In the eyes of the public, few offenses and crimes carry with them the stigma of Sexual Offenses. Whether the allegations are of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, Public Lewdness, Indecent Exposure, Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, Invasive Visual Recording, Unlawful Disclosure/Promotion of Intimate Visual Material or Voyeurism, the social stigma that the mere allegations carry are often unrecoverable. The attorneys at Hyatt & Hyatt represent individuals accused of any and all of these offenses.
Texas Sexual Offenses
Chapter 21 of the Texas Penal Code addresses Sexual Offenses. While the Chapter goes into detail about offenses such as: Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, Public Lewdness, Indecent Exposure, Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, Invasive Visual Recording, Unlawful Disclosure/Promotion of Intimate Visual Material and Voyeurism, sexual offenses encompass more than the statutory language that defines the offense. Other implications include, but are not limited to: probation eligibility, parole eligibility, and lesser included offenses.
Sexual Offense Defense Considerations
A defense to these sorts of accusations must start early and be both thorough and vigorous. The Presumption of Innocence cannot be emphasized enough. Unfortunately, if the state’s case is to be proven, the prosecution often has a victim that they will present at the trial of the case. Individuals charged with these sorts of offenses need counsel that is familiar with the special rules that apply to the cross examination and confrontation of accusers of this sort. In addition to knowing the rules, counsel for these sorts of offenses need to be willing and able to challenge allegations levied against citizens, no matter how dramatic. There is a fundamental difference between levying an accusation of this sort of conduct and proving that it beyond a Reasonable Doubt. These sorts of crimes can carry with them victims that are young, but everyone deserves a defense. The sad truth is that sometimes children lie. Sometimes, accusations are brought as part of a scheme to gain child custody. Sometimes, victims aren’t victims at all, but depraved individuals seeking any kind of attention they can get. The attorneys at Hyatt & Hyatt argue that a false allegation of these offenses is both unacceptable and wrong. As such, we stand ready to defend individuals accused of Sexual Offenses in Texas.
Whether you or a loved one stands accused of any or all of these offenses, you need counsel in your corner willing to take on the fight for the client.