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San Antonio Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

Fighting for Those Accused of Sexual Offenses in TexasTexas Sex Crime

Simply being charged with a sex crime – even if you are not convicted – can have a devastating impact on your reputation and your future. Even though Americans are presumed innocent until proven guilty, the negative stigma of a sex crime charge can be life changing.

Sex crimes are prosecuted aggressively in Texas, and prosecutors do not go easy on alleged perpetrators. At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, our criminal defense firm offers equally aggressive defense strategies to the criminally accused. Our San Antonio sex crime defense attorney has extensive experience handling these kinds of sensitive cases – and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you.

Call (210) 761-4943 or contact us online to get started on your case with a free consultation.

Understanding & Defining Sex Crimes

If you have been accused of committing a sex crime, your reputation and freedom are at stake. Your personal and professional relationships will likely be damaged, and your job could be on the line.

Sex crimes range in severity and can either be misdemeanors or felonies. At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we understand the impact these charges can have on your life. We have experience defending against all kinds of sex crimes.

Examples of sex crimes we can defend you against include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Public lewdness
  • Molestation
  • Prostitution/solicitation
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Child pornography (possession or promotion)

Most sex offenses in Texas are considered felonies under state law. If convicted, the penalties of a first degree, second degree or state jail felony carry the potential for up to multiple years in prison, steep fines and sex offender registration. Sentencing for sex crimes vary from case to case.

The severity of the penalties associated with each kind of sex crime depends on the circumstances of the incident as well as other factors, such as whether you are a repeat offender.

If convicted of a sex crime, you could be punished with:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Fines
  • Mandatory sex offender registration
  • Loss of rights, such as the right to vote, run for public office, and own a gun

Consult with The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC

If you are facing sex crime charges, you undoubtedly have a lot on the line. Even if you have been falsely accused, you need an aggressive sex crime defense lawyer in San Antonio to stand up for you and to fight for your rights.

Contact us at (210) 761-4943 today to request a free and confidential consultation.

What Differentiates Us

Results-Focused Tenacity
  • Complimentary Consultations

    We strive to create an environment where you feel safe and protected. We recommend starting with a complimentary consultation to review your case together. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment only.

  • Work Directly With Your Attorney

    Derek will work directly with you through every step of your case. It's important to us that your case receives highly personalized attention. You instilled your trust in us and we will work to meet and exceed your expectations.

  • We Fight to Win

    We're competitive by nature and have a versatile legal style. We always seek an amicable outcome among different parties. We're also prepared and ready to take your case to trial.

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