Sex Crimes Lawyer

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 Crimes 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.

“Competent and Compassionate”

I found Jeff to be a competent and compassionate advocate. As a client, he was the “voice” that I needed him to be to achieve a good result. He allowed me to communicate my needs to him and then diligently went to work to attain them. I would recommend him without hesitation.

“I was given a fair and positive outcome.”

With the type circumstance I had, it was not a hard case nor one that required a court visit or in front of a Judge but it did take some research and many hours of information gathering. I was given to the point, fair and accurate information by Jeffery King and he stuck with me through the whole ordeal. This was not only vital but very personable and I appreciated that to the fullest. I felt comfortable and positive through the entire situation and was given a fair and positive outcome. I thank Jeff King and his other staff that were involved for all they did.

“Prepared, Aggressive & Passionate about the Defense”

As the father of a recent active duty Air Force client of Mr. King’s, and being intimately involved day to day with the case, I can say without hesitation nor mental reservation, Jeff King is a consummate professional. Jeff was not only prepared, aggressive, and passionate about the defense, he also made the time to explain in detail every facet of the trial as it progressed. Having an attorney of Jeff’s caliber in our corner bestowed a feeling of confidence to our family, which was a critical factor in our ability to manage the stressfulness inherent to such serious allegations. Jeff prepared the entire family for every scenario, good and bad, and for that we are forever grateful. Upon receipt of the not guilty verdict and celebrating the obvious joy we felt that this “created adventure” had now come to an end, also came the realization that not only had he won this case, and with it our son’s continued freedom and innocence, but we had made a friend of the highest regard. Our family cannot thank Mr. King enough for his excellent representation on behalf of our son, but also for the lofty amount of integrity and humility demonstrated during the most trying time of our lives. Much respect and Semper Fi.

“Jeff is the best!”

I thought my life was over when I was accused of a horrible crime at a general court-martial. From the moment I met Jeff, he instilled confidence in my case and showed a real enthusiasm for what he does. Be warned: Jeff will put you to work! He prepares for battle and expects you to contribute. He is confident in court and I enjoyed watching the jury respond to him. In the end, I was found NOT GUILTY to all charges! I am so grateful that I hired Jeff to defend me.

“Jeff sets the standard.”

Jeff was amazing! He handled my case through the end of the Article 32 hearing, and set the basis for my acquittal. If it had been any other IO than the one it was, I am certain it would have been dismissed right then, as all the objections he made in the Article 32 were later upheld by the Military Judge, and they been upheld at the Article 32 hearing, it would have been dismissed on the spot. His knowledge, and preparation made all the difference in my case, and his relentless pursuit of the truth showed through. He will always be my first recommendation to anyone who needs legal help.

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 Sex Crimes Resources:

  2. Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Sex Offender Registration Program

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