Are You Looking for the Best Texas Sex Crimes Attorney?
If you’re looking for the best Texas Sex Crimes attorney, then we want to represent you. Our award-winning attorneys expertly bring the firm’s full resources to bear in Sex Crimes cases. At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are looking for clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the Sex Crimes defense field.
Our history of success includes representation of numerous high-profile clients and notable high-profile victories. We have also disposed of many other cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. No matter the case or the client, we emphatically fight to keep our clients out of Texas jail and out of prison. If you are looking for an authoritative Texas Sex Crimes attorney, call us or book a consultation today.
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.
Defense attorney Paul Saputo is a highly experienced Sex Crimes defense lawyer and leads the Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense trial lawyers and investigative team. We pursue every legal method available to protect your rights and your reputation when you are accused of a Sex Crime.
We have obtained hundreds of victories in Sex Crimes cases and other serious felony cases in courts across Texas, including Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, and both conditional and unconditional dismissals. Learn more about our Texas Sex Crimes practice below.
Are you facing a Sex Crimes charge?
If prosecutors have charged you with a Sex Crime in Texas, you need a Sex Crimes Lawyer who can aggressively defend you both in court and in the court of public opinion. Widely recognized for his criminal defense work, Mr. Saputo continues to represent people facing an array of serious Sex Crime charges in every stage of litigation from pre-arrest investigation through trial.
We understand how deeply this kind of accusation may affect your life – both personally and publicly. Sex Crime defense requires unique strategies and a fearless attorney to make challenging decisions and defend you when everyone else assumes you’re already guilty. When Texas prosecutes you for a Sex Crime offense, both your freedom and your reputation are at risk. Indeed, an arrest can hurt you even if you eventually beat this kind of case. Accordingly, we aim to not only win your case, but also keep your name out of the public eye.
Paul helped prove my fiance’s innocence! I like the fact that he is all about honesty and truth. We won our case and he did an excellent job in keeping my fiance informed throughout the process. Words cannot express how much we thank you!
– Client review posted on Avvo.com
Whether you are facing a Texas state Sex Crime charge or a federal Sex Crime charge, Sex Crimes cases feature emotionally-charged investigators and witnesses. Often these cases involve detailed forensic evidence like DNA or digital forensic evidence.
The best Sex Crimes defense strategy demands a mix of cutting-edge science, traditional investigative resources and the mastery of digital and forensic technology. We have achieved numerous significant Sex Crime defense victories with our extensive investigative resources and insights into complex constitutional law in cases including recent dismissals of possession of child pornography charges, aggravated sexual assault charges and indecency of a child charges.
How Do Attorneys Handle Forensic Science in Texas Sex Crime Cases?
Many people incorrectly believe forensic science is beyond challenge, but as experienced defense lawyers know, science is subject to error, both human error and error from the methods used by investigators.
Not every Sex Crime case come down to science. In fact, often cases come down to key witness testimony. Sometimes that witness is a sympathetic (but lying) victim. Some cases come down to one of the many complex social relationships or situations 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.
SEX CRIMES DEFENSE ATTORNEY FAQs
As dedicated Texas criminal defense lawyers, we have researched and published extensively about Sex Crimes laws and leverage our experience and knowledge of the law in Texas when you need defense counsel. And in defending numerous serious Sex Crime charges, we have developed some of the best specialized tools for investigating accusations and defending our clients throughout Texas.
As a client, you will also benefit from the resources of the entire law firm. We have a team of dedicated professionals, including multiple paralegals, attorneys, an in-house investigator and external investigation staff. With an in-depth and highly educated understanding of the law, we also do the ground work through our extensive investigatory experience and resources.
Have you been charged with a Sex Crime in Texas? Book a consultation with Texas Sex Crimes attorneys Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis today.
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 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.
The arrest alone for a sexual offense can drastically change your life even if you are ultimately found not guilty, so 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. These are dangerous waters, and we are here to help you with experienced Sex Crime legal representation.
What Kinds of Cases do Texas Sex Crimes Attorneys Handle?
