If you are charged and found guilty of certain serious sex crimes — even after completing any jail or prison term the court sentenced you to — you may face a lifetime as a registered sex offender. Not only can this carry a large degree of public embarrassment, but it also limits your freedom and creates barriers to where you can live and work. Attorney J. Michael Price II has successfully helped clients in Dallas, Collin County and throughout North Texas avoid the obligation of sex offender registration.
Registration As A Sex Offender Under Megan's Law
Both the Texas Public Sex Offender Registry and the National Sex Offender Registry are available to anyone with a computer and Internet connection. Statutes requiring sex offender registration are also known as Megan's Law. Employers, neighbors, friends, schools and anyone else with access can search and view information about you and your crime if the requirement to register was part of your sentence.
Most people do not realize that even cases that are resolved with a deferred adjudication probation (no admission or finding of guilt by the defendant) requires them to register as a sex offender, sometimes for life. When required to do so, failure to register is a crime in and of itself.
Aggressive Representation To Avoid Lifetime Registration
One of the best ways to attack these types of allegations is to prepare a presentation packet for the grand jury that will ultimately decide if you are to be indicted and formally charged. By presenting our side of the case to the grand jury, you can possibly eliminate ever being charged with these types of crime and obtaining a no-bill. Polygraph examination, reference letters, relevant information from ongoing divorce or child custody proceeding and discrepancies in the police investigation can give the grand jury the complete picture of the case. Without this information, they will only hear what the police and prosecutor want them to hear.
At the Dallas, Texas, law office of J. Michael Price II, we represent clients in all sex crimes cases. We have handled more than 1,500 cases in courts throughout North Texas, obtaining dismissals, reductions in charges, grand jury no-bills and winning not-guilty verdicts.
If you are facing a sex crimes charge that may leave you listed as a registered sex offender, make sure you have strong and tested representation. Call 214-765-8000 today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
A Lawyer You Can Rely On And Trust
Sex crimes defense requires an experienced, disciplined and thorough approach to defense. We understand that when you rely on our office for sex crimes defense, you have put your future in our hands. With Megan's Law and sex offender registration, not only are you facing potential jail or prison time, but a lifetime of consequences.
If you have been charged with a sex crime in North Texas, make sure you have the representation you need. We represent clients in:
- Sex crimes
- Child pornography
- Juvenile sex crimes
- Statutory rape
- Internet solicitation of a minor
- Sexual assault
During J. Michael Price II's more than 15 years of criminal defense practice, he has developed a positive reputation among clients and legal professionals alike. He is among a mere handful of attorneys who are board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He was also named in Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service, from 2005-2018, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine.
He will work tirelessly to prevent sexual assault allegations from affecting your future.