Tarrant County Sexual Assault Attorney
Punishment for a sexual assault conviction can be severe … that’s why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. A sexual assault conviction is nothing to take lightly. Punishment could include a prison sentence, requirements to register as a sex offender and massive fines. Your conviction could also have a negative impact on your personal and professional lives and could even affect your ability to find someplace to live or somewhere to work. Put our Fort Worth Sexual Assault Attorney to work for you.
We have experience representing clients facing all manners of state criminal charges including sexual assault, continuous sexual assault of a child, and aggravated sexual assault. Our knowledge and experience in these areas provide us with the tools to develop a strategy to navigate these cases and achieve the best possible outcome.
We understand how prosecutors will think and strategize while prosecuting your case.
Common sexual offenses:
You need the best possible defense in order to avoid these consequences. We are experts at defending sexual assault charges.
When you hire us, you are putting on your side a highly qualified, highly dedicated attorney who believes everyone – no matter what they are charged with – deserves the best possible defense.
That means you can count on receiving a personalized, sophisticated defense that takes into account all the evidence and the surrounding circumstances and paints you in the best possible light.
We understand that no two cases are the same and will give you the fresh, unique defense you deserve. Your freedom matters to us and we will do everything we can to ensure a favorable resolution to your case.
If you have been accused of committing a sexual assault, you can count on us to:
- Study and investigate your case extensively
- Find weaknesses in the state’s case and exploit them
- Create the absolute best possible defense for your unique case
- Cross-examine witnesses, question evidence and line up witnesses in your favor
- Advise you on plea bargain offers
You get an expert defense team that is 100% on your side. We will keep you informed throughout the process and will always act with your best interests in mind.
The Truth About Sexual Assault Allegations
Types of Sexual Assault Charges in Texas
There are six basic types of sexual assault under Texas law:
- Sexual Assault
- Indecency with a Child by Contact
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Indecency with a Child by Exposure
- Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child or Children
- Sexual Performance by a Child
Of these six types of sexual assault, statistics show that sexual assault is the most common charge (44.5%) and Indecency with a Child by Contact is the second most common (25.2% of reported sex crime cases).
What is Sexual Assault in Texas?
The Texas Penal Code defines sexual assault as intentionally or knowingly causing the sexual organ of another person, without that person’s consent, to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor.
The offense is usually charged as a felony in the second degree. It can be a felony in the first degree if the alleged victim was a person whom the actor was prohibited from marrying under Section 25.01 of the state statute.
Indecency with a Child by Contact
This can be charged if it is alleged that a person, with a child younger than 17 years and not the person’s spouse, whether the child is of the same or opposite sex, the person:
Engages in sexual contact with the victim or causes the victim to engage in sexual contact
Exposes the person’s anus or any part of the person’s genitals, knowing the victim is present or causes the victim to expose the victim’s anus or any part of the victim’s genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
This charge involves an allegation that a person intentionally or knowingly causes the penetration of the sexual organ of a child under the age of 14, by any means, according to Texas Penal Code. Texas law provides that the testimony of a child complainant, standing alone, is sufficient to support a conviction for sexual assault. It also includes allegations that an adult has been sexually assaulted and the offense involved the use of a deadly weapon.
Get an Expert Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side
Remember, don’t talk to law enforcement officers about a sexual assault charge until you have a highly qualified attorney to represent you.
In fact, if you face any type of sexual assault charge you need to contact an experienced defense attorney fast. We have represented clients charged with serious sexual assault charges and understand how to navigate these challenging cases.
Our experience and knowledge allow us to create powerful defense strategies for these difficult cases.
So don’t just put your trust in any defense attorney. You deserve one that will work hard to provide you with the best possible defense.