SEX CRIMES

SEX CRIMES

Sex crime allegations are one of the most damaging criminal charges you can face. If convicted, you will face severe consequences, including jail time, steep fines, and the possibility of being registered as a sex offender. In addition to legal penalties, sex crimes also come with a devastating social stigma.

If you have been accused with a sex crime, it is imperative that you contact a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible to ensure a vigorous defense. Craig Greaves has been defending sex crime offenders for over 15 years. He possesses the knowledge and skills to fight for you rights by challenging the evidence against you, and unveiling the holes in the prosecutions case, to ultimately get your charges reduced or dismissed.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Sexual assault is commonly know as “rape”, or “date rape”, which is defined as non-consensual sex, or engaging in a non-consensual sexual act with another person. In Texas, sexual assault is typically a second-degree felony, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years a fine of up to $10,000.00, along with a lifetime registration as a sex offender.

INDECENCY WITH A CHILD

A person can be arrested and charged with indecency with a child by engaging in sexual contact with any minor under the age of 17, and/or by exposing themselves knowingly in the presence of a child or by causing the child to do so.  The act of touching a child inappropriately through the clothing or causing the child to make sexual contact through clothing is strictly prohibited and is a punishable offense.

Penalties for indecency with a child are charged as a second-degree felony, which can result in up to 20 years in prison along with fines of up to $10,000.00. Other measures can also be taken, including various mandatory treatment programs, along with a requirement to register as sex offender. Entry into this pubic database can have disastrous effects on ones life, as it influences opportunities for employment as well as person relationships.

Sex crimes involving children are one of the toughest cases to defend because of the social stigma involved. It is imperative that you contact our office as soon as possible to ensure a more vigorous defense. Craig Greaves has over 15 years experience defending offenders of sex crimes involving children. He will work closely with you to build a defense strategy that has the potential to be very successful in court.

ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR

Online solicitation of a minor is described as when a person who is 17 years of age or older, knowingly solicits a minor over the internet by electronic mail or text message or other electronic message service or system, or through a commercial online service with the intent that the minor will engage in sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the actor or another person.

Conviction of online solicitation of a minor under the age of 17 for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity is considered a third-degree felony, and carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, along with a fine of up to $10,000.00. However, if the person solicited is 14 years of age or under, the offense is increased to a second-degree felony, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years, along with a fine of up to $10,000.00.

In addition to prison sentences and fines, the offender is required to register with their law enforcement agencies as a sex offender.

Given the severity of potential punishment involved with a conviction, it is vital that you contact our office to schedule a free consultation with Craig Greaves to ensure a vigorous defense.

PROSTITUTION

Prostitution in committed when a person offers any kind of sexual act in exchange for monetary compensation. In some states, prostitution is legal, however Texas is not one of them. Anyone arrested for prostitution in Texas can be charged with a serious sexual offense.

Punishment for prostitution is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a jail sentence of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000.00

A second time prostitution offense is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.00.

A third time or higher prostitution offense is classified as a state jail felony. Penalties include a prison sentence of up to 2 years and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

If the person solicited is at least 14 but less than 18 years old, the offence becomes a third degree felony, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, along with a fine of up to $10,000.00

If the person solicited is less than 14 years old, the offense becomes a second-degree felony, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years along with a fine of up to $10,000.00.

If you have been charged with prostitution, it is vital that you contact our office immediately. Craig Greaves has over 15 years experience defending those accused of prostitution, and can help you navigate the criminal justice system in order to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

In Texas, indecent exposure is defined to have occurred when a person exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person and if he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.

Indecent exposure is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a jail sentence of up to 180 days and a fine of up to $2,000.00

It is imperative that you contact our office as soon as you are charged with indecent exposure. The potential stigma of having an indecent exposure conviction on your record can be devastating, having life long effects on any future job opportunities and personal relationships. Craig Greaves has over 15 years of experience in defending those accused of indecent exposure. He possesses the knowledge and skills to build a solid defense that can be very successful for your case.