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Prosecutors in the State of Texas fight hard for child molestation convictions. In fact, a child molestation charge is one of the worst criminal charges any of our clients can face. However, far too many child molestation cases are based on the testimony of children who may or may not understand the ramifications of such a charge on an adult. If you face a child sexual assault charge, you need to secure the services of a Texas licensed criminal defense attorney who has successfully litigated dozens of child molestation cases.
The ramifications of a child molestation conviction run far outside of a courtroom. You can expect the legal penalty to incredibly harsh. In addition to criminal penalties, anyone convicted of a child molestation charge may be labeled a sex offender for life. Finding gainful employment will be near impossible, but the worst consequence of a child molestation conviction can be the intense animus delivered by the community, friends, neighbors, and even sometimes from family members.
If you face a child molestation charge, you need to speak with highly rated criminal defense lawyer Adam Capetillo. Our team of criminal defense attorneys will thoroughly review your case to determine which defense is best for your case in the event that your charges need a trial.
Overview of a Child Molestation Charge in Texas
Every child molestation case our law firm handles involves saving the hard earned reputations of our clients. We make sure to walk our clients through a child molestation case by explaining what constitutes the felony act of child molestation. A charge of child molestation is not exclusively about sexual intercourse. In fact, many of the child molestation cases we have defended were about improper touching. Defendants can be charged with indecency with a child for exposing themselves to a minor. Above all, Adam Capetillo makes sure any child molestation charge was not filed because of a false allegation or the incorrect interpretation of behavior from a parent or a healthcare professional.
Penalties for Child Molestation in Texas
With the United States Department of Justice releasing data that there are more than four million convicted pedophiles in the country, it is not surprising the State of Texas issues harsh penalties for child molestation convictions. Second degree indecency with a child convictions in Texas can result in a prison sentence up to 20 years plus a sex offender registration.
How Adam Capetillo Defends Child Molestation Charges
Texas licensed criminal defense attorney Adam Capetillo and his team of child molestation legal experts examine every possible defense that will exonerate our clients of all charges. The first thing we do in a child molestation case is to determine the credibility of the allegations. Children can fabricate child molestation charges for several reasons. A child might make a false child molestation claim to remove one of the parents from the home. Some children cry child molestation to receive attention, especially at school where adult supervision is a vital part of the educational process.
Disagreements that derive from divorce and custody hearings can also prompt a child to make false accusations of child molestation. We also have handled child molestation cases that involved the child trying to get even with an adult. Whatever the reason for a false allegation of child molestation, criminal defense attorney Adam Capetillo works hard to get to the bottom of the matter.
Under the United States justice system, defendants of criminal charges are considered innocent until proven guilty. To prove guilt in a criminal case, the prosecution must present evidence that passes the ultimate proof of guilt standard called “Beyond a reasonable doubt.” Our team of criminal defense lawyers will exploit holes in the testimony of eyewitnesses to plant the powerful seed of doubt that leads to a not guilty verdict.
Lack of Evidence
Sex crimes require the prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. In some sex cases, the State introduces physical evidence, such as DNA. In some cases, the State does not have enough evidence to proceed on the case against the Defendant. In these situations, the Attorneys at Capetillo Law Firm play a huge role in convincing the Prosecutors that these cases need to be dismissed.
Violations of the United States Constitution
Sometimes, overly aggressive law enforcement officials make mistakes. This is true when following proper arrest protocols. If you were not read your Miranda Rights, you may have a case that law enforcement violated your constitutional rights. According to the 5th Amendment, you have the right to an attorney and the right not to incriminate yourself. Adam Capetillo will closely review how an arrest for child molestation type charges unfolded to ensure our clients were protected by their constitutional rights.
How a Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
If you face a child molestation charge, be proactive by contacting our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. You can submit the online Contact form or call our office at (346) 249-5544.