Are You Looking for the Best Grayson County, Texas, Sexual Coercion Attorney?
If you’re looking for the best Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorney, then we want to represent you. Award-winning attorneys Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis expertly bring the firm’s full resources to bear in Grayson County Sexual Coercion cases. The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team only represents clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the field. Our boutique criminal defense practice is distinguished by our unwavering commitment to delivering consistently high-level legal representation.
In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes 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 Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorney, we can handle every aspect of your case, both inside and outside the courtroom in Sherman.
We’re not just criminal 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.
When Texas prosecutes you for the crime of Sexual Coercion, 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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- How do I get a Sexual Coercion charge dropped in Grayson County, Texas?
- How do I win a Sexual Coercion case in Grayson County, Texas?
- How much does it cost to fight a Grayson County Sexual Coercion case?
- What happens at a Grayson County arraignment?
- How can you modify your Grayson County bond conditions after a Sexual Coercion arrest?
- What is the most common sentence for a Sexual Coercion charge in Grayson County?
- Other Must Know FAQs About These Cases
Choosing The Right Grayson County Sexual Coercion 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 Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorney? Book a consultation with attorneys Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis today.
In order to get a Sexual Coercion charge dropped in Texas, 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 §21.18. Alternatively, you could show that the offense did not occur in Grayson County. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Sexual Coercion, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.
Thoroughly understanding both statutory law and case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. Consequently, as part of our practice, we publish a statutory resource guide on the Sexual Coercion law in Texas. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Sexual Coercion cases in Grayson County.
For now, the appellate courts have not issued any recent opinions on Sexual Coercion cases in Grayson County that have caught our attention. However, note that we do not list cases involving other counties here, even though those cases can bind Grayson County courts. We continue to monitor the latest developments in Sexual Coercion case law.
To beat a Sexual Coercion charge in Grayson County, Texas, you must 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 Grayson County Sexual Coercion 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.
In order to form a winning Sexual Coercion case defense strategy, we must thoroughly investigate the case. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and examining the prosecution’s evidence for weaknesses or inconsistencies. Accordingly, the preparation often starts even before the case begins. As soon as the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we can start our own investigation. If you want to win your case, then you should work to obtain exculpatory evidence. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. As your Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorney, we can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.
Our clients take advantage of our law firm’s comprehensive investigative resources. Our dedicated team comprising paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts, collaborates with our attorneys to lay the groundwork that fortifies our cases with their extensive investigative expertise.
Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from $8,000 to $25,000 on average for Sexual Coercion cases in Grayson County. Some Grayson County Sexual Coercion lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Grayson County case. But be wary of lawyers who charge surprisingly low fees.
When consulting with a lawyer, remember to ask whether any any hourly fees apply. Additionally, most lawyers charge extra fees for trial, travel and expenses.
Even if someone has falsely accused you of Sexual Coercion, you should nevertheless still always take this charge very seriously. You may think that the state may “drop charges” against you because you are innocent. But absent effective advocacy by a lawyer, the state will often take the case to trial and let the jury decide.
If the state has charged you with Sexual Coercion, or if you are under investigation for the offense, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorneys.
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 a Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorney to help. Please book a consultation with us, at which time we will discuss what we can do for you.
At your arraignment, a Grayson County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Grayson 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 Sexual Coercion, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Grayson 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 Grayson County Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.
The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for Sexual Coercion convictions across the state. The Penal Code classifies the punishment for Sexual Coercion as a state jail felony, but the state can seek an enhancement to a third degree felony by proving a prior Sexual Coercion conviction. However, the actual punishment you might receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances. For instance, your prior criminal history, the circumstances of the offense, and the norms of the Grayson County community all play a role.
If you are convicted, then you will also have to decide if you want to have the judge or the jury assess punishment. Judges and juries may deliver vastly different sentences. Furthermore, all good Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Sexual Coercion conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.
With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Sexual Coercion here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Grayson County Sexual Coercion cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.
Are you under investigation for Sexual Coercion? Should you cooperate with the police investigation?
We have assisted our clients through many difficult police interrogations. Although we do not always recommend consenting to an interrogation, occasionally we recognize circumstances where consenting to an interrogation may serve your best interest. However, you should never do a police interview without your Grayson County Sexual Coercion lawyer present.
An arrest for Sexual Coercion 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 some cases we have communicated directly with law enforcement authorities on behalf of our clients instead of consenting to a direct interrogation. In general, we recommend avoiding police interrogations because of the extreme level of stress that you will likely experience. Even if you are innocent, the Grayson County police and the community will likely judge the way you act and what you say negatively. We must carefully consider this because this negative perception will almost certainly impact your final case disposition. As your Grayson County Sexual Coercion attorney, we can assist you in these difficult circumstances.
If you want to hire us as your Grayson County Sexual Coercion lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!
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.
As a member of the prestigious Texas Bar College, he presently trains other lawyers in best practices and himself attends many hours of continuous legal education with some of the best lawyers, judges, and law professors in the country.
Mr. Saputo graduated from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school. More about Paul Saputo…
Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the law school as Southern Methodist University. 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…
Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:
- Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
- “10.0 – Top Attorney” rating on AVVO
- 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
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.
The defense 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.
One example review from a real client:
Nick Toufexis is an AMAZING lawyer! I am so thankful for all of his help throughout this entire process. I was having a lot of problems with my situation, and he helped me navigate my case from beginning to end. His representation was exactly what I needed, and he got the job done! Nick, thank you again for all of your help. Couldn’t have done it without you!
– Real client review posted on the Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC Google Profile.
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