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If you have been charged with a sex crime, there is an immediate sense of shock and embarrassment. Unfortunately, mere accusations can make you appear guilty in the eyes of the public and media—without ever stepping foot inside a court of law. In order to protect your name and future, as well as mitigate the damage done by serious allegations, you need an experienced lawyer to fight for you.

At Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, we understand only too well the seriousness of the charges and the effect it can have on you for life. We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, and that our job is to defend our clients’ cases with vigor and determination.

Contact the Dallas sexual crime defense lawyers who believe in you. Reach Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC at (214) 855-7771.

Fines, Sentences & Other Possible Penalties

A sex crime is defined as a criminal offense to knowingly cause or force another person to engage in an unwanted sex act. There are many different types of sex crimes, such as sexual assault (rape), aggravated sexual assault, child sex crimes, online solicitation of a minor, indecency with a child, child pornography, prostitution, voyeurism, public lewdness, and indecent exposure. Most sex crimes are considered felonies under Texas law.

Felonies such as sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, and indecency with a child are punishable by the following:

  • Felony in the first degree — Prison sentence of 5 years to life; fine of up to $10,000
  • Felony in the second degree — Prison sentence of 2 to 20 years; fine of up to $10,000
  • Felony in the third degree — Prison sentence of 2 to 10 years; fine of up to $10,000
  • State jail felony — Jail sentence of 180 days to 2 years; fine of up to $10,000

Misdemeanors such as prostitution, indecent exposure, and public lewdness are punishable by the following:

  • Class A misdemeanor — Jail sentence of up to one year; fine of up to $4,000
  • Class B misdemeanor — Jail sentence of up to 180 days; fine of up to $2,000
  • Class C misdemeanor — Fine of up to $500

In addition to jail or prison time and fines, a conviction will also result in registration as a sex offender—potentially for the rest of your life. Being a registered sex offender can make it extremely hard to gain employment, find housing, and live a normal life.

No matter where your charges fall on this list, you need the services of a Dallas sex crime defense attorney. A skilled attorney will understand your charges and just what the prosecution must prove to result in a conviction.

Hope in the Courtroom

Not all people accused of sex crimes are actually guilty of them. In this day and age, it is not unheard of for someone to accuse another of a sex crime as a form of revenge or spite, even when nothing of the sort ever took place.

Even if you did commit a crime, you don’t need to lose hope—you just need to reach out to Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC. We have many proven strategies to create an effective defense on behalf of those accused of sexual crimes, and we have the ability to carry them through. Our Dallas sex crime defense lawyers know that you will face aggressive prosecutors and hostile public opinion, which is why you need the finest professional help in order to defend yourself. Our promise to you is to ensure that you get nothing less than the best legal assistance possible.

Call Hernandez & Baggett, PLLC, at (214) 855-7771. Speak to us today about your legal needs and get help for your unique situation.

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