Are You Looking for the Best Rockwall, Texas, Solicitation of a Minor Attorney?
If you’re looking for the best Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor attorney, then we want to represent you. The Saputo Toufexis partnership brings together award-winning attorneys Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis, and we bring the firm’s full resources to bear on every Denton Solicitation of a Minor case. The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team only represents clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the field. We’re in search of clients who appreciate the value of our legal expertise. Our lawyers thrive on serving individuals who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes.
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. Winning you case requires more than just advocating for you in the Rockwall courtrooms. As your Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor attorney, we advise you on the range of issues you will undoubtedly face throughout the criminal prosecution.
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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
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When Texas prosecutes you for the crime of Solicitation of a Minor, 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 Solicitation of a Minor charge dropped in Rockwall, Texas?
- How do I win a Solicitation of a Minor case in Rockwall, Texas?
- How much does a lawyer charge for a Solicitation of a Minor case in Rockwall, Texas?
- What happens at a Rockwall arraignment?
- How can you modify your Rockwall bond conditions after a Solicitation of a Minor arrest?
- What is the most common sentence for a Solicitation of a Minor charge in Rockwall?
- Other Must Know FAQs About These Cases
Choosing The Right Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor 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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In order to get a Solicitation of a Minor 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 §15.031. Alternatively, you could show that the offense did not occur in Rockwall. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Solicitation of a Minor, 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 Solicitation of a Minor law in Texas. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Solicitation of a Minor cases in Rockwall.
For now, the appellate courts have not issued any recent opinions on Solicitation of a Minor cases in Rockwall that have caught our attention. However, note that we do not list cases involving other counties here, even though those cases can bind Rockwall courts. We continue to monitor the latest developments in Solicitation of a Minor case law.
Law Enforcement Agencies in Rockwall that Make Solicitation of a Minor Arrests
Peace officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, constable offices, and municipal police departments can make arrests for violations of Solicitation of a Minor in Rockwall. Law enforcement agencies in Rockwall that most typically make Solicitation of a Minor arrests include:
- Rockwall Police Department: Responsible for law enforcement within the city of Rockwall.
- Heath Department of Public Safety: Serving the city of Heath with enforcement of Solicitation of a Minor laws, among others.
- Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office: This agency handles law enforcement duties in unincorporated areas of Rockwall County and provides support to municipal police departments.
- Royse City Police Department: Responsible for Solicitation of a Minor enforcement in the city of Royse City.
To beat a Solicitation of a Minor charge in Rockwall, Texas, you must employ every procedural tool to obtain information and thoroughly investigate the case. Contest all evidence, including witness statements and forensic evidence. Remember, victory hinges on your determination to fight relentlessly.
Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor 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 Solicitation of a Minor 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 Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor 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 for a Solicitation of a Minor charge typically range from $5,000 to $25,000 in Rockwall, Texas. You can expect to pay higher attorney fees for more complex cases. Some Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor 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 Rockwall, sometimes travel fees may apply.
Even if someone has falsely accused you of Solicitation of a Minor, 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 Solicitation of a Minor, 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 Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor 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 an attorney to help.
Practically speaking, if the police in Rockwall have arrested you for Solicitation of a Minor, 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.
At your arraignment, a Rockwall judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Rockwall, 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 Solicitation of a Minor, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Solicitation of a Minor convictions across the state. The Penal Code classifies the punishment for Solicitation of a Minor as one category lower than the solicited offense, unless the offense involved a criminal street gang member. 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Solicitation of a Minor 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 Solicitation of a Minor here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.
If you have been accused ofCriminal Solicitation of a Minor, you may have been caught up in an internet sting by law enforcement. We also see these cases arise from a more traditional in-person prostitution sting. Sometimes family members (or ex-family members) might make these kinds of accusations. Your criminal defense strategy will depend on the specific circumstances in which you are accused.
Texas law provides a specific evidentiary requirement for these cases:
(c) A person may not be convicted under this section on the uncorroborated testimony of the minor allegedly solicited unless the solicitation is made under circumstances strongly corroborative of both the solicitation itself and the actor’s intent that the minor act on the solicitation.
This means that the state cannot ordinarily cannot convict you based solely on the testimony of the alleged victim. Learn more about the law regarding this evidentiary requirement here.
If you want to hire us as your Rockwall Solicitation of a Minor 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.
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