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 Texas 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
Whether you are hoping to fight your charges or are dealing with the aftermath of a sex crimes charge, the Texas sex crimes attorneys from our firm are here to help. Attorney Barrett Thomas 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.
Contact Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC at (866) 219-6119. Our Texas criminal defense attorneys are ready to help.