Indecency With a Minor Criminal Charges in Texas
The consequences of an indecency with a minor conviction are life-changing. It is a felony crime that can lead to up to 20 years in prison, large fines and lifetime registration as a sex offender. If convicted, you may have trouble renting an apartment, buying a home, getting a job and even obtaining a student loan. When the stakes are this high, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
Do not face these charges alone. Instead, contact a San Antonio defense lawyer with national recognition and more than 25 years of experience: Patrick L. Hancock. Call today for a free consultation: 210-223-8844.
Protect Your Rights From Investigation Through Trial
It is never too early or too late to protect your rights. The earlier an attorney can intervene in your case, however, the more likely you can defeat your charges. Patrick L. Hancock will begin investigating your case immediately, taking every step necessary to protect your rights and freedom.
He understands that these are difficult charges causing many emotions. You may be angry, confused, even panicked. You may worry about your future and face significant public scrutiny. Patrick L. Hancock will do everything in his power to minimize the impacts on you, from working to have your charges dismissed or reduced to shielding you from publicity and aggressive prosecutorial tactics.
Defenses to Indecency Charges
In order to convict you of indecency with a minor or another sex crime charge, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you meet all elements of the charges. The child must be under 17 years old, you must be at least three years older than the child and you must have done the act with certain intentions. If the prosecutors fail to prove any of these points, you cannot be convicted of the crime.
Attorney Patrick L. Hancock has successfully defended indecency cases where the defendant:
- Was the same age as the alleged victim
- Did not intend to touch the alleged victim inappropriately
- Did not know the age of the victim
- Was wrongfully accused of indecent exposure
Trial Lawyer, Listed in Texas Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America
It is important to act as soon as possible to protect your rights. Mr. Hancock knows how to aggressively cross-examine witnesses and challenge any allegations made against you. He has a solid reputation for excellence at trial and a lengthy record of victories for clients.
Do not talk to investigators or reveal information without first talking to Mr. Hancock. For a free and confidential consultation with a criminal lawyer experienced at defending serious sex crime charges, call the San Antonio, Texas, Law Offices of Patrick L. Hancock at 210-223-8844 or contact him online.