Texas Sex Crimes include:
- PC 15.032 – Child Grooming *effective September 1, 2023
- PC 21.06 – Homosexual Conduct*
- PC 21.07 – Public Lewdness *amendments effective September 1, 2023
- PC 21.08 – Indecent Exposure *amendments effective September 1, 2023
- PC 21.08 – Bestiality *effective September 1, 2017
- PC 21.15 – Invasive Visual Recording
- PC 21.165 – Unlawful Production Or Distribution Of Certain Sexually Explicit Videos (Deep Fake Pornography) *effective September 1, 2023
- PC 21.17 – Voyeurism *amendments effective September 1, 2023
- PC 21.16 – Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material (The law covering “Revenge Porn“)
- PC 21.16 – Sexual Coercion *effective September 1, 2017
- PC 22.011 – Sexual Assault
- PC 22.012 – Indecent Assault *effective September 1, 2019
- PC 22.021 – Aggravated Sexual Assault
- PC 25.02 – Prohibited Sexual Conduct (the law against incest)
- PC 38.111 – Improper Contact with Victim
- PC 39.041 – Improper Sexual Activity With Committed Person *effective September 1, 2023
- PC 43.02 – Prostitution
- PC 43.262 – Possession or Promotion of Lewd Visual Material Depicting Child
- PC 43.03 – Promotion of Prostitution
- PC 43.031 – Online Promotion of Prostitution *effective September 1, 2019
- PC 43.04 – Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution
- PC 43.041 – Aggravated Online Promotion of Prostitution *effective September 1, 2019
- PC 43.05 – Compelling Prostitution (the law prohibiting “pimping“)
- PC 43.22 – Obscene Display or Distribution
- PC 43.23 – Obscenity
- PC 43.26 – Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography *amendments effective September 1, 2023
- PC 43.261 – Electronic Transmission of Certain Visual Material Depicting Minor (the “sexting” offense applicable to minors) *amendments effective September 1, 2023
- PC 43.262 – Possession or Promotion of Lewd Visual Material Depicting Child *effective September 1, 2017, amendments effective September 1, 2023
- PC 43.28 – Certain Sexually Oriented Performances Prohibited *effective September 1, 2023
*The offense defined as “Homosexual Conduct” is still on the books as a crime in Texas, but it has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
The penalties for Sex Crimes in Texas run the gamut, from misdemeanor to felony charges of every degree. You should click on the articles above to learn more about the penalties for each offense.
Many Sex Crimes will require you register for the sex offender registry upon conviction and continuing on for up to the lest of your life. Additionally, Sex Crimes convictions can remove you from eligibility for many forms of sentencing alternatives, record clearing, and civil liberties. And proceed with caution – even deferred adjudication plea deals (where a judge never finds you guilty and ultimately dismisses the case) have the same impact as convictions.
For many Sex Crimes, after a deferred adjudication plea, you will still have to register and never be allowed to clear your record. If you have any questions about what a plea means for your permanent record, schedule a consultation with our Texas Sex Crimes Attorneys.
Choosing The Right Texas Sex Crimes 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. But many of these Sex Crimes attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. Fewer and fewer attorneys make a practice of trying Sex Crimes cases to a judge, and fewer still make a practice of trying Sex Crimes cases to a jury.
That’s not who we are at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense. As real trial lawyers, first and foremost, we make it our practice to bring 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.
Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas
Bond Conditions in Texas Sex Crimes Cases
If the police have arrested you for a Sex Crime, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Texas 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.
For Sex Crimes cases, these bond conditions often take the form of no contact with minors, no access to the internet, or ankle monitoring.
Texas Sex Crimes Attorney Defense Strategy
Getting the best result in a Sex Crimes case requires being fully prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. As soon as you hire us as your Texas Sex Crimes attorney, we get to work. And when we get on a case, the state knows that we are already getting ready for trial and 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. We do our own investigation. The state has police and investigators of their own working on the government dime, and we can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted if you want to win.
What to Do if Falsely Accused of Sex Crimes
Even if someone has falsely accused you, you should still always take this charge very seriously. You may think that the state may “drop charges” against you. But absent effective advocacy by a lawyer, the state usually will take the case to trial and “let the jury decide.” If the state has charged you with Sex Crimes, or you are under investigation for the offense, then you should contact us as soon as possible.