Law Office of
Rhett Braniff

Navigating the Complexities of Sex Offenses with Confidence

Facing sex crime charges can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience, but you’re not alone. At the Law Office of Rhett Braniff, we understand the gravity of your situation and are here to provide the guidance, support, and legal representation you need. Our approach is rooted in empathy and expertise, ensuring that your voice is heard and your rights are protected every step of the way. If you’re seeking a sex crimes attorney in Austin who truly cares, reach out to us for a consultation.

Texas Child Sex Abuse offense punishment ranges

Charges can range from low level felonies, like Indecency by Exposure to the most severe of punishment ranges for offenses in Texas. Continuous Sexual Abuse of of a Child carries a massive 25 Years in prison up to Life in prison. The initial 25 years of the sentence must be completed day-for-day before the Parole Board can consider parole at all. In addition, almost every sexual abuse charge is a “3g” charge, meaning that 1/2 of the sentence must be completed before being consider for good time or parole.

Risk Assessments for Sex Offenders

We have helped hundreds of clients navigate the harsh prosecution for a child sexual assault charge. Often we will have our clients evaluated by an expert to assess their risk of reoffending. Have a favorable risk assessment can be a valuable tool to have when it comes to plea negotiations.

Trial Experience

Austin criminal defense attorney Rhett Braniff has significant trial experience in child sexual abuse cases. These types of cases often find their way to a trial, because of the far-reaching consequences of a plea. If you have been falsely accused of a sex offense in Texas, contact a proven trial attorney like Rhett Braniff to make sure you are prepared for whatever direction your case goes.

Sex abuse offenses in Texas

Charges range from Indecency by Contact, Indecency by Exposure, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Sexual Assault of a Disabled person. Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Sex Offender Registration in Texas

Conviction for a sex offense in Texas, or a similar charge in another State may trigger a requirement that the person register as a sex offender for a period of years, or for the rest of their life. This is registration on a public registry that anyone can see.

Registration requirements are onerous, and a violation is a new felony charge. Registration must be completed annually, or within a short time after a move.

We often tell our clients that a conviction for a sex offense is often just the beginning of the problem.

Understanding Sex Offense Allegations

Allegations and accusations of sex crimes can be ruinous to your reputation. A conviction of a sex crime can lead to decades in prison. These are not consequences you can afford to ignore. That’s why you need a skilled lawyer like us to defend you. From indecency and assault to more severe allegations, as your legal representatives, we'll clarify the intricacies of your specific case, ensuring you're fully informed and prepared for the journey ahead.

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Skill And Strength Built On Experience

With over two decades of legal experience, our Austin law firm possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to challenge the prosecution's case against you. Our background as former prosecutors provides us with unique insights into the state's strategies, enhancing our ability to defend you effectively.

Take Control Of Your Life

An accusation can disrupt your life, but we're here to help you regain control. Our compassionate approach extends beyond the courtroom, as we understand the personal and professional impacts of these allegations. Trust us to stand by your side, offering support and guidance throughout the process.

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At the Law Office of Rhett Braniff, we’re more than just your criminal defense attorneys in Austin — we’re your steadfast allies in navigating the complexities of sex crime charges. Remember, this moment does not define you, and with our legal expertise, we’ll work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome. Ready to take the first step toward your defense? Contact us today for compassionate and skilled legal representation.