“I’ve been charged with a child sex offense, but they don’t have any evidence.”
Most folks who don’t have any legal training or education cannot understand how charges can be brought just based on the word of a complainant. This is particularly so in cases involving child sex abuse.
After all, if the offense is so serious, these folks believe the mere allegations of a complainant aren’t enough.
Or are they?
Under Texas law, the allegations and testimony of a complainant is considered evidence. And the evidence can be sufficient, if the jury believes the complainant, to convict the defendant of a serious felony offense such as sexual assault of a child.
Of course, the problem is that humans are not perfect lie detectors, and it takes an aggressive and experienced child sex crimes attorney to show them the complainant cannot be trusted.
That’s why it is paramount that the defense attorney knows how to discredit the complainant’s allegations. For example, a defense attorney needs to point out why the child would have a motive to falsely accuse the defendant, that the complainant has told inconsistent stories about the allegations or has a history and reputation for being dishonest, etc.
Unfortunately, because of the unique nature of child sex cases, most criminal lawyers do not know how to adequately defend against them.
About the Neal Davis Law Firm of Houston, TX
At the Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC, we specialize in defending all types of child sex offenses—from indecency with a child to aggravated sex assault. Neal Davis has a proven track record of successfully defending child sex abuse allegations. Read his client testimonials of people charged in these cases and call him for a consultation.