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What is Considered Indecency with a Child?

Indecency with a child is often the lesser offense of child sexual abuse, but it is still a major crime that needs to be aggressively defended by an experienced Sugar Land Criminal Defense Lawyer. This specific crime is charged against individuals who engage in sexual contact with a child or minor under the age of 18. In other states, this crime may be considered child molestation, but the state of Texas recognizes this crime as indecency with a child (Texas Penal Code §21.11) and a conviction can hold very serious penalties. You could technically be charged with this offense if you do something as simple as touching a child in a "suggestive" manner, such as on their shoulder or back, or if you blatantly make contact with a private area.

If you have been charged with indecency with a child, you need to contact Stornello Law Firm, P.C. right away. Our experienced criminal lawyers can provide tough defense for your charges in Fort Bend County.

Evidence in these cases can be hard to come by, especially because the most evidence that is obtained is often the word of a child. Unless there is video surveillance evidence or photographic proof that these acts actually occurred, there may be a good chance of defending an accusation of indecency with a child. Child sexual abuse and any indecent act are prohibited in Texas as well as the rest of the country, and sexual offenders are aggressively tried at the state and sometimes federal level. When you work with Stornello Law Firm, P.C., we will immediately begin to investigate your case and ensure that your rights were never violated during your arrest.

Our team is comprised of a former grand jury prosecutor, so we know exactly what to look for in the prosecution's defense that could be considered a weakness in their evidence. You deserve an experienced and trusted criminal defense attorney on your side, you deserve to work with Stornello Law Firm, P.C.

Immediately contact Stornello Law Firm, P.C.!

Time is of the essence when you are arrested for a sex crime. The criminal justice system of Texas will immediately begin to prosecute you and hold you accountable for the allegations that have been made against you. Without the representation of our firm, you could be facing serious penalties such as lengthy prison sentencing, heavy fines, restitution and restraining orders.

If you are convicted of indecency with a child, you will also be required to spend the rest of your life registering as a convicted sex offender. When you are arrested, or if a loved one is facing serious criminal charges, you need to immediately contact Stornello Law Firm, P.C. and retain trusted legal representation.

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