Houston Child Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Sex crimes charges involving children are uniquely challenging. Prosecutors in Texas aggressively prosecute such offenses as child pornography, statutory rape or sexual abuse. Judges often impose harsh sentences to individuals convicted of these crimes.
That is why it is so important to get an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. If you have been charged with a child sex crime, schedule a free and confidential consultation with John M. Petruzzi at his office in Houston. He has focused his career on criminal law for more than 30 years and has the skills and dedication you need to protect your rights and interests.
What Have You Been Charged With?
Our firm represents clients who have been charged with many different types of child sex offenses. In some cases, such as child pornography, these charges may be federal.
No matter what the charge is, however, Mr. Petruzzi has the knowledge and experience to protect your rights and seek the most favorable resolution possible under the circumstances of your case.
This includes cases that involve charges of:
- Sexual abuse or indecency with a child
- Statutory rape (sex with a minor)
- Online solicitation of a minor
The internet and social media have raised many new issues regarding minors and prohibited sexual conduct. In today’s social media environment, many young people frequently send material of a sexual nature to others.
“Sexting,” for example, takes its name from sending sexual content in a text message. But even when it is done innocently, this type of activity can result in criminal charges, perhaps even for child pornography.
Strong, Experienced Defense Against Child Sex Offense Charges
Attorney John M. Petruzzi is a board-certified criminal law specialist, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a former chief prosecutor in Texas felony court and a former Assistant District Attorney in Harris County. As a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer, he can provide the strong defense you require against a child sex crime charge.