Criminal offenses that are sexual in nature are aggressively prosecuted in Texas. Many sex crimes are felony offenses that are not only punishable by lengthy prison sentences and steep fines, but also require those convicted to register as sex offenders.
The consequences of being convicted of any sexual offense can extend far beyond any prison sentence. It is not uncommon for many seemingly consensual sexual encounters to suddenly turn into criminal cases as the result of false or exaggerated allegations.
Do you think that you could be under investigation or were you already arrested in Denton County for any kind of alleged sexual offense? Even if you know for a fact that you are completely innocent, you should still refuse to say anything to authorities until you have legal representation. Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy as soon as possible.
Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton are experienced criminal defense attorneys in Denton who represent clients accused of sex crimes in numerous communities throughout Denton County, including Little Elm, The Colony, Argyle, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, and many others. You can have our lawyers provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call 940-222-8004 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Chapter 21 of the Texas Penal Code is dedicated to sexual offenses, but some other sex crimes are listed under other chapters of the Penal Code. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles many different types of alleged criminal sex offenses, including:
Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (otherwise known as the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program) requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city or county they reside in. Under state law in Texas, people required to register as sex offenders include any person:
Code of Criminal Procedure § 62.001(5) defines a reportable conviction or adjudication as “a conviction or adjudication, including an adjudication of delinquent conduct or a deferred adjudication’ that, regardless of the pendency of an appeal, is a conviction for or an adjudication for or based on” any of the following:
Depending on the nature of a person’s conviction, people can be required to register as sex offenders either for 10 years or for life. Sex offenders are required to periodically report to a law enforcement agency to verify the accuracy of their registration information, and they also need to immediately report any changes in the information or face possible felony prosecution.
Denton County Friends of the Family — Denton County Friends of the Family is a grassroots organization “dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, while partnering with our community to promote safety, healing, and prevention.” Visit this website to learn more about the organization’s emergency shelter, advocacy services, and counseling services. You can also find community education information, general statistics, and a blog.
Denton Outreach Office
4845 S. Interstate 35 E, Suite 200
Corinth, TX 76210
Sex Offenders | Denton County, Texas — Sex offenders in Denton County who reside outside of a municipality are required by law to register with the Denton County Sheriff's Office, but sex offenders who reside within municipalities are required to register with the police department within that jurisdiction. View individuals registered with the Denton County Sheriff's Office on this website, but also find a link to for additional offender lists. Individuals on this website are listed by zip code.
Denton County Sheriff's Office
127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, Texas 76205
If you were arrested or believe that you might be under investigation for an alleged sexual offense in Denton County, it will be in your best interest to not make any kind of statement to authorities without legal counsel. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy fights to protect the rights of alleged offenders in Flower Mound, Argyle, The Colony, Little Elm, Lewisville, Highland Village, and several surrounding areas of Denton County.
Denton criminal defense lawyers Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton will work tirelessly to help you achieve the most favorable outcome to your case that results in the fewest possible penalties. Call 940-222-8004 or complete an online contact form to have our attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free initial consultation.