Child Sexual Abuse Defense Attorney
Houston Sex Crime Attorneys with Decades of Experience
Your freedom, your future, and your family are at stake if you have been
arrested or are facing criminal charges of abuse against a child. Your
peers, employer and family members may judge you harshly even if your
charges are dismissed. You may also lose access to your own children.
Do not wait to see what develops with your case, and do not speak to the
police or any investigators before speaking to an experienced criminal
defense attorney. A conviction for a
sex crime can lead to a lengthy jail sentence, far from those you love.
At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman in Houston, we strive to provide with
the strongest defense possible. We represent hundreds of clients every
year throughout the state, and we understand the struggles you now face.
Accusations of child sex abuse create highly charged emotional responses
from everyone around you, which can lead to unfair treatment by the media
and prosecutors. We can aggressively defend you at every stage of the
legal process, aiming for a dismissal, an acceptable plea agreement to
a lesser charge, or an acquittal of the charges you face.
Texas Penal Code §21.02: Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child/Children
Child sexual abuse, also referred to as “child molestation,” involves committing
two or more acts of sexual abuse against one or more victims during a
period of 30 days or longer. For the purpose of this statute, “acts
of sexual abuse” can include:
Aggravated kidnapping (20.01)
Indecency with a child (21.11)
Sexual assault (22.011)
Aggravated sexual assault (22.021)
Sexual performance by a child (43.25)
Trafficking of persons (20A.02)
Compelling prostitution (43.05)
sexual abuse of young children is considered a “sexually violent offense” worthy of lifetime
sex offender registration upon discharge from state supervision (i.e.
incarceration, parole, or community supervision). Continuous sexual abuse
of young children is a
felony of the first degree, punishable by up to life in prison.
Challenging Child Molestation Charges
Child molester - those two simple words have tremendous power. The mere
allegation of child molestation could cost you your job, your reputation
in the community, and so much more. At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman,
we understand that everything you hold dear is on the line if you have
been accused of child molestation. Of course, you already know what is
at stake if you are visiting this site.
We are driven advocates for our clients. We believe in the concept of innocent
unless proven guilty. We know that justice can be trampled when a rush
to justice occurs. When retained to handle your case, we will stand on
your behalf and hold the prosecution to its burden of proof. We will do
everything in our power to make sure that rumors, innuendo, hearsay, false
allegations and personal vendettas do not determine your future.
Contact Us at (713) 597-2221 Today
Our founding attorney, Jed Silverman, has been defending the rights of
the criminally accused for more than 15 years. He has defended many clients
who have been accused of child molestation. He has learned many things
during his years of practice:
- False allegations are more common than people think
- Many false allegations arise in the context of divorce and custody battles
- Children do make false allegations in some cases
- Young children may be coached or manipulated into thinking they were molested
- Innocent touching can be confused for inappropriate touching in some cases
Ready to discuss your legal rights?
our firm today.