Hire an Experienced Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
If you are accused of a sexual offense in Texas, you MUST hire an attorney who has experience handling sexual offenses. Sexual charges are extremely sensitive in nature and involve complex scientific and legal issues.
As a former federal prosecutor, Jorge Vela was in charge of handling complex sexual crimes including online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography. Working with specially trained federal agents, Jorge Vela gained inside knowledge on how these cases are handled by both federal and state law enforcement agencies.
As a state prosecutor, Jorge also gained extensive trial experience with cases involving sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.
Whether you are charged with a federal or state sexual offense, you NEED to hire an attorney who understands the complexities of these cases. Attorney Jorge Vela has extensive experience and knows exactly how to fight your case
A conviction for a sexual offense in Texas has some of the most far reaching consequences of any criminal penalties in the justice system. Not only can you face costly fines and significant jail time, but you may also be forced to register as a sex offender for a lifetime. Sex offender registration will affect your ability to travel, visit children, and even decide where you can and cannot live. If you are arrested for a sexual offense in Texas, you need to immediately hire an attorney that has experience with these types of cases.
Common sexual offense in Texas include:
Possession of child pornography
Distribution of child pornography
Failure to register as a sex offender
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Sexual assault of a minor
Continuous sexual assault of a minor
Jorge Vela has experience handling every single type of sexual assault case listed above. If you have been accused of ANY sexual offense in the State of Texas, let Jorge Vela use his experience to fight for you! Contact The Law Office of Jorge Vela for a free consultation immediately.
Understand How to Protect Your Rights5
When you're facing sexual assault charges, it's important to understand how serious these charges can be and the long-term impact they can have on your future. The more information you have when it comes to the nature of your charges, possible consequences, and strategies for defense, the better off you'll be as you move through the legal system.
How Serious Are Sexual Assault Charges?
Sexual assault charges in Texas are considered a second-degree felony, which can come with up to 20 years in prison as well as monetary fines. Any time you are accused of a crime, it's a serious matter, but this is especially true when it comes to accusations of violent crimes, including sexual assault. It's crucial to talk to a criminal defense attorney as soon as you find out that you may be facing sexual assault charges.
How Can These Types of Cases Impact Your Life?
While our legal system is built upon the idea that you are innocent until proven guilty, sexual assault charges carry a high stigma. If the case hits the news, it can affect your personal and professional life, and if you are convicted, a felony sex crime charge stays with you your entire life, impacting what kinds of jobs you can do and where you can live.
If you've been charged with sexual assault in Austin, Texas, or the surrounding area, the Law Offices of Jorge Vela can help you better understand your case and your options for moving forward with a defense.