As the former District Attorney in charge of prosecuting all Sex Crimes in Collin County for over 20 years, and a former Police Officer, we know how the other side is thinking and can best evaluate your case.
We assist with JAIL RELEASE, call us today!Arrested for a Sex Crime?
A sex crime arrest can lead to the loss of your reputation, damage to your relationships, and harm to your career, particularly if your offense requires you to register as a sex offender. That’s why J.L. Pierce will fight to get your charge dismissed or reduced — or to avoid your being charged at all.
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If you are under investigation or have been arrested for a sex crime, do not wait. Call our Plano office at (972) 423-0331 or e-mail us today for a free initial consultation. We are discreet and confidential. We are here to help, not to judge.Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys Serving Plano and North Texas
There are few crimes more emotionally complicated than sex crimes, particularly when the alleged victim is a minor. Sex crimes accusations often rely on testimony and evidence that is subject to widely different interpretation. As the person accused, you may feel like everyone already believes you’re guilty before you ever step foot in a courtroom. If you’ve been arrested — or are under investigation — you need a lawyer who believes in your innocence and will fight to make sure your side of the story is heard.
At The Law Office of J.L. Pierce, we have extensive experience defending clients accused of misdemeanor or felony sex crimes. We work to develop the best defense possible through examining the alleged evidence, questioning witnesses and determining if a plea bargain or trial is in our client's interests. It is essential to choose an attorney with a proven trial record.Providing an Experienced Defense for Sex Crimes
Our law firm's defense attorney J.L. Pierce is a former police office and prosecutor with more than 25 years of experience in the Texas criminal justice system. He is joined by attorney Tom O'Connell, former Collin County district attorney. They have extensive experience handling investigations, trials, and appeals for adults and juveniles accused of serious sex crimes, including:
- Sexual abuse, sexual assault, and aggravated sexual assault
- Child molestation and indecency with a child
- Sexual molestation, statutory rape, sex with a minor, and date rape
- Failure to register as a sex offender and probation violations
- Public indecency, exposure and lewd conduct
- Manufacture of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and distribution of pornography
- Solicitation of a minor and solicitation of a prostitute
Cases involving allegations of a sex crime, especially one involving a minor, are dramatically different from other criminal charges. In these cases, the public's outcry for retribution is a significant factor. If your case has been publicized, you may face an uphill battle to defend against negative public perception. State and federal laws that limit your defenses and your ability to introduce relevant evidence of an alleged victim's character and sexual history further complicate matters.
However, an attorney experienced with handling sex crime cases has many tools at his or her disposal. When we defend a client, we always seek to suppress damaging evidence, suppress damaging confessions and exclude inflammatory or irrelevant evidence from admission at trial. We thoroughly prepare for trial and pursue every avenue for a plea agreement that will be beneficial to our clients. If your case goes to trial, our thorough preparation allows us to raise doubts regarding the prosecution's theory of the case, to effectively cross-examine the State's witnesses, and to provide the best possible defense on your behalf.
Choose an attorney with a verifiable trial and appellate record.
Freeman v State, NO. PD-1579-13, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS, 425 S.W.3d 289; 2014 Tex. Crim. App. LEXIS 439, April 2, 2014, Delivered, PUBLISH, On remand at, Remanded by, Decision reached on appeal by Freeman v. State, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 12664 (Tex. App. Dallas, Nov. 21, 2015)
FOR APPELLANT: Jeff L. Pierce, Attorney at Law, Plano, TX. FOR THE STATE: Greg Willis
Resulted in NOT GUILTY
Sanchez v State, NO. PD-1289-12, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS, 400 S.W.3d 595; 2013 Tex. Crim. App. LEXIS 823, June 12, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 11915 (Tex. App. Dallas, Sept. 19, 2014)
FOR APPELLANT: Jeff L. Pierce, Attorney at Law, Plano, TX. For State: Laura Ann Coats
Resulted in NOT GUILTY
Dateline NBC aired a program called Perverted Justice. This show features men who have been arrested for online solicitation of a minor. More than 20 people featured on the Dateline NBC show were arrested. Our firm successfully represented three of the men seen on the show.
In May 2013, Mr. Pierce defended a man charged with Indecent Exposure, a third degree felony with required sex offender registration if convicted. After a one week trial, the jury acquitted on the felony charge and found him guilty of a class B misdemeanor not requiring registration. Case No. 366-80075-2012.
Mr. Pierce has three additional cases presently pending in the Texas appellate courts, challenging the online sex crimes statute, section 33.021. Case Nos. 05-12-00992-CR, 05-12-00993-CR, 05-12-00923-CR.
In June 2013, the Court sided with us and reversed the trial court and appellate court interpretations. 400 S.W.3d 595 (Tex.Crim.App. 2013)
In 2013, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted our Petition for Discretionary Review requiring interpretation of the Texas Internet Solicitation Statute, Section 15.031. Case No. PD-1289-12.
In November 2012, a 55-year-old client, facing a minimum 25-year sentence if convicted, was tried by a Collin County jury for continuous sexual abuse of his adopted daughter. After a nine-day trial, the jury deadlocked and the case was eventually dismissed. Cause No. 199-81598-2011.
Dallas County jury found a 19-year-old client not guilty on three indictments of possession of child pornography. Cause Nos. F06-28614-N, F06-28615-N, F06-28616-N.
In 2011, our juvenile client faced Collin County allegations of sexually assaulting his six-year-old sister. After a week long trial in the 417th District Court, the jury found the allegations “Not True” and the case has since been sealed.
Early in his career, Mr. Pierce defended a precedent setting case in the area. O'Rarden v. State, 777 S.W.2d 455, (Tex. App. - Dallas 1989, pet. Ref'd).Contact a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Mr. Pierce has represented business executives, public officials, physicians, law officers, and everyday people in high-profile and high-stakes matters.
If you are charged with a sex crime, choosing the right attorney may be the most important decision of your lifetime. Choose an attorney with a proven trial record. Contact our law firm at (972) 423-0331 or by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who will put his heart and soul into your defense.