Charges of Child Sexual Abuse & Sex Crimes Against Children
The prosecution of statutory rape, child sexual abuse, and other forms of child indecency is particularly aggressive in Williamson County. If convicted, you can expect severe sentences.
Robert M. Phillips has the experience you need on your case.
Sexual contact, or any kind of sexual act committed by an adult to a minor is a serious offense with serious consequences. Even if the sexual interaction was consensual, you still face possible conviction.
At Robert M. Phillips & Associates, we understand the grave nature of these cases. We offer experienced representation against any sex crime charge, including those involving minors. We represent the accused in Georgetown, Williamson County and throughout Central Texas.
Contact us if you have been accused of any of the following:
- Child Molestation
- Statutory Rape (Even if Consensual)
- Child Sexual Assault
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Child Pornography
- Child Endangerment
Facing Accusations of Child Sexual Abuse in Texas?
If you have been charged with indecency with a child, it is essential that you act as quickly as possible to build you defense. Even an hour delay on your part could prove to be fatal to your liberty, especially in the early states of the State’s investigation. It is crucial that you do NOT speak with law enforcement or ANYONE regarding your case before first speaking with a lawyer. Police will almost always try to coerce an admission of guilt out of you. In fact, it is a common practice throughout Texas (William County, in particular) for law enforcement to put relatives or the alleged victim in contact with the accused in order to record an “admission”. If you think you may be accused, do not speak about your charge without first consulting an attorney.
A well-qualified lawyer is more important in a case involving sexual abuse against a child than in almost any other criminal matter. The punishments for such crimes are often severe and long-lasting — in some cases, the consequences are longer-lasting than those of a homicide conviction. Law enforcement agencies involved can seize your children and remove you and/or them from your home. We have seen families and reputations completely ruined over child sexual abuse charges. Even if you are guilty, you have the right to fair and just treatment by the justice system. It is critical that you retain the services of an attorney NOW to prevent a sex crime charge and its draconian consequences.
Consent is Not a Valid Defense
Remember, consent is not a valid defense. If you were engaged in consensual intercourse with a minor, you can still face a serious conviction. You could be granted life in prison, and if you are convicted, you will certainly be forced into lifetime registration as a sex offender. Do not delay in hiring legal counsel for these criminal matters.
Robert M. Phillips & Associates Will Defend Your Case
Our attorneys at Robert M. Phillips & Associates will work hard to combat your case preemptively, often preventing a charge from being filed, or dismissing your charge if it has already been filed. Of course, we always seek to win the case, however even if that proves impossible, our lawyers will vigorously pursue alternatives to long penitentiary sentences (which is almost inevitably the State’s objective). We work with an impressive group of treatment and rehabilitation experts to craft appropriate therapeutic alternatives to prison for our clients who admit guilt, or who are found to be guilty. With our expertise, you may dramatically improve your chances of reducing or completely eliminating the trauma and ramifications of this charge, whether you are innocent, or guilty as charged.