Sex Crimes Attorneys in Waco, TX
Comprehensive Defense Strategies
Sex crime charges are among the most serious accusations. They put your reputation on the line and throw your future into jeopardy. At Blanchard & Thomas, our Waco sex crimes lawyers can fight for your best interests. We provide substantial personal attention to your case and thoroughly investigate all options that are available to you. If possible, we fight for the chance at a reduced or even dismissed charge on your behalf. With years of experience, we are passionate about upholding our reputation for success and about providing our clients with personal legal services that prioritize their needs.
Call (866) 251-0624 to find out more about your charges and how they could impact you.
Common Sex Crime Charges
As a small firm able to dedicate personal attention to your case, we are also equipped to fight for big results and take on complex cases.
We are able to handle the following, and more:
- Child-related sex offenses
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Sex offender registration
In many cases, sex offenses carry felony convictions under Texas law. Penalties include steep fines and heavy prison time, not to mention probable sex offender registration.
Texas Sex Offender Registration
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will likely have to register as a sex offender in the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program. This registration provides your personal information to local law enforcement and may also provide necessary information to surrounding educational or religious institutions, as well as the neighboring communities.
The following information will be required to register:
- A recent photograph
- Full fingerprints
- Summary of past offenses
- Age of victim(s)
- Online aliases
The failure to register itself is considered a felony, so it is important to make sure your information is full and complete by the registration deadline and that it is maintained throughout the duration of your registration. In many cases, this can continue for life.
Can Sex Offenses Be Expunged or Sealed in Texas?
If certain criteria are met, some sex crimes may be sealed in Texas. Many times, juvenile sex offenders are given more leverage in obtaining an expungement than adult offenders.
Here are some factors considered in expungement:
- If the crime was a non-violent or minor offense occurring many years ago
- If the victim was 15 years old or older and the offender was four years older or less at the time
- If the act was consensual
- If the offender passes a risk assessment and requests for early termination
Fight Your Charges with Blanchard & Thomas
Whether you are hoping to fight your charges or are dealing with the aftermath of a sex crimes charge, the Waco sex crimes attorneys from our firm are here to help. Attorney Barrett has experience as a former police officer and former Assistant District Attorney, giving him unique insight into how the prosecution will likely pursue your case.
Learn more about our firm or contact us today to get started on your defense.
We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us personally.
We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.
We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mails within 24 to 48 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to know what we know and vice-versa. We want to ensure they can make informed decisions from start to finish.
While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our client’s choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.
We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.