Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Defending Against False Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Surviving a False Allegation of Sexual Misconduct — Houston, Galveston, League City, Texas

It is always outrageous when a person is falsely or mistakenly accused of a criminal offense. But when the alleged crime involves sexual misconduct, the accused individual’s life can be ruined even if there is a never a trial or conviction. The media and the public often rush to judgment when it comes to sex crimes–particularly when a child is involved–and police and prosecutors know how to leverage this outrage against a defendant.

You should never assume that a sex crimes allegation will simply “go away on its own” or that you can clear things up by speaking to the police by yourself. The first thing you need to do if you even suspect the police are investigating you for a sexual abuse or assault is to contact a Houston criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we have nearly two decades of experience representing both adults and minors who have been falsely accused of sexual misconduct. We know from that experience that the best way to confront false charges is often to push for a trial–where the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case can be publicly exposed.

We Fight False Allegations Involving Minors

Many sex crimes prosecutions are based on nothing more than an accuser’s statements. This can be especially problematic when the accuser is a child. As a number of cases involving false allegations of sexual misconduct have demonstrated over the years, young children are especially susceptible to manipulation by adults, including parents, police, and prosecutors.

Unfortunately, false allegations of sexual misconduct involving a child are a tactic we have seen employed in custody disputes. One parent feels they can gain the “upper hand” in terms of custody (or even child support) by accusing the other of sexual abuse, such as child molestation or indecency with a child. Sometimes such allegations are simply in anger. But once the police and the district attorney are involved, things can–and will–quickly spiral out of control.

Also keep in mind, false allegations can be lodged against minors. In recent years Texas district attorneys have become more aggressive in policing sexual conduct in schools. Your child can easily be targeted for revenge by a former boyfriend or girlfriend. Once again, do not assume this is something you will be able to handle on your own. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we have the knowledge and expertise to help your family through such a scenario.

We Will Fight to Keep You Off the Texas Sex Offender Registry

A sex crimes conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. Like many states, Texas requires “sex offenders” to publicly register with with the local law enforcement agency where they reside. The public has access to this registry, which means you will be effectively branded for life.

This is just one reason that you need to be proactive when it comes to fighting false allegations of sexual misconduct. The first step is to contact a Houston criminal defense attorney who knows how to deal with these kind of false charges. Contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates at 281-962-7852 if you live in Houston or Harris County and need to speak with an attorney right away.