Arlington Child Sexual Abuse Defense Lawyers
A sex offense against a child is one of the most damaging accusations a person can face in Texas. The felony conviction would spell the end of life as you know it. In addition to a prison term, the rest of your life would be severely restricted as a sexual predator.
The Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys of Schneider Law Firm, P.C., offer a fighting chance to avoid that nightmare scenario. We prepare for the very real possibility of a trial and then we work to negotiate a resolution that spares you from prison and/or sex offender status.
Contact us immediately if you or a family member is accused of molestation or indecency with a child. We practice throughout Tarrant County and the Dallas-Forth Worth area.
Child Molestation Defense • Indecency With a Child
Sex crimes against a child are felonies of the first, second or third degree and automatically require sex offender registration if convicted. The actual charges depend on the age of the victim and the nature of the contact. Sexual assault on a child (penetration or oral sex) carries harsher punishment than indecency with a child (touching or exposure), but these are major offenses.
We can sometimes intervene to avoid formal charges or downgrade to a lesser offense. If the prosecution goes forward, we aim for an outcome that avoids prison, a felony record and the sex offender label.
Sexual abuse charges are often based on allegations by a family member, or suspicions reported by teacher, nurse or social worker. We look at all the possible defenses and alternative explanations. What else is going on in the child's family life? Have there been prior outcries of abuse? Does another adult have motivation to plant false allegations? Did law enforcement get the child to make statements by asking leading or ambiguous questions?
We Know You're in for the Fight of Your Life
Our legal team knows how to handle these sensitive cases while still aggressively challenging the evidence and vigorously advocating for our client. If you are accused of sex offenses against a child or statutory rape, call 817-850-9955 or e-mail us to arrange a free, confidential consultation.