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- Former Harris County & Houston District Attorney.
- Formerly of counsel for the Houston Police Union.
- Board Certified Texas Criminal Law, Sex Crime, and Sexual Assault Specialist.
- “…one of the outstanding criminal defense lawyers in Houston…” -- Houston Chronicle
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- High-Quality Houston Sex Crime & Sexual Assault Defense .
With over fifty years of combined sex crime criminal defense experience our nationally recognized Houston sex crime lawyers are dedicated to providing you with high-quality solutions using innovative and outside-the-box sex crime defense.
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Houston Area Sex Crimes LawyerSex crimes: securing a ``no-bill`` and dismissal
Sex crimes begin as a complaint. In order for the District Court to obtain jurisdiction the complaint must become a formal indictment. Grand Juries are responsible for indicting sex crime complaints. Evidence is presented by the prosecutor to twelve citizens who decide to issue either a “True-Bill” or a “No-Bill”. If a “True Bill” is issued the sex crime case continues. However, if a “No-Bill” is issued the sex crime case is dismissed. For various reasons, sex crimes are ripe for no-bills and our Houston sex crime lawyers have successfully obtained “no-bills” for a number of clients accused of sexual assault and sex crimes.
Texas Sexual Assault AttorneyWhat separates us?
With a dismissal rate eight (8) times the national average, our Houston sexual assault lawyers and Houston sex crime lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and resources to protect you against:
- Unlawful sexual assault police investigations;
- Unlawful detentions, searches, and seizures in sexual assaults and sex crimes;
- Unlawful warrants in sexual assault and sex crime cases;
- Child Protective Services (CPS) encounters;
- Sex crime & sexual assault accusations;
If the officer’s actions were unlawful, then our Houston sexual assault lawyers will file a motion to suppress the unlawful evidence. If the evidence is suppressed it can not be used in the court of law. Suppressions often leave to dismissals.
Houston Sex Crime & Sexual Assault LawyerSex Crime & Sexual Assault Case Results
- Improper Relationship (Teacher/Student) – Dismissed
- Sexual Assault – Dismissed
- Aggravated Sexual Assault – Dismissed
- Indecency with a Child – Dismissed
- Indecent Exposure – Dismissed
- Sexual Assault of a Child 14-17 – Dismissed
- Aggravated Sexual Assault w/ a Child, under 14 – Dismissed
Voted Top Texas and Houston Sex Crime Criminal Defense Attorney
With a 40% dismissal or not guilty rate our Houston sex crime lawyers have the resources to provide you with the best possible outcome. Criminal accusations, specifically sexual assault and sex crime accusations, can have a permanent effect on your livelihood. Our sex offender lawyers proven defense approach will ensure your future is protected. Read our sex crime defense testimonials, and see what former clients have to say. We look forward to working as your Houston sex crime criminal defense lawyers.
Criminal Defense Sex Crimes Lawyer -- Spotlight
Trending in the news lately is the number of teacher arrests as a result of an alleged inappropriate or improper relationship with a student. These accusations are considered sex crimes.
Improper Teacher Student Relationship -- Texas Law
Texas Penal Code Section 21.12 makes it a second degree felony for a teacher to engage in sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a current student. Sexual contact is defined as touching the anus, breast, or genitals with the intent to arouse.
It is an affirmative defense to any teacher-student relationship offense if the teacher was married to the student or if the teacher was not more than three years older and the relatioship began prior to the student enrolling in the school.
Stages of a Student-Teacher Investigation
Once authorities catch wind of a potential criminal act, an investigation will begin. If you are contacted by Child Protective Services (CPS), police officers, or school officials, tell them “I would be happy to cooperate with my attorney present.” Understand anything you say will be used against you.
If you believe you are under suspicion of an improper teacher-student relationship, contact a qualified criminal defense attorney. Your Texas sex crime attorney will act as your voice and can speak with the necessary government and school officials to determine the direction of the case.
Goal #1: Keep sex crime charges from ever being filed.
Goal #2: If charges are filed, seek to have the case dismissed at the grand jury level (i.e. no-bll).
Goal #3: If a true-bill is issued, look for legal and mitigating circumstances to have the case dismissed at the district court level.
The Adamo & Adamo Law Firm understands the sever impact such accusations can have on your daily life. With your family, your employment, and your life on the line, trust our sexual assault attorneys to obtain the best possible criminal defense result.
People also ask
What is indecency with a child in Texas?Indecency with a child in Texas is a criminal offense found in Texas Penal Code 21.11, which makes it either a second or third degree felony offense if a person engages in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years of age or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of any person exposes the person’s anus or genitals in the presence of the child or causes the child to do the same. It is an affirmative defense if the person was not more than three years older than the child.
Is indecency with a child a felony in Texas?Yes, indecency with a child is a felony in Texas. Texas Penal Code 21.11 makes the criminal offense of indecency with a child a second degree felony if the person engages or causes a child younger than 17 years of age to engage in sexual contact. Indecency with a child is a third degree felony in Texas if the person, with the intent to arouse or gratify sexual desires, exposes the anus or genitals knowing a child is present, or causes the child to do the same. A second degree felony is punishable from two -- twenty years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. A third degree felony is punishable from two -- ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
What is the legal age of consent in Texas?The legal age of consent in Texas is generally 17, but can vary depending on the actor’s age. Texas Penal Code 21.11 makes it an afirmative defense to prosecution of indency with a child if the actor was not more than three years older than the victim. If you are a senior in highschool and 18 years old and the freshamn is 14 years old, you can be charged with the criminal offense of indecency with a child.
% of Cases Dismissed vs. the National Avg.
Sex Crimes & Sexual Assault
▪️Online Solicitation of a Minor – 33.021
▪️Indecency with a Child – 22.11
▪️Sexual Assault – 22.011
▪️Aggravated Sexual Assault – 22.021
▪️Continuous Sexual Abuse -- 21.02
▪️Aggravated Kidnapping with Sexual Abuse – 20.04
▪️Unlawful Restraint – 20.02
▪️Public Lewdness – 21.07
▪️Indecent Exposure – 21.08
▪️Improper Relationship between Educator and Student – 21.12
▪️Revenge Porn -- 21.16
▪️Prohibited Sexual Conduct – 25.02
▪️Prostitution & Compelling Prostiution – 43.02 & 43.05
▪️Promotion of Prostitution -- 43.03
▪️Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution – 43.04
▪️Obscene Display or Distribution – 43.22
▪️Obscenity – 43.23
▪️Sale, Distribution, or Display of Harmful Material to Minor (under 18) – 43.24
▪️Sexual Performance by a Child – 43.25
▪️Employment Harmful to Children – 43.251
▪️Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography – 43.26
▪️Burglary of Habitation with intent to commit Sex Offense – 30.02
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➤Best Attorneys in America -- U.S. News and World Report
➤Top 100 Jury Trial Lawyers -- National Trial Lawyers Association
➤Super Lawyer -- Texas -- Super Lawyer Magazine
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➤Board Certified in Sex Crimes & Criminal Law -- Sam Adamo Sr.
➤Top 40 Under 40 Jury Trial Lawyer -- National Trial Lawyer Association
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➤Top Rated Ethical Standard and Legal Ability -- Martindale Hubbell
➤A+ Credentials -- Better Business Bureau