Several different sex offenses are commonly referred to as child molestation: aggravated and super aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by contact, and indecency with a child by exposure.
With over 30 years of experience on his side, Paul J. Goeke, Attorney at Law, defends people in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding parts of Texas against all of these charges. He is a board-certified* criminal defense specialist who handles child molestation cases with the same zeal and commitment to success that he has brought to capital murder and serious cases that have resulted in a series of acquittals. He has earned a "not guilty" verdict or acquittal on capital murder and other serious accusations of violent crimes. He does not shy away from taking these complex and emotionally challenging cases to trial. In fact, that is often the only road for freedom for the accused. A plea bargain often means prison.
Accusations of Child Molestation Are Not Evidence of Child Molestation
A relationship ends. A divorce or separation becomes a battle. An embittered mother accuses a father or boyfriend of molesting her children, hoping to use it to gain the upper hand in a custody battle. This scenario is surprisingly common. Thankfully, accusations of this type and all other types, even though they do cause a great deal of damage, are not evidence that a crime was committed.
In order to be convicted of child molestation, prosecutors must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime was committed. A sworn statement by a mother or child may be probable cause to charge someone of the crime, but it is not enough to convict. The accused has the right to confront the accuser in a courtroom in order to show the falsity of the accusation.
Mr. Goeke will go to trial to challenge the validity of evidence the prosecution presents. His background in the sciences, together with the assistance of expert physicians, psychiatrists and other scientists allows him to build strong cases that make it clear to the jury that what the prosecution claims happened simply could not have occurred. He is willing to fight to get positive results in these cases.
Texas Child Molestation Offense Abbreviations
Don't understand the language listed on your official criminal charges? A few of the more common abbreviations are listed below. Call or email us for a free consultation if you can't make sense of the abbreviations on your court papers.
- AGG SEX CHILD or AGG SEXUAL ASSAULT-CHILD - aggravated sexual assault of a child (certain kinds of sexual contact with a child who under 14 years old)
- IND CHLD/CONT or INDECENCY W-CHILD-CONTACT - indecency with a child (by sexual contact or by causing a child to engage in sexual contact)
For a consultation about your charges and your best possible defenses, contact Paul Goeke by calling 210-222-2999, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or using our online contact form. Mr. Goeke works with clients in San Antonio, Austin, and throughout Bexar County, Medina County, and Comal County.
*Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Certification