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Houston Sex Crime Attorney
A Lawyer Your Freedom Can Depend On
From prostitution and strip teases to aggravated sexual assault cases, Maverick Ray is ready to fight your case. Sex offenses can absolutely ruin one’s life regardless of jail or prison time.
Having to register as a sex offender is often a requirement or part of the punishment when convicted of a sex crime. Registration is humiliating and requires very strict compliance. It’s important you hire a lawyer who has experience in fighting sex crimes and can save your record, dignity, and career from such a dangerous conviction.
I’ve Been Charged with a Sex-Related Crime: Now What?
One common question my clients always want to know is, how does the process work? If you are charged with a sex crime you can expect your case to follow a similar path up until it goes to trial:
In the first few court settings, very little occurs. Maverick will sign onto your case and reset it as the investigation by both sides begins. As time goes by, more and more evidence is discovered and plea negotiations begin. Maverick will begin digging into the facts of your case and determine what defenses, if any, you have.
A couple months into the process, Maverick and the prosecutor will look at their evidence and decide if your case is one that either needs to be dismissed, go to trial, or be plead out. Depending on the facts and evidence in your case it is often best to proceed to trial and see how the remaining evidence falls into place. Sometimes a witness may recant, or new evidence is found that shows you are not guilty. Maverick understands that patience can work to your benefit and will wait for all of the facts to materialize before advising you on the course of action to take.
If you decide to go to trial, you can expect the trial to be set several months into the future. At this point Maverick will begin to prepare your case, often investigating each witness. Once his plan of attack has been finalized, he will consult with you to go over the case and make sure everything sounds correct with you. From there, he prepares you for the rigors of trial and makes sure you know he has your back and will do whatever it takes to try and win your case.
Sexual Assault of a Child Defense: An Attorney That Is NOT Afraid
As funding for the Children Assessment Center (Harris County contributes over $10 million annually) continues to grow, more and more men and women are being wrongfully accused of sexual abuse. Whether it’s a vendetta from a divorce or a child who has been lead to believe they were sexually abused by these governmental agency social workers, Maverick is ready to fight the toughest of cases: sexual assault of a child.
Maverick has experience in dealing with the experts who testify on these cases. Often the prosecution knows that a child’s testimony is wrought with problems and inconsistencies. This leads to the prosecution bringing in expert witnesses to try and explain away the child’s demeanor, inconsistencies, delayed outcry, or recantation.
The truth is, these so-called experts base their entire testimony on information they have read in journals. The experts’ opinions are flawed across the board because they base their research and testimony on the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS). This “syndrome” has been the foundation for numerous convictions of innocent men and women. Even the creator of CSAAS has come forth and disclosed the problems with CSAAS and his disdain for it being used to convict individuals of sexual assault. While many states have recognized the problems inherent with using experts to bolster a state’s sexual assault case, Texas still allows these experts.
Don’t become the next victim. It is imperative that you hire an experienced sexual assault lawyer such as Maverick Ray who can show the flaws and use the expert’s literature against them in these cases.
Let Houston Defense Attorney Maverick Ray Fight Your Prostitution Case
Whether you were busted by an undercover officer in a massage parlor, strip club, Craigslist, social network, or even on the street, you need Maverick by your side. Prostitution can be a tricky offense, which requires specific evidence of an agreement to perform sexual services. No sexual performance needs to occur for the offense to be completed.
One can often be arrested without an affirmative agreement. Other times, an officer doesn’t have a recording device making it a he said-she said affair. There are even instances where an undercover officer will entrap an individual and convince them to commit the crime they ordinarily would not commit. Whatever the evidence, you need Maverick by your side to fight these allegations.
Usually when an officer is unsuccessful in tricking an individual to agree to performing a sexual act for money, he will still find something wrong and write a citation or arrest the person for a different offense. These offenses generally include: sexually oriented business, massage violations, or solicitation. Maverick also provides representation for these lesser offenses.