Sex Crimes


I represent clients charged with all types of sex crimes, including:

Will I be required to register as a sex offender?

You will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years if you are convicted of the following sex crimes:

- Indecency with a Child

- Compelling Prostitution

- Soliciting Prostitution from someone younger than 18 years of age

- A second conviction for Indecent Exposure

- Online Solicitation of a Minor

- Unlawful Restraint if victim is younger than 17 years of age

- Kidnapping if victim is younger than 17 years of age

- Aggravated Kidnapping if victim is younger than 17 years of age

You will be required to register as sex offender for life if you are convicted of the following sex crimes:

- Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child

- Indecency with a Child

- Sexual Assault

- Aggravated Sexual Assault

- Sexual Performance by a Child

- Aggravated Kidnapping with intent to violate or abuse victim sexual

- Burglary with intent to commit sexually violent offense

- Trafficking of Persons

- Prohibited Sexual Conduct

- Compelling Prostitution of person younger than 18 years of age

- Possessing or Promoting Child Pornography

What will happen if I fail to register as a sex offender?

Depending on the offense that requires you to register as a sex offender, you could be charged with a State Jail Felony, or a Third Degree Felony, or a Second Degree Felony, so the range of punishment is a minimum six month up to twenty years.

Article 62.102. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person is required to register and fails to comply with any requirement of this chapter. (b) An offense under this article is: (1) a state jail felony if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(b) or (c); (2) a felony of the third degree if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) and who is required to verify registration once each year under Article 62.058; and (3) a felony of the second degree if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) and who is required to verify registration once each 90-day period under Article 62.058. (c) If it is shown at the trial of a person for an offense or an attempt to commit an offense under this article that the person has previously been convicted of an offense or an attempt to commit an offense under this article, the punishment for the offense or the attempt to commit the offense is increased to the punishment for the next highest degree of felony. (d) If it is shown at the trial of a person for an offense under this article or an attempt to commit an offense under this article that the person fraudulently used identifying information in violation of Section 32.51, Penal Code, during the commission or attempted commission of the offense, the punishment for the offense or the attempt to commit the offense is increased to the punishment for the next highest degree of felony.