Houston Sex Crime Defense Attorney

When it's all on the line, you want the best criminal lawyer to defend you.

Neal has a proven reputation for being among the top-rated criminal lawyers in Texas, inside and outside of court. He understands what's at stake and prides himself on his service, aggressiveness, and results.

Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2009-2021), listed as a Best Lawyer in America (2015-2022) and AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (2015)

Criminal Charges Have Devastating Impact on Your Career.

Here are just a few of our many successful case outcomes.

Charge Child sex abuse case Result Dismissed
Charge Indecency with a child by contact Result Dismissed
Charge Aggravated sexual assault of a child Result Dismissed

When your freedom and reputation are on the line, you want the best possible result.

Hire experienced Texas sex crime lawyer Neal Davis.

Being charged with a sex crime is extremely stressful. You may be facing up to life in prison or having to register as a sex offender. Further, a conviction can ruin your reputation, destroy your family and cause you to lose your job. The stakes couldn’t be higher, which is why you need to hire the best sex crime defense attorney to take on your case and fight for your freedom.

For over 20 years, Houston sex offense lawyer Neal Davis has vigorously fought and successfully defended clients in Texas and federal courts in all types of sex offense matters - from state child sex abuse and online solicitation charges to federal child pornography cases and more.

He is often able to favorably resolve sex crime cases quickly and quietly, without the need for trial. In trial, he has obtained several acquittals and mistrials (followed by dismissals) and has won reversals on appeal.

  • 20+ years expertise
  • Handled over 1,000 state and federal cases, including sex crimes
  • Appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2009-2020
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America 2015-2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2011-2020
  • 5-star ratings on Google and Avvo 2013-2020
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America and Best Law Firm in America in White Collar and Criminal Defense 2017-2020
  • Rated AV (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell 2015-2020
  • Proven track record of dismissals before trial and acquittals at trial
  • Speaker and published author on criminal law topics
  • President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2019-20

"A person's worst nightmare is being falsely accused of sex abuse.
It takes an experienced attorney to uncover these false allegations..."

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Sex Crime Defense Client Testimonials

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Best attorney ever

"I highly recommend Neal to anyone in need of an experienced, knowledgeable, confident, caring and compassionate attorney. We loved that he was honest since day one and did not sugarcoat a thing. Just really straight forward on everything. AMAZING is an understatement! This lawfirm is very diligent, hardworking and honest. He actually stays in touch with you (the client) to keep you well informed on your case. The case was closed under 6 months. A case we thought was going to take longer to resolve. Neal made us feel extremely important as our case was his one and only case. He was available at any time. We called, he would answer. His receptionist is also awesome and not once failed to pass on a message and would actually have a call back as soon as possible. If for any reason he was in a meeting, Neal would actually step out of the meeting and call me back at that moment. Not once did we have to speak to an assistant. We loved the fact that it was just direct communication to him. I really do believe our case would have been lost if he wouldn't have been our attorney. Thank you very much, Neal Davis."

Child sex abuse investigation involving MULTIPLE complainants
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He doesn't give up, no matter what you're up against

"This man saved my life from false imprisonment. Neal's belief in 'liberty and justice for all' as laid out in the Constitution of the United States, and especially as that principle relates to constitutional rights regarding the receipt of a fair trial, coupled with his refusal to quit fighting, are attributes of a noble spirit and a man of high character. When I interviewed Neal to defend me against very serious false accusations and criminal charges that followed, his candor about what I was up against and his real interest in my general welfare made choosing him to defend me a 'no brainer.' Hiring Neal after hearing Dick DeGuerin say 'Neal is a real fighter' was the best decision I could have made and this was after interviewing a number of attorneys. He cares about people, truth, and justice; an attorney who will not give up; a man who will defend the rights of anyone accused of a crime with every fiber of his being to ensure fairness and the protection of our legal rights."

 |  Client's child sex abuse case was dismissed

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Guided us through difficult times

"Thank you for guiding us through difficult times. It has been a nightmare for us the last couple of weeks, we are relieved that it is over and Johnny can focus on his college applications. You have done a fantastic job!"

