Nothing can be more terrifying and humiliating than being accused of, or charged with, a sex crime in Texas. If you find yourself facing such a situation, you must have legal representation because the potential consequences are great. In fact, other than murder, no other criminal charge in Bexar or any other Texas county is more serious. Depending on the specific charge, a person convicted of a sex crime such as Sex Assault on a Child, Child Molestation, Rape, or Sexual Assault, may be facing an indeterminate sentence to the Texas Department of Corrections (TDOC). In other words, a sentence to life in prison. The Texas Sexual Assault attorneys use the most innovative, aggressive and dynamic defense strategies to protect our clients’ rights in Sexual Assault, Rape, Sex Assault on a Child, Child Molestation, and other Sex Crimes cases. Our extensive preparation and phenomenal courtroom reputation actually keep most cases from trial and generate superior results. Please contact one of our TX criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible for a FREE Consultation if you have been accused of, or charged with, a Sex Crime in any Texas jurisdiction.
Texas Sex Crimes Laws
Texas Statutes pertaining to criminal offenses that are sexual in nature are some of the most harsh such laws in the nation. As previously discussed, many Sex Crimes in Texas require mandatory prison sentences that may incarcerate an individual for the remainder of their life. For those individuals who are convicted of such crimes, and are lucky enough to avoid prison, other potential consequences often include mandatory sex offender treatment with a psychologist certified by the Texas Sex Offender Management Board, mandatory sex offender registration, and intensive supervised probation. The Texas Sex Assault Criminal Defense Attorneys provide clients facing such consequences with aggressive, experienced, and knowledgeable, criminal defense representation.
TX Sex Crimes Defense
The specialized training and experience possessed by the TX Sex Assault attorneys in trial practice and in specific fields of evidence, including crime scene, DNA, and various types of medical evidence, provide our sex assault attorneys with knowledge and experience not possessed by most criminal defense attorneys in the state.
Texas prosecutors are very aggressive in the prosecution of those charged with Sex Assault or Sex Assault on a Child cases. Litigation of these types of cases is very specialized. Most prosecutors dealing with those charged with Sex Assault and Sex Assault on a Child are specialized and do not handle any other type of case. The Texas Sex Assault attorneys know how to deal with these specialized prosecutors and have the experience and knowledge to aggressively and effectively help you clear your name and receive the best possible outcome.
When those charged with Texas Sexual Assault or Sex Assault on a Child crimes end up defending their cases in trial, very often it is essential to that person’s criminal defense to have medical and psychological experts who can offer favorable evidence or invalidate the prosecutor’s evidence. The TX Sexual Assault attorneys know who to call in such circumstances. We use only the most qualified and respected experts to help us offer the maximum criminal defense to all of our clients who are charged with the crime Sexual Assault or Sex Assault on a Child.
The Texas Sex Assault Attorneys are not only dedicated to providing aggressive criminal defense, but also to making sure that you understand your rights, and to obtain the best results possible. The firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides FREE Consultations. Call us now
Definition of Sexual Assault: What is sexual assault?
To define sexual assault, multiple sources are available to paint the picture of what is becoming less frequently referenced as rape:
Sexual assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person. Although sexual assaults most frequently are by a man on a woman, it may be by a man on a man, woman on a man or woman on a woman, adult on a child, child on an adult or child on a child. Approximately one in six American women will be a victim of a sexual assault in their lifetime. Largely because of child and prison rape, approximately ten percent of reported rape victims are male.
While sexual assaults are associated with the crime of rape, it may cover assaults which would not be considered rape. What constitutes a sexual assault is determined by the laws of the jurisdiction where the assault takes place, which vary considerably, and are influenced by local social and cultural attitudes.
Every year, an estimated 300,000 women are raped and 3.7 million are confronted with unwanted sexual activity. In addition, of the approximately 900,000 children who are maltreated each year, 9% are sexually abused.
Depending on position, sexual assault may include rape, forced vaginal, anal or oral penetration, forced sexual intercourse, inappropriate touching, forced kissing, Child sexual abuse, or the torture of the victim in a sexual manner.
Sexual assault is a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault.
Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without voluntary consent.
Sexual assault is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. (Carnal Knowledge: The act of a man having sexual bodily connections with a woman.)