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Facing a sex crime charge in Texas is a life-altering experience. The consequences of a conviction can be severe, including imprisonment, sex offender registration, and a lifetime of social stigma. If you are under investigation or charged with a sex crime in Texas, you must obtain the best possible legal representation.
It is important to remember that you have rights and options when facing these types of charges. With the right defense strategy, you can fight against the allegations and give yourself the best chance at protecting your future and enjoying a positive outcome.
The first and most important step you should take if you’re facing a sex crime charge is to hire an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney. You want a lawyer who is experienced in defending clients who have faced sex charges. You want a lawyer who has won complex sex cases. A knowledgeable, experienced, winning criminal defense attorney can help you understand the charges against you and help develop the best possible defense strategy to fight and beat the charges.
It is your lawyer’s job to investigate the allegation against you. If you are charged with a sex crime, your lawyer should start by interviewing you to find out what, if anything, you know about the complainant.
Complainants often know the accused. Sometimes it is a stepdaughter accusing her stepfather, and sometimes it is a student accusing their teacher. It is essential for your lawyer to understand your relationship with the complainant. It is crucial for your lawyer to develop a defense that explains what motive the complainant would have to lie.
Motivation is key. The jury will want to know, If you are not guilty, why is the complainant lying? Your lawyer should work toward answering this question with a theory based on the surrounding facts.
Your lawyer should examine and study all of the evidence the prosecution claims they have against you. Here is a short list of the kinds of evidence your lawyer should be reviewing and studying in order to defend you:
-Any Child Protective Services Reports related to the allegation;
-Any record or recording of the outcry;
-Any Police reports related to the allegations;
-Any written and/or recorded statements of the complainant;
-Any written and/or recorded statements of any alleged witness:
– Any Medical report regarding the complainant;
-Any psychological or therapy records related to the complainant;
-Any physical evidence that the prosecution claims they have.
Once your attorney has gathered and reviewed this information, he will be in a better position to understand the complainant and what might have triggered the allegation.
Your lawyer should also investigate your defense issues. For instance, If the complainant spent time around you and never acted afraid or skittish, that would tend to contradict any allegation against you. It is important for your lawyer to identify potential defense witnesses who saw your interaction with the complainant. These witnesses should be interviewed. They can help paint a picture that contradicts the complainant’s story.
Your lawyer should also interview character witnesses who are willing to come to court and testify to your good character.
Your lawyer should also seek photographic or video evidence that contradicts the complainant’s story.
If your case goes to trial, it’s essential to be prepared. It is your lawyer’s duty to prepare your defense. Thorough investigation and preparation are the keys to victory at trial in any sex crime case.
Regardless, facing a sex crime charge in Texas is a complex and stressful experience that no one wants to go through. These charges can destroy reputations, end marriages, result in job loss, and more.
When the rest of the world seems to be against you, it is vitally important to have the right lawyer by your side. Your best chance at fighting back against the allegations and protecting your future is to work with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney who is prepared to fight for you.
If you’re facing a sex crime charge, taking action as soon as possible is essential. With the proper legal representation, you have the best chance of protecting your future.
The client believed to be facing potential Wire Fraud Charges related to SBA PPP loan applications. Investigation of applications for PPP loans and PPP forgiveness demonstrated that the Client had at all times acted in a lawful manner. Investigation demonstrated no fraud was committed by the client. Case closed.
Client was charged by Federal Indictment with making a social media post that threatened Malicious Damage and Destruction of a Building by Means of Fire and Explosives in violation of Federal law. The Defense showed that Client was a law-abiding citizen. The Defense further showed that the alleged threat was not made with any criminal intent.
The client, a public official with a long history of public service, was accused by a former girlfriend of engaging in non-consensual sexual relations. The Defense investigation and analysis showed through a detailed timeline that the allegation made absolutely no sense. Phone records, including calls and texts, were relied on to help establish an accurate timeline. The Defense met with law enforcement and reviewed a detailed package that exonerated the accused.
Client, a Houston area professional who frequently travels for work, was accused by his wife of assaulting her in his family home. Defense showed that wife’s story lacked credibility and there was no physical evidence in support of the wife’s allegation.
The client, a young Black male, was driving his car when police pulled him over for no apparent reason. It looked to be a profile stop. The client was accused of possessing a controlled substance in his vehicle. The Defense showed that there was no lawful basis for the police to stop the Client’s car. The Defense also showed that there was no lawful basis for the search of the Client’s car. It was a bad search, so the seized evidence was not admissible.
Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants. Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.
Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.
Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.
Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Government also found the intended loss was over half a million dollars. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.
Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.
Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.
Client accused of shoving and knocking down family member causing injury. After investigation, charges were dismissed.
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