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False Accusations

False Accusations

Stanley G. Schneider
Texas Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys

Schneider & McKinney, P.C.

110 Lyric Center, 440 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, (713) 951-9994

Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime in Houston?

It is tragic: a good man or woman’s reputation is at stake, threatened by the false accusations of another adult or even worse, a child, involving sex crimes. Not coincidentally, these charges often suddenly surface during the midst of a divorce or custody battle. If you have been falsely accused of a sexual crime, that is threatening your good name, your job, and possibly your liberty, call or e-mail us today.

Three common “lying” situations

Sadly, our Texas sex crimes criminal defense team members have seen this scenario time and time again. We understand that allegations of a sexual offense are more likely to be incorrect or false in three situations, where:

  • A child is brainwashed by a vindictive parent
  • A “quasi-delusional” mother or father may influence a child
  • Children knowingly make deceitful allegations in order to rid homes of a parent, step-parent, or a parent’s significant other

From dealing with potential Child Protective Services intervention to avoiding lifetime sex offender registration, we understand the serious consequences you face.

Countering the lies

In order to protect our clients, our Houston criminal defense attorneys become “experts” on the child in question before going to trial. We try to interview the child and examine all permanent records. We learn about the child’s interest in telling a lie and about family dynamics of the household in question. Thus, we can be fully prepared before the trial and can skillfully cross-examine the child without alienating the jury.

Not every lawyer has the skill

Combating false accusations at trial requires a certain degree of knowledge, skill, and preparedness. Frankly, very few lawyers have the training and expertise. Our criminal defense attorneys know that the cross-examination of alleged victims must be done delicately and skillfully.

If you or a loved one is accused of a sex crime such as a sexual assault, solicitation of a minor or indecency with a child, this situation has the potential to ruin lives. Your liberty or that of a loved one is at stake. If you are accused of a sex crime you need a defense attorney who will work aggressively and capably for your freedom.


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