What Is Considered a Sex Crime in Texas?

In Texas, sex crimes are taken very seriously. A sex crime is any criminal offense that involves some form of sexual misconduct or illegal sexual activity. When someone is convicted of a sex crime, they may be sentenced to prison for many years; upon release, they must also register as sex offenders – sometimes for life.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, it is important to seek experienced legal representation in order to protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly by the Texas criminal justice system. A skilled Texas criminal defense lawyer can help guide you through the process and build a strong case on your behalf.

Common Types of Sex Crimes

There are many different kinds of sex offenses that can be charged in Texas, ranging from the most minor to the most extreme and violent. It's important to understand the different types of sex crimes in Texas so that you can take the necessary steps to protect your rights and mount a strong criminal defense.

Common sex crimes in Texas include the following:

  • Sexual Assault: Engaging in any form of sexual contact without consent. This includes rape and other forms of nonconsensual physical contact such as forced kissing or touching.
  • Indecent Exposure: Intentionally exposing one's genitals in public or to another person with the intent of causing alarm, offense, or embarrassment.
  • Public Lewdness: Engaging in any sexual act that is visible to the public, such as having sex in a park or other public place.
  • Solicitation of a Minor: Soliciting someone who is under the age of 18 for sex, either through direct contact or over the internet.
  • Indecency with a Child: Engaging in any type of sexual contact with a minor under the age of 17, such as fondling or intercourse.
  • Possession of Child Pornography: Having any form of pornographic material featuring a minor under the age of 18. This includes pictures, videos, and online content.
  • Prostitution: Offering sexual services in exchange for money or other forms of payment.
  • Trafficking: Facilitating the buying and selling of sex by force, coercion, deception, or threats. Also referred to as "human trafficking."

Contact Rodriguez & Gimbert, P.L.L.C. for Help

It's important to remember that being accused of a sex crime does not make you guilty, and Texas law provides criminal defendants with certain rights and protections. With legal representation from Rodriguez & Gimbert, P.L.L.C., you may be able to clear your name or reduce the charges against you.

Don't wait! Contact one of our experienced Texas sex crimes attorneys today for more information.