Indecency with a Child
Indecency with a Child Charges Defense in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston & Harris Counties
Indecency with a child conjures up startling images in the minds of many people. While is it somewhat less serious than a charge of child molestation, it can nonetheless result in damaging consequences. Indecency with a child can involve either exposure or physical contact. Some of the instances that might involve exposure include:
- Exposing one’s privates to a child for the purpose of sexual arousal
- Intentionally exposing the child’s privates for sexual gratification
- Engaging in illicit sexual behavior in the presence of a child
Call the Law Office of Greg Tsioros: (832) 752-5972.
Penalties for Indecency with a Child
In Texas, indecency with a child results in greater sanctions whenever the act involves touching rather than exposure. Any act that involves touching is considered to be a second degree felony, while one that only includes exposure can be charged as a third degree felony. The penalties for felony crimes are spelled out in Sections 12.33 and 12.34 of the Texas Penal Code. Second degree felonies are punishable by two to 20 years in prison along with a $10,000 fine, while those convicted of a third degree felony face two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Defending Indecency with a Child Charges
While the penalties for indecency with a child can be extremely high, those who have previously been convicted of a sex crime normally receive harsher punishments. This is true even if the conviction took place elsewhere but nonetheless required an individual to register as a sex offender. If you’ve been accused of indecency with a child, there’s no doubt you need a qualified defense attorney in order to minimize the consequences of these allegations.
Contact Greg Tsioros
Attorney Greg Tsioros once worked as a prosecutor for Harris, County, Texas. As such, he is aware of the types of strategies district attorneys sometimes use to manipulate a guilty plea, even when there is a lack of evidence present. Mr. Tsioros will fight to make sure your rights are not violated without being judgmental in the process.
For a free consultation, call the Law Office of Greg Tsioros at (832) 752-5972.
With so much at stake, it is important to mitigate the damage done by an arrest for indecent exposure. In many cases, this might require taking a case to trial so an individual can obtain an acquittal. Even when the evidence is questionable, prosecutors often pursue a conviction because by doing so they will be viewed as “tough on crime” by the general population. Attorney Greg Tsioros is well aware of this fact because he has worked for the District Attorney’s Office. This experience gives him an advantage over other criminal defense attorneys because he can often anticipate the moves a district attorney might make in an indecent exposure case.
Contact Attorney Greg Tsioros
If you’ve been accused of indecent exposure, don’t assume these charges will simply go away or that you will not suffer harsh consequences if they are pursued. The sooner you take action, the greater the odds are of a positive outcome. Contact attorney Greg Tsioros at (832) 752-5972 for a free consultation, so that he can better advise what steps to take to secure the best result possible.