Sex offenses in Texas are some of the most severe in the United States.
Sections 21 and 22 of the Texas Penal Code describe the terms of incarceration and fines that are used to punish sex offenses.
Numerous crimes have sexual elements, but discussions of sex offenses focus primarily on:
- Indecency with a child
- Sexual assault/Rape
- Aggravated sexual assault (the term used in scenarios when the victim was age 13 or younger).
When charged or arrested for a sex offense, the future suddenly becomes uncertain. Remain calm and silent, and hire a sex crimes lawyer who has successfully defended against these life-changing claims. Contact Morgan Bourque.
Morgan believes that every accused Texan is innocent until proven guilty and deserves a fair trial. As a former prosecutor, Morgan tried hundreds of sex crimes. Now as a leading Texas sex crimes lawyer, he has stood out in the legal community for his ability to achieve acquittals and reduced charges. He has demonstrated where false and inaccurate claims, mishandled evidence (or lack thereof) and unreliable eyewitness accounts can improperly influence sex crime charges.
Without proper representation, defendants are at risk of:
- Mandatory minimum prison terms
- Thousands – if not millions – of dollars in liability fines and fees
- Having to register as a sex offender
- Unwanted media attention
- Public shaming, and more.
In 2016, Texas authorities made approximately 5,600 arrests related to rape and other sex offenses, and at least 700 of the defendants were juveniles. These alarming statistics are among the highest in the country. In connection with these arrests, alleged offenders often face other serious charges, such as assault and prostitution. If accused, police will pursue a criminal case against you, and if arrested, the state will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
That is why, before you take any other action, you should contact Morgan Bourque for the best possible defense strategy and representation. He has successfully challenged sex crime claims at trial and will fight to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case.
Morgan has a reputation for fighting for each client with the same passion and determination, often securing favorable outcomes. He will review your case and offer honest feedback, and craft a strategy to defend your rights, maintain your innocence and keep you out of prison.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom as your sex crimes lawyer.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge.