Sex Crimes Attorney – Brett A. Podolsky
Being accused of committing a sex crime may have immediate consequences on a person’s life. Although in the court of law, a person’s guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. In the real world, friends, relatives and neighbors will begin to judge a person as soon as the accusation occurs. It is important to contact an experienced sex crimes defense attorney like Brett Podolsky as soon as possible to reduce or immediately dismiss these charges.
Definition of a Sex Crime
Sex crimes encompass a wide variety of different charges. The one common factor is that the crimes have a sexual component. Here are some common examples of sex crimes:
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual assault
- Child molestation
- Possession of child pornography
- Indecency with a child under 17 years of age
- Aggravated kidnapping
In Texas, being convicted of any sex crime carries serious legal penalties. The legal penalties may include long prison sentences, high monetary fines and being forced into the sex offender registry. Additionally, negative social stigmas immediately affect the way other people interact with someone who has been convicted of a sex crime.
Sex Offender Registration
If a person is convicted of a sex crime, he or she will be forced to register with the Texas Sex Offender Registry. The Texas Department of Public Safety maintains the registry. For the registry, a person will be required to provide their full legal name, current address, type of offense, employment information and numerous other types of identifying information. The registry is open to the public for anybody to see that you are a sex offender. The public will be able to see photos, home addresses and detailed descriptions of the crime. Failing to register as a sex offender is a felony. In addition, the offender must continue to update the registry with current information.
A person who is listed in the Sex Offender Registration will also have serious restrictions placed upon them regarding employment and where they may live. These restrictions will make it more difficult to find employment and a suitable place to live. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to explain the registry and its requirements.
How Can Brett A. Podolsky Help?
Many people are falsely accused of committing a sex crime. The Law Office of Brett A. Podolsky is experienced in fighting charges of sexual crimes and can help get the charges to be dropped or dismissed. Brett Podolsky can effectively evaluate the case and help his client to successfully navigate the criminal justice system. He will force the District Attorney to prove their case and protect his client’s Constitutional rights.
More info on sex crimes:
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Improper Photography or Visual Recording
Indecency with a Child
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Online Solicitation of a Minor
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Sex Crimes Penalties
Sex Offender Registration
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