Johnson County Indecency With a Child Attorney

Johnson County, TX

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If you’re looking for the best Johnson County Indecency With a Child attorney, then Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis want to represent you. Our award-winning attorneys relentlessly defend our clients in Johnson County Indecency With a Child cases, ensuring they explore every possible avenue to secure the best possible outcome.

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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child 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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child attorney, we don’t just represent you in court. We handle every aspect of your case.

When Texas prosecutes you for the crime of Indecency With a Child, 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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Choosing The Right Johnson County Indecency With a Child 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.

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How do I get an Indecency With a Child charge dropped in Johnson County, Texas?

In order to get an Indecency With a Child charge dropped in Johnson 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 §21.11. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Indecency With a Child, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.

Thoroughly understanding both the Indecency With a Child 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 Indecency With a Child statute in detail on the Indecency With a Child offense page. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Indecency With a Child cases in Johnson County.

Kilcrease v. State

In Kilcrease v. State, the Court of Appeals of Texas Tenth District Waco on May 11, 2022, reviewed the appeal of Benjamin Eric Kilcrease from his conviction in Johnson County for Indecency with a Child by Contact, pursuant to Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 21.11(a)(1). Kilcrease was sentenced to three years’ incarceration and a $2000 fine. He challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction and alleged errors in the jury charge at the guilt-innocence phase of the trial. The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s judgment.

The court found sufficient evidence to support Kilcrease’s conviction, detailing that the victim, who was seven years old at the time of the offense and nineteen at the trial, testified about the inappropriate touching. This testimony, along with Kilcrease’s video confession and written statement admitting to the contact, convinced the court that a rational trier of fact could find the essential elements of Indecency with a Child by Contact beyond a reasonable doubt. The court highlighted that the victim’s testimony could be uncorroborated and still support a conviction, and intent could be inferred from the defendant’s actions and circumstances.

Regarding the jury charge, Kilcrease contended that the definition of “intentionally” was not properly limited to the nature of his conduct as related to Indecency with a Child. However, the appellate court found that any potential error in the abstract portion of the charge was not egregious as the application portion correctly limited the mental state to the charge’s nature in the indictment. Thus, the court concluded that Kilcrease received a fair and impartial trial, affirming the judgment without finding egregious harm.

Can I avoid sex offender registration if I’m facing Indecency with a Child charges?

Whether you are convicted or placed on deferred adjudication probation for Indecency with a Child, you will be required to register as a sex offender if you plead guilty. However, under Texas law, the amount of time that you will be required to register depends on several different factors. Additionally, it may be possible to negotiate for a reduction of the charge to something that is non-registerable.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Johnson County that Make Indecency With a Child Arrests

Peace officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, constable offices, and municipal police departments can make arrests for violations of Indecency With a Child in Johnson County. Law enforcement agencies in Johnson County that most typically make Indecency With a Child arrests include:

  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is one of the primary agencies responsible for Indecency With a Child enforcement in Johnson County, Texas.
  • Burleson Police Department serves as one of the municipal police departments within Johnson County and plays a significant role in Indecency With a Child enforcement.
  • Cleburne Police Department is another key agency in Johnson County responsible for law enforcement and Indecency With a Child enforcement within its jurisdiction.
  • Joshua Police Department serves the community of Joshua within Johnson County and may handle Indecency With a Child cases within its jurisdiction.

How do I win an Indecency With a Child case in Johnson County?

To beat an Indecency With a Child charge in Johnson County, Texas, you must use due process to confront all witnesses and challenge all evidence, which includes disputing reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and all forensic evidence. Winning requires a fight.

Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Johnson County Indecency With a Child 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.

Johnson County Indecency With a Child Attorney Case Defense Strategy

The best defense strategy in Indecency With a Child cases demands a mix of cutting-edge science, traditional investigative methods, and a mastery of digital and forensic technology. Some cases come down to science, but often cases come down to key witness testimony. Sometimes that witness is a sympathetic (but lying) victim. Other cases come down to one of the many complex social relationships regarding age of consent. In any case, digital forensic evidence, science and the complex nature of human relationships all play an important role in crafting your defense. As a result of pushing the defense envelope through the years, we have developed specialized methods for investigating these accusations.

Getting the best result in a Indecency With a Child case also requires being prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. When you hire us as your Johnson County Indecency With a Child attorney, we prepare early and thoroughly. As soon as we get on a case, the state knows that we are getting ready for trial and 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 a lawyer charge for an Indecency With a Child case in Johnson County, Texas?

Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from $12,000 to $35,000 on average for Indecency With a Child cases in Johnson County. Some Johnson County Indecency With a Child lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Johnson 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.

What to Do if Falsely Accused of Indecency With a Child in Johnson County

Even if someone falsely accuses you of Indecency With a Child, it’s crucial to treat the charge seriously. The state often opts for trial if there are two conflicting stories. They leave the decision to the jury.

If the state has charged you with Indecency With a Child, 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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child attorneys.

How can you modify your Johnson County bond conditions after an Indecency With a Child arrest?

In Texas, judges wield considerable authority in establishing bail and bond conditions. However, there are instances where judges may impose excessively stringent conditions and unreasonably high bail amounts. If you seek to modify bond conditions or reduce bail, you must file a motion in court and schedule a hearing, with the judge having the ultimate authority to decide.

In practical terms, if you’ve been arrested for Indecency With a Child in Johnson County, it’s common for the judge to impose a bond condition prohibiting contact with the victim. Additionally, judges frequently include a condition barring contact with all minors in such cases. Many clients enlist our assistance in seeking the removal of these conditions in order to maintain contact with their own children. 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 Johnson County arraignment?

At your arraignment, a Johnson County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Johnson 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 Indecency With a Child, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child charge in Johnson County?

The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for Indecency With a Child convictions across the state. The Penal Code classifies the punishment for Indecency With a Child by Contact as a second degree felony and Indecency With a Child by Exposure as a third degree felony.

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 Johnson County community all play a role. For Indecency With a Child cases, we also work towards the possibility of getting a reduction in the charge. The likelihood of succes in this effort also depends on a number of circumstances – including how strong we can make your case. In Indecency With a Child cases, sometimes the entire case becomes about the sentence imposed. When mitigation is key, you need persuasive attorneys.

If you are convicted, then you will also have to decide whether you want to have the judge or the jury assess punishment. Judges and juries may deliver vastly different sentences. Furthermore, all good Johnson County Indecency With a Child attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Indecency With a Child 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 Indecency With a Child here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Johnson County Indecency With a Child cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.

Are you under investigation for Indecency With a Child? 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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child 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 Indecency With a Child 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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child attorney, we can assist you in these difficult circumstances.

About Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense

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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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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 Johnson County Indecency With a Child 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.

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