Nothing is more frightening than being accused of committing a sex crime, and no other crime carries a greater stigma based on a single accusation. Since most sex crimes have no physical evidence to corroborate them, an accusation can be brought against a person based on the word of one other individual. Consequences for the accused can be horrific. Convictions for this type of crime generally come with a lifetime sex offender registration requirement and penitentiary time.
However, strong legal representation offers hope in the midst of the chaos.
Why Madson Castello, PLLC?
Kendall Castello and Messina Madson supervised both the sexual assault division and the child abuse division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. They have handled hundreds of these cases as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. Understanding the prosecutor’s mindset and the weaknesses of these types of allegations, our firm has achieved great results in many cases—including dismissals and no-bills—often keeping the allegations from ever becoming public.
Madson Castello, PLLC, is committed to providing extensive, personalized attention. Unlike law firms that depend upon high volumes of cases, we choose to work with few clients for exceptional results. We use our extensive experience as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys to zealously fight for our clients. If that sounds like what you are looking for, we are the ideal firm.
Types and Levels of Sex Crimes
Class C Misdemeanor – Up to $500 fine
Unlawful Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit Visual Material
Class B Misdemeanor – Up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 fine
Class A Misdemeanor – Up to 1 year in jail and up to $4,000 fine
State Jail Felony – Up to 2 years and not less than 180 days and up to $10,000 fine
Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material
Third Degree Felony – 2 to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine and sex registration
Indecency with a Child by Exposure
Second Degree Felony – 2 to 20 years in prison and a up to $10,000 fine and sex registration
Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student
Indecency with a Child by Contact
Sexual Assault of a Child
Trafficking of Persons