By Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi
February 14, 2014
When an individual engages in sexual activities in violation of state or federal law, he or she could be facing serious sex crime charges and penalties. Having consensual sexual intercourse is not a crime here in Texas. Having sexual intercourse or engaging in unwanted sexual acts without an individual’s prior consent or through the use of physical force, threats, coercion, violence or manipulation is a crime. It is also illegal to have unwanted sex with an individual who is unconscious, unable to speak up, unable to give legal consent due to a mental disability or a minor under the age of 18. Engaging in sexual activities in exchange for money and soliciting sexual acts for a fee are both sex crimes and violations of state penal codes as well.
Charges that can be filed in these type of cases may include rape, statutory rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a child, prostitution, solicitation and more. If you have been arrested or charged with committing an illegal sex act, you need to contact a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer at my firm immediately to secure legal representation. The penalties you may face upon conviction for this type of sex crime can include fines, incarceration, probation, and the mandatory registration as a sex offender. Even an accusation that you have been involved in an illegal sex act may be enough to forever tarnish your reputation, ruin your good name and haunt you for the rest of your life.
Individuals convicted of sex crimes face ongoing scrutiny from the general public and often have difficulty getting a job, finding a place to live, obtaining a loan, and pursuing career goals or advanced education. My firm and I have been fighting on behalf of those accused of committing sex crimes in Fort Worth for more than a decade. I understand what is at stake and you can rest assured that I will use the utmost discretion when working with you to help protect your rights. To get the help you need fighting charges involving an illegal sexual act, call my firm now to schedule a free case evaluation.