant was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. If found guilty the Defendant would be sentenced to prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Any plea to aggravated sexual assault, if offered, would require lifetime registration as a sex offender. During the pretrial phase we provided the prosecution with psychological and sex offender evaluations which were beneficial to our client. Ultimately the case was reduced to injury to a child and the defendant was given deferred adjudication, thereby avoiding a conviction and lifetime registration as a sex offender.