Houston  |  Rape charges declined against high school student (one of many cases where we have had charges declined in rape allegations)
J.T. (father of client) Verified Customer

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Can't recommend Neal enough

"I had the opportunity to meet Neal Davis when facing some serious but false accusations. After our first meeting, I knew I was in good hands and he proved it throughout the whole process. Always wiling to take time out to answer any questions, Mr. Davis treats you like a friend and not just a client. He gets results and will fight to get you the best possible outcome. My case: dismissed! I am forever grateful for everything Neal Davis has done in achieving these results. If you ever find yourself needing an attorney, call Neal and don't look back. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you!!!!"

Sexual assault case dismissed week before trial
Verified Customer

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Very professional and incredibly smart

"My case was dismissed thanks to Davis. The way he works is very professional and incredibly smart. He definitely knows his stuff. I wouldn't recommend anyone else. He is one of the best, if not the best there is for tough cases."

Harris County  |  Aggravated sexual assault of a child case dismissed
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Appreciated all of you

"I have appreciated all of you for the past few years. You all have put so much blood, sweat and tears into this and given us something that our family has longed for. We forgot how being at peace feels."

Continuous sex abuse of a child case dismissed day of trial
State v. L.M. (2022)

Why I Defend

"I know false allegations are made. I've witnessed them first-hand many times. I've handled innumerable adult and child sex abuse cases. Many were not filed or were dismissed because I was able to show the allegations were false. False allegations are a reality, and they are not uncommon."


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Winning Your Texas Sex Crime Case: Best Defenses for Sex Charges

The burden of proof rests on the prosecution to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant is guilty of committing a sex crime. And it's the job of a defense attorney to cast doubt on the prosecution's allegations and get the jury to dismiss the case.

The defense strategy and approach you and your attorney choose to take will have a substantial impact on the outcome of your case.


While each case is unique and should be handled differently, here are some common defense strategies and approaches for defending against a sex crime charge:

One of the most basic and obvious ways to fight a sex crime charge is to establish you did not commit the crime. To prove this, a defense attorney might try to establish that the complainant has no credibility and cannot be trusted, or that the alleged offender was in a different location when the supposed act occurred according to the witness’ testimony. This is known as an "alibi," and it must be supported with credible evidence.

Motive to Lie
Sex crime cases often turn into a "he said, she said" argument. As a result, the accuser’s motivations for charging the defendant with committing a sex crime must be closely examined. Expert witnesses and proper investigation can be used to uncover evidence that may undermine the prosecution’s case. For example, are false child sex abuse allegations being used to take advantage in a child custody dispute, or to retaliate for whatever reason against the defendant? A skilled sex defense attorney examines these and other possible motives.

Tainted Evidence
Often in the case of child sex offenses, the evidence can be "tainted" by biases and misleading interviews. When questioning children, adults often don't realize the suggestive nature of asking loaded questions like, "He touched you here, didn't he?" or "He took bad pictures of you, right?". These questions can lead to false stories of what happened since young children often answer "yes" to make adults happy, which is why unreliable evidence should be closely examined for signs that it is tainted.

Motion to Suppress
Police must obey strict search and seizure laws in order to obtain evidence such as photos, computer records or other files. If they fail to follow the proper procedure, the incriminating evidence may be "suppressed," meaning it cannot used against you in court. The motion to suppress evidence is a constitutional right and an effective defense strategy.

Scientific Evidence
Often, sex crimes lack medical evidence. For example, the child complainant has no vaginal injuries despite claiming the defendant brutally raped her. Further, there is other forensic evidence, such as DNA evidence. A skilled defense attorney knows how to use this lack of evidence to the defendant’s benefit.

Mental Illness
It's also possible for an offender to claim they were mentally incapable or ill at the time of the sex crime. If proved, insanity or mental illness can result in a more lenient sentence from the jury and judge since it can be argued that the defendant had no knowledge or understanding of the criminality of their actions.

Special Rules
In sex cases, special procedural rules apply. These include the rules of evidence, which affect what hearsay is admissible and what other bad acts are admissible. A criminal lawyer needs to know how to handle these rules unique to child sex offenses.

You Want the Best: Contact an Experienced Houston Sex Crime Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one are facing a sex offense charge or are being investigated, it's time to take action by contacting an experienced sex offender defense lawyer to discuss your legal options. Your freedom and reputation are on the line. Time is of the essence, and the sooner we can start working on your case the more time we'll have to prepare a strong defense.

Schedule an appointment today. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

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Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2009-2021), AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (2015), and listed as a Best Lawyer in America (2015-2022)
Neal quickly won my case!!


He doesn't give up, no matter what you're up against


They were very responsive and their actions saved me