Houston Incest Lawyer

Incest is defined as the crime of having sexual relations with a person who is related to you by blood. Each state in the nation is responsible for the construction of its own incest laws, definitions, and related penalties. If you are facing incest charges in Houston or surrounding areas for sexual abuse of a family member, the talented Houston incest lawyers at The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates can provide you with the experienced criminal defense you are looking for. Our law firm has helped countless clients in getting the sex crime charges against them reduced significantly or dropped entirely.

National Acclaim & Recognition

Our law firm has been recognized as one of the best criminal defense law firms not only in Texas, but in the entire country. In fact, our firm’s founder – attorney Tad Nelson – has been asked by multiple reputable media outlets to provide his opinion on criminal cases throughout the nation. The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association have also recognized our law firm.

Since 1991, attorney Tad Nelson has striven for excellence in his representation of his clients; that goal shines through today – The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates treat each and every client with the utmost respect, and always prioritize clients’ rights and needs.

Criminal Penalties for Incest

Per Section 25.02 of Texas Penal Code, the act of sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse (defined as contact between the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person) are prohibited between an individual and their:

  • Ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption;
  • Stepchild or stepparent;
  • Parent’s brother or sister (the individual’s aunt or uncle);
  • Brother or sister (whole, half, or by adoption);
  • Cousins; or
  • Nieces or nephews.

According to Texas Penal Code, committing sexual intercourse with one of the above parties is punishable as a third degree felony. However, if the act of incest is committed with one’s ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption (i.e child, grandchild, etc.), then the crime is classified as a second degree felony.

A second degree felony is punishable by no less than two years in prison but no more than 20, and a fine of up to $10,000; a third degree felony is punishable by a prison term of not less than two years and not more than 10, as well as a fine of not more than $10,000. Keep in mind that if the crime involves a child, further criminal charges may be assessed as well. A subsequent criminal charge may also be assessed if the incest is not voluntary.

We Represent Those Who Need it Most

We are passionate about the legal premise of innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. As such, even when the evidence is stacked against you, we will do everything we can to ensure that you have competent and passionate lawyers working for you, who are interested in putting your rights and best interests first. If you’re guilty of the crime for which you’ve been accused, we’ll help you to understand your options moving forward, including the possibility of negotiating a plea bargain with the prosecution. If you’re innocent of the crime, we will work hard to see that you are vindicated. Our work to prove your innocence may include working with forensic experts to tear holes in the prosecution’s evidence, gathering witness testimony, and cross examining the prosecution’s witnesses.

Being charged with a sex crime like incest can have serious repercussions for your future, including your reputation and your relationship with those you love most. A sex crime conviction may impair your ability to retain employment or find a future job, acquire housing in a location of your choice, and more. When your future is on the line, let our experienced incest attorneys help you to find a solution.

More than Three Decades of Combined Litigation Experience

At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we have more than three decades’ worth of combined legal experience representing Texans charged with serious sex related criminal offenses. If you are facing accusations or criminal charges of incest, work with our experienced legal team before it is too late.

Contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates Today

Do not hesitate a moment longer to take action – building a strong defense can start right now. Pick up the phone and call us at 713-659-0909, or fill out our online form to request your initial consultation today. Our competent Texas incest lawyers will do everything we can to help you throughout the criminal process!