Sexual Assault Laws in Texas
Sexual assault, as described under § 22.011 of the Texas Penal Code,
is defined as the non-consensual and undesired sexual contact against
another victim that involves penetration. Sexual assault is a crime of
violence that has the motive of dominance. As your
Rockwall criminal defense attorney, I can help you pursue the best possible result. Sexual assault under
Texas law can be prosecuted based on the testimony of the alleged victim,
even when no physical evidence is provided. Cases that involve false accusations
do frequently occur, however, which is why you should obtain the legal
representation of my firm.
In the state of Texas, thousands of adults and more than 225,000 children
are raped each year, according to a study by the National Center for Victims
of Crime. For this reason, sexual assault cases are handled in a very
serious manner. There are several defenses that can be used for individuals
who have been charged with sexual assault in Texas. During a case evaluation,
we can discuss your circumstances to determine a case resolution. I can
help you prepare a defense based upon the specifics of your case.
How can my firm help you fight your sexual assault charge?
If you have been charged with the crime of sexual assault or aggravated
sexual assault, you will want to speak with me, Attorney Alton Estrada,
at once. Sexual assault is normally a second-degree felony that carries
a sentence of between 2 and 20 years in prison with a maximum fine of
up to $10,000. Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony with
a minimum prison sentence of up to 25 years if the victim is younger than
6 years of age. Regardless of the circumstances, the penalties you face
if convicted can be tremendous. Take action today by retaining me as your
Rockwall criminal defense lawyer today!