Collin County Child Grooming Attorney

Collin County, TX

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Are You Looking for the Best Collin County Child Grooming Attorney?

If you’re looking for the best Collin County Child Grooming attorney, then Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis want to represent you. The Saputo Toufexis partnership brings the significant experience of our award-winning attorneys, and we strive to maintain our history of success for our Tarrant County Child Grooming defense clients.

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense attorneys thrive on serving individuals who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes. Our clients recognize the value of our legal expertise and want to hire the top attorneys in the field.

We’re not just Collin County Child Grooming defense lawyers. We are warriors fighting unjust and corrupt government prosecutions with a history of success and a reputation for tenacity, courage and legal ingenuity.

In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes inconspicuous representation of numerous high-profile clients. Indeed, many of our biggest wins involved disposing of these cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. As your Collin County Child Grooming attorney, we don’t just represent you in court. We handle every aspect of your case.

When Texas prosecutes you for the crime of Child Grooming, both your freedom and your reputation are at risk. Accordingly, the lawyers at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense aim to not only win your case, but also keep your name out of the public eye. As a result of pushing the defense envelope for years, we have developed some of the best specialized tools for investigating sex crimes accusations and defending our clients throughout Texas.


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Child Grooming Lawyer

When you are ready to fight your case with us, schedule online or call us at 888-239-9305 to book a free, confidential consultation.


Choosing The Right Collin County Child Grooming Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Case Result

Why would you hire a former prosecutor? Surprisingly, some people believe that former prosecutors provide some special advantage. However, many of these attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. If you really want someone who will fight for you or your loved one, get an attorney who has dedicated their life to protecting the accused.

At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are defense lawyers, first and foremost. We stake our reputation on bringing the fight to the state. We have never worked for the government and never will. Learn more about our team, awards, and some of our victories.

Do you need a Collin County Child Grooming attorney? Book a consultation with attorneys Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis today.

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How do I get a Child Grooming charge dropped in Collin County, Texas?

In order to get a Child Grooming charge dropped in Collin County, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense as it is defined in Penal Code §15.032. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Child Grooming, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.

Thoroughly understanding both the Child Grooming statute and related case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. As part of our practice, we publish and regularly update a statutory resource guide covering all Texas Penal Code crimes. We analyze the Child Grooming statute in detail on the Child Grooming offense page. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Child Grooming cases in Collin County.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Collin County that Make Child Grooming Arrests

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, local police departments, county sheriffs, and other peace officers can make arrests for violations of Child Grooming throughout Texas. Law enforcement agencies in Collin County that can make Child Grooming arrests include:

How do Collin County Child Grooming defense lawyers beat a Child Grooming case?

To beat a Child Grooming charge in Collin County, Texas, you must first secure the services of a skilled and experienced attorney who can build a strong defense strategy tailored to the specific details of your case. It is crucial to thoroughly investigate the evidence, challenge any weaknesses or inconsistencies, and present a compelling case in court.

Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Collin County Child Grooming attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.

Collin County Child Grooming Attorney Case Defense Strategy

Getting the best result in a Child Grooming case requires being fully prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. Accordingly, when you hire us as your Collin County Child Grooming attorney, we prepare early and thoroughly. As soon as we get on a case, the Collin County District Attorney’s Office knows that we are getting ready for trial. They know that we are going for an outright acquittal.

But the preparation often starts even before the case begins. From the moment that the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we have work to do. If you want to win your case, then we must do our own investigation. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. We can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.

As a client, you will benefit from the investigative resources of the entire law firm. We have a team of dedicated professionals, including paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts. Our attorneys utilize our team’s extensive investigative experience to perform the ground work that makes our cases strong.

How much does it cost to fight a Collin County, Texas, Child Grooming case?

Attorney’s fees for a Child Grooming charge typically range from $6,000 to $15,000 in Collin County, Texas. You can expect to pay higher attorney fees for more complex cases. Some Collin County Child Grooming lawyers may charge much more. But exercise caution when encountering attorneys who offer unexpectedly low fees.

