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How Young Is Too Young

Posted By Criminal Law Standard || 7-Sep-2010


    Juries tend not to show sympathy toward adults who engage in sexual contact with a minor.  A conviction related to any sex crime, especially indecency with a child, will have a profound and lasting effect on virtually  every aspect of a person's life. If you have been charged with a sex crime you need an experienced and well-known Dallas criminal defense attorney to represent you.  Dallas criminal defense attorney Tom D'Amore has more than 23 years experience handling criminal cases related to sex crimes.

    In Texas a person commits the crime of Indecency With A Child if the person has sexual contact with a person (of the same or opposite sex) younger than 17 years old. It is a defense to prosecution under this law if the actor was not more than three (3) years older than the victim and was of the opposite sex.  For example, an 18 year-old male can have sexual contact with a 16 year-old female and avoid prosecution by proving he was less than 3 years older than the female with whom he had sexual contact. 

    If you have been charged with a sex crime and need an attorney who knows the law, has a good reputation among members of the Dallas area criminal justice system and has obtained outstanding results in criminal cases over a 23 year period, contact Tom D'Amore at the D'Amore Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation. 

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