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Houston Sexual Assault Lawyer

When Texas law enforcement knocks on your door, your legal journey is just beginning. I am leading Texas defense attorney Alejandro Macias. From the very start, I stand up for you and put a stop to abusive policing.

Sexual Assault Lawyer in Houston

Sex crimes can quickly result in job loss, estrangement from family, and loss of reputation, even before an accused defendant has a chance to defend himself in court. As an experienced Houston defense lawyer, Alex Macias understands these allegations need to be aggressively defended, both in the court of law and the court of public opinion.

Defendants always have the right to remain silent and are best served by not attempting to talk their way out of trouble. Fear and embarrassment can be strong motivators when it comes to attempting to defend yourself after being accused of sexual impropriety. However, investigators’ only focus is on gathering evidence of your guilt. Even when you believe your statements are not incriminating, what you say can conflict with potential defenses an experienced Houston rape defense lawyer may deploy on your behalf.

Sex Crimes Against Children

Texas State Penal Code outlines a number of sex offenses involving minors, defined as a defendant aged 17 or older, and a child 14 or younger, including:

  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Indecency with a minor
  • Sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault
  • Sex trafficking or compelling prostitution
  • Sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor
  • Sexual performance by a minor
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Employment harmful to minors
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Improper teacher/student relationship

 

Sex Crimes Against Adults

Houston sex crimes involving defendants and victims who are over the age of 18 include:

  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Prohibited sexual conduct
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation
  • Voyeurism
  • Invasive video recording
  • Unlawful dissemination of intimate visual content
  • Obscenity

The penalties for these crimes are often severe, and can result in lengthy prison sentences, and mandated lifetime registration as a convicted sex offender. However, it’s important to remember the state can charge you with whatever it wants. What matters is whether you are convicted in a court of law. Early consultation with an experienced sexual assault lawyer in Houston is a critical first step to protecting your rights and your reputation.

Statute of Limitations

The emphasis on identifying and punishing sex offenders continues to result in an increasing number of charges being filed for alleged crimes that occurred years, or even decades ago. Criminal statutes of limitations are meant to ensure a defendant’s fair trial rights are upheld by the right to confront accusers and gather evidence in a timely manner. However, lawmakers continue to expand the statute of limitations, and in many of the most serious cases there is no limit to how much time can pass before a defendant is charged with a sex crime.

  • The statute of limitations for criminal charges in cases of sex crimes against adults is 10 years. However, there is no statute of limitations for charges of rape and aggravated rape in cases where no suspect has been identified, or for cases involving an alleged serial rapist.
  • In cases where a victim is under the age of 17, the statute of limitations is 20 years after the victim’s 18th birthday. This includes charges involving sexual performance of a child, aggravated kidnapping with the intent to commit a sex crime, and burglary with the intent to commit a sex crime.
  • There is no statute of limitations for charges involving sexual assault of a child or indecency with a child.

The passage of time often makes these cases more difficult to prove, but also more difficult to defend. In many cases, the primary evidence is DNA, which is a powerful tool of prosecutors in the courtroom, even as the availability of witnesses and other evidence may have degraded with the passage of time. Early consultation with an experienced sexual assault attorney in Houston is the best bet to protect your freedom, your rights and your reputation.

Alex Macias is an experienced Houston sexual assault lawyer who represents clients in state and federal court in Houston and the surrounding areas, including Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, Knogwood, Katy, League City, Stafford, Friendswood, Richmond, Cypress, Clear Lake, Humble and Fulshear.

The Law Offices of Alejandro Macias, PC offers free and confidential consultations. Contact us today or call 281-742-9508. ¡Se Habla Español!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

At our law firm in Houston, Texas, we specialize in defending individuals accused of sex crimes. Our experienced sexual assault lawyers understand the severe implications these charges can have on your life, including potential job loss and reputational damage. We aggressively defend your rights in court, ensuring that every aspect of your case is thoroughly examined to provide the best defense strategy.

Our Houston-based sex crimes lawyers are acutely aware of the sensitivity and confidentiality required in handling such cases. We offer compassionate legal support while diligently working to safeguard your rights and interests. Our approach is tailored to each unique case, ensuring the utmost discretion and respect throughout the legal process.

False accusations of sexual assault can have devastating effects on your life. Our Houston-based sexual assault lawyers are adept at handling such delicate situations. We meticulously examine all evidence, working tirelessly to uncover the truth and defend your innocence. If you're facing false allegations, do not hesitate to contact us for expert legal support.

Additional Information in Houston, Texas

Texas Legislature Online: provides detailed information about the Texas Penal Code, specifically focusing on laws related to sexual assault. It's a valuable resource for understanding the legal framework surrounding sex crimes in Texas.
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault: TAASA provides resources and support for victims of sexual assault, including counseling services and legal assistance, essential for those seeking help and guidance in such situations.
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When it comes to a criminal investigation, the sooner you act, the better your ability to protect yourself will be. You have the right to an attorney, and you should use it. Call my office today at 281-742-9508. There is no time to waste.
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