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Sex Crimes

What are Sex Crimes under Texas Law?

Sex crimes or sexually related criminal offenses, under Texas law, cover many different situations with many different punishments. Sex crimes involving minors, for example, include as a punishment the listing of the convicted person on a public list — the registered sex offenders’ list. Aggravated sexual assaults and rapes can result in felony charges and long prison sentences. In Texas, sex crimes include criminal charges for:
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Child molestation
  • Statutory rape
  • Indecency with a child
  • Indecent exposure
  • Public lewdness
  • Obscenity
  • Possession of pornography
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Promotion of child pornography
  • Solicitation of a child
  • Online solicitation of a child (under age 17)
  • Improper photography or visual recording
  • Prostitution
  • Promotion of prostitution
  • Compelling prostitution
  • Obscene display or distribution
There may also be corresponding criminal charges under federal law, depending upon the circumstances. Federal law and state law work together in defining and prosecuting sex crimes.  For example, Megan’s Law (registering sex offenders) and Amber Alerts (public notification of missing children) originated as federal laws and now have Texas state law components.

How Austin Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Attorney Eric Lim Can Help

The penalties for all types of sex-related crimes and offenses are among the most severe in Texas law. This is particularly true if a child is involved, or if the circumstances were violent.

Do you know that most sex related crimes require registration as a sex offender if you receive probation?  You may even have to register as a sex offender even if you were never convicted and the judge never even made it a condition of probation to register.  You need a lawyer who is experienced, honest and aggressive in defending these cases.  Don’t end up a registered sex offender for the rest of your life.

Having a criminal lawyer at your side can be very important as you face these types of serious criminal allegations.  Sex crimes are extremely serious criminal charges.  Criminal defense attorney, Eric Lim, can advise you concerning all of the consequences of a conviction or probation in any sex-related criminal offense and answer questions for you such as:
  • Is registering as a sex offender for the rest of your life an option?
  • Is being required to admit to crimes you believe you never committed — just to complete probation — an option?
Criminal defense attorney, Eric Lim, has the training and experience you need to fully investigate and evaluate the sex-related criminal charges that you are facing. Taking his extensive criminal defense experience, attorney Eric Lim can clearly advise you concerning all your options. If a jury trial is the best option, Mr. Lim will stand ready and prepared to try your case to a jury of your peers.  Please call criminal defense attorney, Eric Lim, for a free, initial consultation if he can be of help.


Each criminal case is unique, and the results for each case depend upon the facts of the particular alleged crime — especially when sex crimes are involved. People charged with sexual assault or child sex offenses face hostile prosecutors and harsh public opinion. Most people, even some criminal defense attorneys, are only too willing to believe the worst about those accused of sex offenses. Eric Lim, criminal defense attorney, knows not all people accused of sex offenses are in fact guilty of the charges. He believes that those facing such charges deserve the best possible defense and representation. Eric Lim knows that being accused of a sex crime can be embarrassing and that being convicted is far worse than embarrassing. Austin sex offense lawyer Eric Lim believes that the state has to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and in sex cases, the state often has a case resting on one person’s word against another’s.

Austin criminal defense attorney, Eric Lim, is available to help individuals who are being accused, investigated, or charged with crimes in the Greater Austin area (Travis and Williamson County). For a free confidential consultation, please call (512) 686-6LIM (546) to schedule an appointment to visit with criminal defense lawyer Eric Lim.

For a free consultation call Austin Criminal Defense Attorney, Eric Lim at (512) 686-6LIM (546)

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