Indecency with a Child
Indecency with a Child Lawyer
Few other crimes carry the high negative stigma that occurs when a person is accused of indecency with a child. The consequences of a conviction of this type of crime may be extremely far reaching. A conviction for indecency with a child will result in reduced employment opportunities, difficulty in pursuing further education and will limit the areas where a person may live. Because of the possible outcomes, someone who has been charged or believe they are about to be charged with this crime should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney like Brett Podolsky as soon as possible.
Attorney Brett Podolsky will be able to make immediate contact with both the District Attorney’s Office as well as the police department. The sooner an accused person contacts the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky, the better the potential outcome. It is imperative that a person accused of indecency with a child not speak with the police or with prosecutors without consulting a criminal defense attorney.
Definition of Indecency with a Child
For the purposes of this crime, Texas defines a child as a person who is less than 17 years of age. Indecency with a child may result from a broad range of alleged activities, including any of the following:
- Engaging in any type of sexual contact with a child or causing a child to become involved with a sexual act
- Knowingly revealing a person’s own genitalia to a child
- Causing a child to reveal the child’s genitalia
If a person has been accused of any of the above, there are several different strong defenses that exist. The accused can contact Brett Podolsky for a free consultation to discuss these possible defenses.
Penalties for a Conviction
Persons who are convicted of indecency with a child will face second and third degree felonies. Penalties may include any combination of the following:
- Sex offender classes
- Anger management classes
- Restitution for the victim
- Community service
In addition to the above punishments, a person will be forced to register in the Texas Sex Offender Database. The sex offender registry is mandatory for these types of convictions and may seriously impact a person’s life.
Contact Brett A. Podolsky
Criminal defense attorney Brett Podolsky is experienced in defending all sexual assault charges, including indecency with a child. The people at the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky understand that this is a potentially embarrassing charge and will work hard to prepare an aggressive and effective defense for their clients. Brett Podolsky will be able to evaluate the case and will fight for his clients to receive the best possible outcome. He will also help his clients to navigate the confusing processes of the criminal justice system.
Contact the Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky today at 713-227-0087 for a free consultation.