Indecency with Child by Exposure
HAVE YOU BEEN FALSELY CHARGED OR ACCUSED OF INDECENCY WITH A CHILD BY EXPOSURE?
Most sex crimes against children are handled as felonies and penalties generally include prison time. If you or someone you know has been charged or accused of indecency with a child by exposure, the best way to defend yourself is to act quickly and hire an attorney distinguished for the tenacity and necessary to win sex crimes and zealous advocacy.
Plano attorney Heather Barbieri is dedicated to helping people in situations like the one you currently face and treating your case with a singular mission to secure positive results – the same way she has done for over 20 years for her clients
WHAT IS CLASSIFIED AS INDECENCY WITH A CHILD BY EXPOSURE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS?
Indecency with a child, commonly known as “Child Molestation,” is a criminal offense committed if a person exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person under the age of 17, regardless of whether the person knows the age of the child at the time of the offense. The Tex. Penal Code 21.21(a)(2) clearly distinguishes that a person whose indecent conduct (as defined above) is “reckless” about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act cannot claim this as a defense.
Like with other types of sexual offenses, the penalty for indecency with a child – either by exposure or contact – is a felony. In Texas law, indecency with a child by exposure is a third-degree felony. If convicted, you face anywhere from 2-10 years in prison along with a fine of up to $10,000.
Other consequences may include:
- Registration as a sex offender
- Denied rental or housing access
- Revoked professional license
- Financial barriers to loans
- Requirement to notify law enforcement of current address
Not to mention the possible lifelong consequences, such as the social stigma of a child sex crime charge or allegation, the loss of your home, career, or livelihood, and the loss of family relationships and friendships that convicted sex offenders often experience.
Texas Defenses Against Indecency with a Child by Exposure
Facts or exaggerated charges of any sex offense can send an innocent person to prison. This is our worst nightmare, and, unfortunately, there are many cases where an innocent person is falsely accused of a crime they did not commit.
Led by an expert, the team of Plano lawyers at Barbieri Law Firm will never stop fighting the charges of indecent exposure you face. Their #1 goal is working for a dismissal or reduction, going to trial, if needed, but make every effort to fight to secure the best outcome for you prior to trial.
Contact us to discuss your case and the strategies available for a strong defense.