Houston Lawyer for Improper Relationship between Teacher and Student

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Houston, Texas

There may be no other category of crime that can do as much harm to a person's reputation as an allegation of a having sex with a student. Even the suggestion that you may have had sex with a student has the potential to destroy personal and professional relationships.

In addition, a conviction for an improper relationship between teacher and student will result in a criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life, and the requirement to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and possibly the rest of your life.

Section 21.12. IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT. (a) An employee of a public or private primary or secondary school commits an offense if the employee: (1) engages in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works; (2) holds a position described by Section 21.003(a) or (b), Education Code, regardless of whether the employee holds the appropriate certificate, permit, license, or credential for the position, and engages in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person the employee knows is: (A) enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school, other than a school described by Subdivision (1); or (B) a student participant in an educational activity that is sponsored by a school district or a public or private primary or secondary school, if students enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school are the primary participants in the activity; or (3) engages in conduct described by Section 33.021, with a person described by Subdivision (1), or a person the employee knows is a person described by Subdivision (2)(A) or (B), regardless of the age of that person. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree. (b-1) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that: (1) the actor was the spouse of the enrolled person at the time of the offense; or (2) the actor was not more than three years older than the enrolled person and, at the time of the offense, the actor and the enrolled person were in a relationship that began before the actor's employment at a public or private primary or secondary school. (c) If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or both sections. (d) The name of a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school and involved in an improper relationship with an educator as provided by Subsection (a) may not be released to the public and is not public information under Chapter 552, Government Code.

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I know what is at stake and understand how embarrassing it is to be arrested for improper relationship between teacher and student. I believe in the presumption of innocence, which means I am not here to judge you, I am here to defend you. I treat every client with respect and handle every case with the utmost discretion and tact. I will be there with you at every step and see your case through to the end. Call my office at 713-468-9333 to schedule an appointment.

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