Denton Indecency with a Child Defense Lawyers
Protect Your Future with a Defense Attorney for 21.11 Texas Penal Code
Some sexual offenses are specific to children, including indecency with a child. The offense can involve several acts.
Indecent conduct includes:
- Exposing genitals,
- Sexually assaulting,
- Enticing a child into prostitution, and
- Making, possessing or disseminating child pornography
These charges often carry harsh penalties, including jail or prison time, fines, and the requirement to register as a sex offender. There could also be other repercussions, such as ineligibility to vote or hold public office, restrictions on residential locations, inability to obtain certain jobs, and public and private humiliation.
If you face charges of indecency with a minor, you must act fast to protect your rights, future, and reputation. Charges do not have to mean a conviction. Our defense attorneys at Marsala Law Group understand how important your freedom is, and we will fight to protect you.
What Is Indecency with a Child?
Texas Penal Code § 21.11 enumerates the type of conduct considered indecency with a child.
A person commits an offense if they engage in either of the following:
Indecency with a Child by Contact
According to Texas Penal Code § 21.11(a)(1), a person can be charged with a felony offense of indecency with a child if it is alleged that they engaged in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years old.
The term “sexual contact” refers to:
- Any touching by a person, including touching through the clothing, of the anus, breast or any part of the genitals of the child
- Any touching of any part of the body by the child, including touching through the clothing, with the anus, breast or any part of the genitals of a person
Indecency with a Child by Exposure
According to Texas Penal Code § 21.11(a)(2), a person can be charged with indecency with a child by exposure if it is alleged that they do any of the following with a minor:
- Cause the child to expose any part of their anus or genitals
- Expose any part of the genitals or anus, while knowing a child is present
If you have been accused of indecency with a child, contact our law office immediately for a free consultation.
What Are the Penalties for Indecency with a Minor?
As described in the Texas Penal Code, Chapter 21, indecency with a child by contact is a felony of the second degree.
A conviction can result in:
- 2 to 20 years in prison,
- A fine of up to $10,000
- Or both
Indecency with a child by exposure is a felony of the third degree punishable by:
- 2 to 10 years in prison,
- A fine of up to $10,000
- Or both
Get the Legal Help You Need
If you were charged with the serious felony offense of indecency with a child, contact our experienced defense attorneys at Marsala Law Group. We represent clients accused of crimes in Denton County and the surrounding areas.
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