Few crimes carry the level of social stigma that is associated with sex offenses. Although those accused are legally innocent until proven otherwise, the sensitive nature of such allegations makes it especially challenging to mount a strong defense. Working with knowledgeable and experienced criminal attorneys is essential to protect the rights of anyone charged with a sex offense. That expertise is offered by the law firm of Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C. We have 44 years of experience with criminal defense matters and four of our attorneys have been designated as Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. Call us at (512) 476-4873 or contact us via email.
We represent clients in Austin, TX and the surrounding communities, including: Hays County (Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, Wimberley); Travis County (Creedmoor, Elroy, Manor, Pflugerville); Williamson County (Cedar Park, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Florence, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor); Bastrop County (Bastrop, Clearview, Elgin, Rockne, Smithville); Comal County (Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Gruene, New Braunfels, Sattler, Startzville); Burnet County (Bertram, Burnet, Marble Falls); and Caldwell County (Lockhart, Luling).
Anyone charged with a sex crime faces the possibility of lengthy prison time and the label of “sex offender.” In Texas, adult sex offenders are required to register anywhere from 10 years to life after they are discharged from state supervision. The length of required registration depends on the crime. For example, lifetime registration is required for offenses such as possession of child pornography, prohibited sexual conduct (incest), and sexual assault.
There is a wide variety of criminal offenses that are typically grouped under the category of sex offenses. They include:
- Rape (including statutory rape and spousal rape)
- Sexual abuse
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct
- Possession of child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Failure to register as a sex offender when required by law
These are all serious crimes. They are also some of the most emotionally charged. As with all legal matters, however, the outcome of the case should be based on facts, evidence, and the law.
We Help You With Your Case
At Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C., we understand how to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct and that many people are wrongly accused of having committed sex offenses. We understand the law and how it applies to your situation. We do not lecture our clients or make moral judgments about the crimes involved. From an initial consultation at our offices or Travis County Jail to preliminary hearings to closing arguments in the courtroom, we look out for the best interests of our clients. Our attorneys are also skilled and experienced negotiators. When considering a plea bargain, we will work on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you are charged with a sex offense, you are entitled to zealous representation by lawyers who understand the intricacies of your case. The attorneys of Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C., will provide just that. With more than 40 years of experience in the courts of Travis, Williamson, Hays, and Bastrop Counties, we have what it takes to put together the best defense possible. We also serve individuals charged with sex offenses in Comal, Burnet, and Caldwell Counties. If you find yourself charged with a sex crime, let our expertise work for you. Protect your rights and contact us today to discuss your situation in complete confidence.
We can be reached by phone at (512) 476-4873, by email at [email protected], or by filling out this form.