Maris Gonzalez was a teacher charged with sexually assaulting her 15 year-old student “inside a Mazda 3 with foggy windows.” Earlier this month, she pled “no contest.” She received probation.
A fundamental notion in our justice system is that everyone is treated equally under the law. It should not matter whether you are black or white, young or old, rich or poor, or male or female.
But this notion does not apply to women charges in child sex offense cases. Almost always, they receive some form of probation, even if they’re in positions of trust such as teachers.
Here, the defendant was allowed to plead “no contest.” That means that she was not only given probation, she did not even have to admit she was guilty.
Almost all of my clients in sex cases have been men. I have been fortunate to obtain very good results for them. But it has always been a battle, fighting the prosecutor or judge or complainant’s family.
Men should be treated the same as women when it comes to the law, regardless of the offense. To do otherwise is an affront to our justice system and them as individuals.
Sex cases are different. If you are seeking justice in charges for a sex crime, you need the best Houston defense attorneys in your corner who have the specialized experience in handling these unique cases. Contact the Neal Davis Law Firm for fast and skilled legal help. We also invite you to continue browsing our blog for more legal help and information.