3 Quick Facts About Texas Romeo & Juliet Laws

July 23rd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Sex Crime, Sexual Assault

You probably do not expect the ill-fated heroes from a Shakespearean tragedy to come to your rescue when charged with a sex offense, but Texas’ Romeo and Juliet statutes may provide a defense. Knowing that sexual assault of a child is one of the most serious sex crimes defined by state law, it is a […]

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What You Should Know About Sexual Assault Charges

December 3rd, 2020 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Sexual assault, like many other types of sex crimes, is the kind of charge that tends to be judged harshly, even before a defendant is able to give his or her side of the story. Having an experienced attorney on your side who can help you launch a defense as soon as possible after an […]

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How Houston Juries Resolve “He Said/She Said” Rape Cases

September 20th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Rape trials often come down to the conflicting testimony of the accuser and the defendant. Even though prosecutors must prove all elements of their case “beyond a reasonable doubt,” it is still possible to convict a person charged with rape in a “he said/she said” scenario based primarily on accuser testimony. As far as most […]

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Can Evidence of Prior Bad Acts Convict Me of Rape in Texas?

July 27th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Sexual assault and rape are perhaps the most serious crimes in Texas short of murder. Texas classifies many types of sexual assault as a first-degree felony, meaning a conviction carries the potential for a life prison sentence. And given the public outrage that typically accompanies rape cases–especially when the alleged victims are children–prosecutors will stop […]

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