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Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in Texas

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If you are being accused or investigated for a sex crime in Lubbock and surrounding counties, it is crucial that your first step is to speak with a skilled sex crimes attorney. At the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza, we can provide you with sound legal counsel and vigorous representation to fight off the charges against you. Since 2006, our trusted firm has been helping clients with cases similar to yours. As your representation, we are prepared to work tirelessly to obtain the results that you want and deserve.

Our Lubbock Sex Crime Defense Team Is Ready to Help. Schedule Your Free Consultation at (806) 424-0900. Also serving surrounding counties.

Rape Laws in Texas

  • Rape or sexual assault is a serious criminal violation under Texas law.
  • It is categorized as a second-degree felony with punishments ranging from 2 to 20 years in prison as well as a lifetime sex offender registration.
  • While it is often assumed that rape is committed when there is violence or use of force, this is not always the case.
  • A person can also be charged with rape when the other person is unable to give consent to the sexual act due to consciousness, age, or mental capacity.

What are the Penalties For Sex Crimes in Texas?

Being charged with a sex crime is probably one of the most challenging ordeals that can happen to a person. Aside from hefty fines and a lengthy incarceration sentence, individuals charged with any type of sex crime may also be required to register as a sex offender for life. In Texas, prosecutors are known to come down hard to sex offenders, especially when the crime is committed against a minor.

Sex Offender Registration in Texas

The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. Since this stays with you for a lifetime this can have a huge impact on your life. It will become very difficult finding a place to work and live. That is why you need the help of an experienced sex crime attorney from Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza.

Sex crimes that require lifetime registration include:

  • Sexual Assault & Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Performance by a Child
  • Burglary with the intent to commit a sex crime
  • Prohibited Sexual Conduct
  • Unlawful Restraint (if the victim was younger than 17 years old)
  • Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography
  • Kidnapping & Aggravated Kidnapping (if the victim was younger than 17 years old)
  • Trafficking of Persons
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children
  • Compelling Prostitution of a Minor

Sex crimes that require 10 years registration include:

  • Prostitution (if the person solicited is younger than 18 years old)
  • Indecency With a Child
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Online Solicitation of a Minor

Contact Our Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer in Lubbock Today

No matter what type of sex crime you are facing, the consequences have the potential to devastate your life. At the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza, we strongly advise that you speak with an experienced Lubbock criminal defense lawyer first before discussing your case with anyone else, especially to the police investigators. Keep in mind that law enforcers can interpret your every move negatively just to find something to use against you if ever your case goes to trial. With us on your side, we can guide you on the necessary steps to take to ensure a favorable outcome.

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View Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Threat
  • Case Dismissed Aggravated Assault with Bodily Injury and Deadly Weapon
  • Charges Reduced Aggravated Sex Assault of a Child
  • Charge Dismissed Burglary of a Habitation
  • Case Dismissed Robbery
  • Case Dismissed Sex Crime
  • Not Guilty Verdict Sex Crime
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault Sexual Assault of an Adult