Some of the most life-altering criminal charges a person can face involve crimes of a violent and sexual nature. The consequences of a conviction could include incarceration and, perhaps more frightening, life as a registered sex offender.
It is crucial that anyone who has been questioned, investigated or arrested on suspicion of a sex crime immediately seek legal counsel from an experienced Houston sexual assault defense lawyer. Our team at Bires Schaffer & DeBorde has the experience and skill to fight these challenging criminal charges and protect your reputation from public scorn.
If You Have Been Charged With A Sex Crime, You Need Aggressive Defense
Sexual assault is generally defined as the use of force, coercion or incapacitation in a sex act. Defending against these charges often involves arguing the alleged victim's ability or willingness to consent to the sexual activity in question or demonstrating that the charges are unfounded or too severe.
Our attorneys have the experience and resources to perform detailed investigations of the circumstances surrounding the alleged sex crime and bring to light information that is often overlooked. We handle a wide range of sexual assault matters for clients throughout the United States, including issues of:
- Rape, date rape, statutory rape and marital rape
- Sexual crimes against children and sexual abuse
- The use of alcohol or drugs to facilitate nonconsensual sexual activity
- The accused's criminal history of sexual offenses
We employ defense strategies related to the victim's motivation behind the accusations, the true identity of the criminal offender, whether or not the act was consensual and the feasibility of the allegations as they have been described.
We offer vigorous representation and exceptional client service in state and federal cases throughout the United States. Contact our office in Harris County, Texas, online or by telephone at 713-574-9412 (toll free at 866-428-2472) to schedule an appointment with our experienced litigators.