Indecency with a Child
Accused of Child Molestation in Brazoria County?
Contact Attorney Sandra J. Oballe for Immediate Counsel.
When a person is accused of child molestation or, to be more formal, indecency with a child, it’s a serious situation which should be handled with a touch of delicacy. Whether the person accused of the crime is guilty or innocent, their best option is to retain experienced legal counsel to fight for their life if they’re innocent, and to fight for a minimal sentence, charge reduction, or case-dismissal if they’re guilty.
Whether the allegations are true or not, anytime a person is accused of child molestation they’ll be viewed as a monster which is why it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side for the purposes of mitigating the damages to your reputation and keep the situation from getting worse.
If you’re or a loved-one were accused of child molestation or any form of indecency with a child, The Law Office of Sandra J. Oballe can and will help you. I’m Sandra J. Oballe, an experienced sex crimes lawyer. To contact my office call me directly at 979-265-6800 or click here to discreetly message me using the contact form on my contact page.
Indecency with a Child & Texas Law
Understanding Child Molestation Cases
A person can be charged with indecency with a child as the result of any number of actions involving an adult and a child. In most cases, persons are charged with indecency with a child following allegations of fondling, touching or exposing the genitals of the child or that of the adult’s, and direct sexual assault of a child. Usually in cases of child sexual assault the case is classified as aggravated sexual assault as opposed to indecency. Below we’ve outlined both types of indecency with a child offenses.
Indecency with a Child by Exposure
If an individual is accused of exposing their genitals in the presence of a minor or causing a child to expose their genitals, the individual will face criminal charges for a felony of the third degree. If convicted, it can mean a prison sentence of two to ten years, a fine of up to $10,000.00 and a sex offender registration requirement.
Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact
Second-degree felony charges will apply to persons charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact. The crime is different from exposure as actual physical contact is alleged. If convicted of child molestation, the defendant will face a prison sentence of 2-to-20 years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, and will be required to register as a sex offender upon their release.
Charged with Indecency with a Child?
Retaining Experienced Legal Counsel is Your Best Option.
I’m a serious lawyer who takes her clients seriously. When you meet with me to discuss your case I’ll be honest with you about the truth of the matter and I won’t play games with you. I’m highly aggressive in court during jury trials and I’ve been around long enough to know the best strategy for defending a person based on the particular details of the case.
As long as you’re honest with me about the details of the incident, I’ll be in the best position to defend you from conviction. I’ve seen cases where on-going family disputes has resulted in false claims of sexual indecency and cases where false allegations were made by lying children. Yes, children lie all the time and can be easily led by caring and concerned parents to a conclusion that may not be true.
Regardless of the details of your case, the allegations against you, the evidence or lack of it, contacting my office or that of another Brazoria sex crimes defense lawyer is an important first step to defending your freedom and your good name. To contact my office, call 979-265-6800 or send me a discreet message using the contact form on my contact page.