Indecency with a Child
Were you charged with indecency with a child in Texas? Watch this video to learn what you could be facing. Then call for a free consultation.
Question: What is indecency with a child?
Indecency with a child in Texas can involve behavior such as touching breasts over the clothes. It can involve touching over clothes with no skin-to-skin contact even. What it does require is that it be done with a sexual intent. Sometimes that’s the issue – is it done with a sexual intent or not? You have to be careful because indecency with a child doesn’t require any overt sexual acts, such as penetration of a sexual organ or the type of things that people would normally think of as a sexual act.
The sexual assault does not require the state to prove any sexual intent, but requires that in most cases, there be some penetration of some organ. Both of these offenses require you, if you’re convicted, to register as a sex offender for your entire life, so it’s really important to avoid convictions on these offenses.
Were you or a loved one charged with indecency with a child? 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.