A conviction for a sex crime in Frisco, TX can lead to decades or even life in prison, exorbitant fines, a felony criminal record for life, and mandatory registry on the sex offender list — branding you as a predator and potentially destroying your professional and social ambitions. If you are facing sex offense charges, it is essential that you have an aggressive attorney on your side who understands how to fight these cases in the Texas courts.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our firm is led by attorney Randall Isenberg, who has spent several decades inside the Texas courts. He has served as a prosecutor and as a district judge. His team has unique knowledge about and familiarity with the criminal trial process in Texas, information he uses to his clients’ advantage.
Definition of Sex Crimes in Texas
The term “sex crime” has a broad definition in Texas, covering a wide array of offenses. It can refer to misdemeanors such as voyeurism and public nudity, all the way up to first-degree felonies such as rape and sexual assault of a child.
No matter the level of the sex crime for which you are facing charges, it is important to remember that jail time is a possibility, as is registration on the sex offender registry and a permanent criminal record.
Unfortunately, many employers, landlords, homeowners’ associations, and potential business associates and dating partners do not recognize the nuances in varying levels of sex crimes. They just see that a person’s name is included on the sex offender registry and resolve to steer clear of that person.
A lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can fight to prevent that from happening to you. We are eager to get started on your case. For a free case evaluation, call us at 214-696-9253.
Penalties for Sex Crimes in Frisco, TX
The potential consequences of a sex crime conviction in Frisco, TX, depend in large part on the class of crime. Based on the nature of a sexual offense, it might be classified as anything from a Class B misdemeanor to a first-degree felony. Several factors determine the class of a sex crime. An offense involving violence, coercion, or the abuse of a minor child is typically a higher class of crime than one involving, for instance, indecency or nudity.
Most sex crimes start as Class B misdemeanors and go up from there. Depending on the class of crime for which you get convicted, you could face any of the following:
- Class B Misdemeanor: Up to $2,000 in fines, and up to 6 months in jail;
- Class A Misdemeanor: Up to $4,000 in fines, and up to 1 year in jail;
- State Jail Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines, and up to 2 years in jail;
- Third-Degree Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines, and up to 10 years in prison;
- Second-Degree Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines, and up to 20 years in prison;
- First-Degree Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines, and up to life in prison.
We will investigate your case, come up with the best defense strategy, and fight to reduce or minimize your jail time and fines. The sooner you call us, the more time we must craft a compelling defense on your behalf, maximizing the chances of a favorable outcome. To start the process today with a free Frisco, TX sex crime consultation, call us at 214-696-9253.
Avoiding the Sex Offender Registry
Other than the prospect of life or decades in prison, one of the scariest aspects of a sex crime conviction in Texas is the mandatory registry on the sex offender list. Once your name gets added to the registry, anyone will be able to see, from a simple Google search, that you have been convicted of a sex crime.
If your neighbors access the registry and pull up a map of the neighborhood, your house will be highlighted and the details of your crime visible for them to see.
This has obvious and substantial ramifications on your personal, professional, social, and civic life for decades to come. Fortunately, the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg has ways in which we can fight to keep your name off the registry.
To find out more, and to receive a free consultation with a sex crimes lawyer in Frisco, TX today, call us at 214-696-9253.
Defense Strategies for Sex Crimes in Frisco, TX
As soon as we take your case, we get to work crafting your defense strategy. This process begins with a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the alleged crime. We collect every piece of evidence available that we can use either to call your guilt into question or to negotiate for a better plea deal. This evidence may include:
- Police reports
- Photo and video surveillance
- Witness statements
- The alleged victim’s statements
- Medical reports
- Expert witness testimony
The prosecution has the burden of proof to show that you are guilty of the alleged crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Our job is to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and expose them, creating enough doubt that they are unable to meet their burden.
If the prosecution’s case against you is strong, and we do not feel we can establish reasonable doubt as to your guilt, we can approach the prosecutor and judge and negotiate a plea deal. The plea deal has you admit to a lesser offense than the one for which you have been charged, resulting in a lower punishment and, often, no registry on the sex offender list.
This is where Randall Isenberg’s experience on the other side comes into play. He knows the negotiation tactics that work with prosecutors and judges because he has spent many years in both roles.
For a Free Consultation with the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, Call 214-696-9253 Today
Attorney Randall Isenberg and his team are ready to get to work for you. If you are facing sex crime charges in Frisco, TX, do not delay — call us today. You can reach a sex crimes lawyer in Frisco, TX and receive a free consultation by calling 214-696-9253.