Houston Indecency with a Child by Contact Lawyer

Houston Indecency with a Child by Contact Attorney Paul Darrow

Indecency with a Child by Contact refers to certain types of sexual molestation of a child under the age of 17. In the Texas Penal Code, Indecency with a Child by Contact involves touching of the genitals, anus, or breast of a child with the intent to arouse or gratify any person’s sexual desire, regardless of whether the touching is over or under the clothing. You will need a Houston indecency with a child by contact lawyer to defend your rights.

Indecency with a Child by Contact is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, making it essential to have a sex crimes lawyer representing you in the legal system if you’re accused.

Acts that Constitute Indecency with a Child by Contact

  • A person commits this offense if, with a child younger than 17 years of age, and whether the person knows the age of the child, the person:
    1. Engages in touching the breast, anus, or any part of the genitals of the child, or
    2. Engages the child in the touching of the breast, anus, or any part of the genitals of the person

If you’ve been accused of Indecency with a Child by Contact, in addition to facing the possibility of many years in prison, you risk your reputation, your friendships, and the regard and love of your family. It is imperative to hire a sex crimes lawyer immediately, as soon as you know there is even a chance of your being accused, to protect your constitutional rights in your dealings with law enforcement and the criminal court system.

Hire a Lawyer Before You’re Charged

Before you’re charged is the best time to find a lawyer. You should have an aggressive and experienced Houston sex offense attorney with you whenever law enforcement or prosecutors interrogate you. When you call Paul Darrow, you will have a lawyer who is dedicated to upholding the Constitution and supporting your best interests throughout the legal process.  Having your lawyer working for you from the earliest stages presents an opportunity to avoid having charges filed and your best hope of having the charges dropped or reduced once they’ve been filed.

Sex crimes against children arouse emotions in a way that other crimes seldom do.  As a result, a person who is accused is often presumed to be guilty on the basis of the accusation alone.  The law gives you the presumption of innocence, in theory, but you may find that you are put in a position where you must prove your innocence.  With a Houston indecency with a child by contact lawyer to defend your rights, we will force the prosecution to either prove your guilt or drop the charges.


Having the right lawyer can help ensure that the actual facts are known, and if you have been falsely accused, it will come out. Paul Darrow is a former child sex crimes prosecutor. He knows that people sometimes make accusations of sex crimes that have no basis in truth.  He is well experienced in interviewing children claiming to have been sexually abused and is skilled at getting to the heart of the matter to learn the truth.  If the child has been coached or influenced by an adult, he is often able to discover it.

Paul understands that being accused of a sex crime against a child is frightening and humiliating.  He will fight the charges with every ounce of his substantial energy, legal skill, and dedication and will treat you with respect and dignity at all times.

Don’t risk your future by wasting precious time. Call attorney Paul Darrow in Houston for a free initial consultation without delay.