Have You Been Charged with an Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student
In the state of Texas, this is a very serious charge and should be defended by an experienced Lawyer with your best interest in mind. Grant Scheiner has extensive experience defending those charged with an Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student and is Board Certified. Remember not to discuss the specifics of your situation with anyone including law enforcement until you have consulted with an attorney. Call The Scheiner Law Group today and talk with one of our attorneys before you do anything else.
What Is an Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student
Some people refer to this criminal charge as “Sexual Relationship between Teacher and Student” or “Sex between School Employee and Student” or “Statutory Rape”. It is a serious felony charge in Texas and in Houston. A teacher accused of an affair with a student could face imprisonment, as well as loss of job and possible loss of professional license. If you are accused of Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, you should find an aggressive, skilled and experienced criminal lawyer to protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
About Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student
In Texas, Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student is a Second Degree Felony, punishable by 2-20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. Tex. Pen. Code § 21.12 . The offense does not require registration as a sex offender in Houston or Texas as a whole.
In an Improper Relationship case, the prosecution must prove that an employee of a public or private primary or secondary school engaged in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works; the accused holds a certificate or permit issued as provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 21, Texas Education Code, or is a person who is required to be licensed by a state agency.
It is an affirmative defense to prosecution that the accused was the spouse of the complainant at the time of the alleged offense, or the accused was not more than three years older than the enrolled person and, at the time of the alleged offense, the accused and the complainant were in a relationship that began before the accused’s employment at a public or private primary or secondary school.