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Sex Crimes

Houston Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer

Facing Charges for a Sex Crime? Your Future is at Stake.

Over the past several years, sex crimes have drawn the attention of the public and prosecutors throughout South Texas. Even for first-time offenders, some sex crimes against children can result in a longer prison sentence than murder or homicide. Add the Texas sex registry to the penalty and you can be looking at a lifetime punishment.


Texas Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Nearly a Quarter Century of Criminal Law Trial Experience

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Texas, your attorney will need to have the skills, experience and confidence to use every possible legal option to protect your rights. At the Law Office of Joseph Salhab, we know exactly how much pressure the district attorney is under to seek a conviction when a sex crime has been charged. Attorney Joseph Salhab is a former assistant district attorney, with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office who once prosecuted sex crimes in South Texas. Today, we use our experience to do everything possible to help you protect your future.

Contact us as soon as possible after being accused of a sex crime. Don't wait until charges have been filed. We have experience in handling sex crime cases such as:

  • Sexual assault, rape
  • Statutory rape, date rape
  • Child sexual abuse, child molestation
  • Prostitution and solicitation
  • Indecency, lewdness

Even if a minor under the age of 17 has consented to a sexual act, you may still be charged with a sexual assault felony. False accusations are very common. The courts will accept the word of the child as evidence against you. The district attorney will take a very aggressive posture while prosecuting your case. We employ expert defense witnesses including specialists in the area of child sexual assault cases to prepare your defense case with facts, not just he-said-she-said arguments.

Being charged with a sex crime doesn't always mean going to jail. We work hard to achieve the outcome that is right for you and your family. When a trial is necessary to prove your innocence, you can count on our courtroom experience and record of successful results.

If you or someone in your family has been accused of a sex crime, contact us immediately. Right now — is there anything more important than your lawyer's experience?

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The Law Office of Joseph Salhab represents individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in the Greater Houston Area and communities throughout southeast Texas. From our offices in Houston, Texas, we represent residents of Greater Houston, Galveston, Webster, Pasadena, Baytown, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Conroe, Katy, Alvin, Pearland, Fort Bend County, Harris County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Walker County, Navarro County, Waller County, Lee County, Austin County, Bastrop County, Travis County, Kerr County, Jefferson County, and Chambers County.