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Texas sex crime lawyer Jeff King advocates on behalf of clients facing serious charges, ensuring their rights are protected every step of the way. Few criminal charges are as stigmatized or as emotionally charged as sex crime offenses. Although the U.S. justice system holds that individuals are innocent until proven guilty, many individuals charged with sex offenses find that the public, along with their friends and family, may be all too willing to jump to conclusions based solely on the accusations made against them.

 

If you are being investigated or have been formally charged in connection with solicitation of a minor, prostitution, rape or another kind of sexual assault, your best recourse is to retain a qualified sex crime attorney who will leave no stone unturned in creating a strong defense. The penalties for a sex crime conviction in Texas are harsh and can result in a lifetime inclusion in a sex offender registry. As your attorney, Jeff King focuses on discretion and will keep your investigation or arrest out of the public eye.

Sex crime defense attorney

There are a number of different sex crimes charges that individuals may face — all of them extremely serious and requiring swift, effective legal attention. While there are numerous sex offender lawyers in Texas, none can exceed Jeff King in leveraging experience, dedication and successful case results. Using his vast knowledge of sex crime statutes and prosecution tactics, Jeff King has had investigations halted, charges mitigated or dropped entirely. In other cases, he has had sex crime penalties reduced considerably.

 

As a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Jeff King offers steadfast representation for both state and federal sex crime charges, including:

Steadfast representation: dedicated to your defense

Few accusations can do more damage than accusations of sexual misconduct. With attorney Jeff King on your side, you will receive the tough, ethical and professional representation that you need to combat such a serious allegation.

 

At the Law Offices of Jeffery King, PLLC, we take sex crimes charges as seriously as you do and are dedicated to doing everything we can to uphold your rights and protect your good name. As a former U.S. Marine and military lawyer, Jeff King has experience in defending clients accused of sex crimes all over the world. He has seen many different sex crimes cases and therefore knows how to best prepare your defense.

Texas Sex Crime Laws & Penalties

Texas Penal Code outlines various types of misconduct and illicit sexual behavior that is punishable by law. Prosecutors are notoriously aggressive in prosecuting sex offenses in Texas – particularly those against children (any person under 17 years old). The vast majority of sex crimes are prosecuted as felonies. If convicted of a felony sex crime, perpetrators can face many years of incarceration in a state penitentiary. Punishments will depend largely on the exact charge you face, as well as if you have any prior sex crime arrests. As an example, sexual assault is generally a second degree felony, punishable with a fine of no more than $10,000 and up with up to 20 years in prison.

 

Penalties and punishments are much more severe in convictions of aggravated sexual assault, which is a first degree felony and can mean a life behind bars. “Aggravated” sexual assault applies in situations involving the use of a weapon, excess violence, or if the alleged victim suffers bodily injury or is threatened with death. If the sexual assault victim is younger than 14 or older than 65, the accused may also face “aggravated” charges.

 

Sex crimes are serious, and people accused of these find themselves in a world where even weak, unsupported allegations are believed by law enforcement to be gospel truth. Jeff King has seen false allegations made for all kinds of reasons, such as for leverage in a divorce action, revenge, and very commonly regret over an ill-advised, but consensual sexual encounter. These are commonly known as “he said, she said” cases.

 

If convicted of soliciting a minor online or aggravated sexual assault, you may also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, meaning your conviction is made known to your neighbors and the entire public. These cases can be highly difficult for an inexperienced lawyer to defend, which is why it is critical to partner with an attorney like Jeff King, who has experience taking these types of cases to trial in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Military sex crimes

What if I am being prosecuted for a sex crime during active duty? Increasingly, the military is using experienced “special victims prosecutors” – often lieutenant colonels – to spearhead these cases and take advantage of newer active-duty defense counsel. As in all areas, the government likes to do everything it can to stack the deck against the accused. Attorney Jeff King will help balance the scales and make the case about the real facts at hand, rather than the prosecutor.

 

If you are being investigated for any kind of sex offense, whether you are a civilian or in the military, invoke your right to remain silent and don’t make any statements until you have secured legal counsel.

Confidential consultations

In his career as a leading sex crime lawyer, Jeff King has seen dozens of innocent persons wrongfully accused. Whether you had a lapse in judgment or have been mistakenly accused of a sexual offense, Jeff King can help you fight the charges and obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

 

Call our Dallas, TX office to schedule a free, confidential consultation with Jeff King today.

Additional Texas Sex Crime Resources:

  1. Texas Legislature, PENAL CODE TITLE 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON SEXUAL OFFENSE http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/pe/htm/pe.21.htm
  2. Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Sex Offender Registration Program https://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/crime_records/pages/sexoffender.htm
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