Sex crimes are among the most serious offenses in Texas both in terms of potential punishment and “collateral consequences,” like as sex offender registration. Sex offenses can range from misdemeanors, like indecent exposure to serious felonies like sexual assault of a child. Unfortunately, the reality is that for many sex crimes, all it takes is an accusation that something occurred – even years ago – to trigger a criminal case.
In many ways sex offenses are treated differently than other types of crimes. To begin with, they are investigated differently and by investigators who have received specialized training in building cases against those accused of sex crimes. For example, in cases involving an allegation of sexual abuse against a child, children are often taken to special centers to undergo “forensic interviews.” Many of these forensic examiners have received years of training to elicit statements from children and do nothing else other than work with children who are the alleged victims of sexual abuse. Even where there isn’t an allegation of abuse against a child a sex case may involve medical records and reports that are unique to sex cases, or unique rules of evidence. An effective criminal defense attorney will not only understand the process and the uniqueness of these cases, but know how to utilize it to his advantage to expose lies and inconsistencies that could lead to a dismissal or an acquittal.
Criminal defense attorney Jose Ceja has experience with a wide-array of sex cases, from indecent and exposure, to sexual assault and possession of child pornography. He has received extensive training on defending and investigating sex cases and frequently works with Houston’s top experts to ensure the best possible outcome. He has obtained excellent results for his clients including dismissals and grand jury “no bills.” If you or a loved one is accused of a sex crime, contact Jose Ceja immediately for a free consultation.