In addition, many lawyers charge extra fees for trial. If you hire an attorney from outside Collin County, sometimes travel fees may apply.

What You Should Do if You Are Falsely Accused of Child Grooming in Collin County

Even when falsely accused of Child Grooming, it’s crucial to treat the charge with the utmost seriousness. You might hope the state would dismiss the charges due to your innocence. But without skilled legal representation, the case may proceed to trial, where a jury will ultimately make the decision.

If the Collin County District Attorney has charged you with Child Grooming, or if you are under investigation for the offense by the police, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Collin County Child Grooming attorneys.

How can you modify your Collin County bond conditions after a Child Grooming arrest?

Texas judges have broad power to set bail and bond conditions. However, sometimes judges impose overly harsh bond conditions and astronomically high bail. To modify the conditions of bond or lower bail, you will need to file a motion in court and schedule a hearing. The judge will ultimately make the final decision. To get the best result, you should hire an attorney to help.

Practically speaking, if the police in Collin County have arrested you for Child Grooming, then the judge will typically impose a “no contact with the victim” bond condition. Frequently, judges will also impose a “no contact with minors” condition for these cases as well. Clients often hire us to try to get these conditions removed. If you want to remove a no contact condition, then please book a consultation with us, and we will discuss what we can do for you.

What happens at a Collin County arraignment?

At your arraignment, a Collin County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Collin County, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.

If the police have arrested you for Child Grooming, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Collin County judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Collin County Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.

What is the most common sentence for Collin County Child Grooming charge in Collin County?

The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for all Child Grooming convictions across the state. Child Grooming is classified as a third degree felony unless the state proves that the defendant has a prior conviction.

However, the actual punishment you receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances, including your prior criminal history and the circumstances of the offense. With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Child Grooming here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Collin County Child Grooming cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online.

Furthermore, all good Collin County Child Grooming attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Child Grooming conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.

Are you under investigation for Child Grooming? Should you cooperate with the police investigation?

We have assisted our clients through many difficult police interrogations. Although we do not typically recommend consenting to a police interrogation or interview, there are circumstances when we consider it. However, you should never do a police interview without your Collin County Child Grooming lawyer present.

When police bring you in for an interview, they already believe that you committed the offense. Accordingly, this belief will inform their interpretation of your answers. Generally, when people believe something, they will only see things that confirm their belief. This is called confirmation bias, and this is what leads to police charging innocent people with crimes.

An arrest for Child Grooming can drastically change your life, even if a court dismisses your case. Do not hesitate to contact us immediately if you are under investigation.

In addition, remember that people do not usually communicate perfectly clearly under intense pressure. The extreme stress of a police interview can cause you to say something that police then misinterpret. And even the way you look during the interview significantly impacts the police decision to arrest you. For all of these reasons, we carefully consider the decision to interview because it will have a huge impact on the ultimate outcome your case.

In some cases, we have communicated directly with law enforcement authorities on behalf of our clients instead of consenting to a direct interrogation. As your Collin County Child Grooming attorney, we can assist you in these difficult circumstances.

About Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense

If you want to hire us as your Collin County Child Grooming lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.

Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics. After graduating from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school, Mr. Saputo started his career at Vinson & Elkins. More about Paul Saputo…

Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…

Awards

Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.

Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas

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More Awards & Recognition…

Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.

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Victories

The Collin County Child Grooming attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.

For descriptions and some details about example victories, visit our page on Notable Victories.

Reviews

One example review from a real client:

Nick Troufexis was super. He helped a family member out and was great from beginning to the end. Looking for a dependable, honest straight forward law firm. This is your firm and Nick is the guy. Talking about results, oh he delivered on every spectrum. So if your on the phone with another law firm, hang up and call Saputo Defense NOW!!!

– Real client review posted on the Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC Google Profile.

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We serve clients throughout Collin County, Texas, including McKinney, Plano, Allen, Wylie, and Frisco.


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