Texas v. L.I. – Sexual Assault of a Child (March 2024)

Client (20) with no criminal history was arrested after girl (16) told her high school counselor they had sex in his car. Client’s car and devices were seized, and the detective kept a hold on the car because he wanted the entire car available as evidence at trial. Client bonded out and complied with bond conditions. However, the detective then filed eight other charges based on the same facts — same girl, same date, same exact incident. Police came to Client’s house with guns drawn and arrested him again; Client was forced to spend Christmas in jail after mother had gotten bonds posted almost three days earlier. Defense investigation revealed the girl had a reputation for going out, underage, drinking and partying at bars. She also did not want to have anything to do with the prosecution. Grand jury no-billed one count of sexual assault of a child, and then other 8 counts of sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by contact were all dismissed.