Houston Attorney Explains Indecency with a Child
If you have been charged with the serious criminal offense of indecency with a child then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for Houston in Harris County and The Woodlands in Montgomery County. TX. Matt Horak helps individuals falsely accused of this serious criminal offense throughout the greater Houston area.
"Indecency with a Child" under Texas Law
Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 provides that a person commits the offense of indecency by engaging in sexual contact with the child or causes the child to engage in sexual contact.:
- if the offense is committed with a child
- who is younger than 17 years old; and
- not the person's spouse.
Under the Texas statutes for the crime of indecency with a child the term "sexual contact" is defined to include the following acts “if committed with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person:”
- any touching by a person, including touching through clothing, of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of the alleged victim; or
- any touching of any part of the body of the alleged victim, including touching through clothing, with the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of a person.”
Finding a Houston Defense Attorney for Charges of Indecency with a Child
Contact an experienced sex crimes attorney in Houston if you have been falsely accused of the serious criminal offense of indecency with a child. Matt Horak has years of experience defending individuals falsely accused of these serious accusations.
Once you learn of the accusation retain an attorney as early in the process as possible so that all avenues of attacking the charges are available.