Sexual assault, also known as rape in many other states, is a serious criminal charge strictly dealt with in Texas. It encompasses various illegal sexual acts executed knowingly, intentionally, and forcibly without consent from the victim. The harsh penalties for a conviction may include a lengthy jail term, substantial monetary fines, and being listed as a sex offender.
If you have been charged with sexual assault in Texas, you must contact an attorney immediately. Call us to schedule a free consultation to determine your best action. When you hire our firm, we will provide you with an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate attorney.
In the United States, the crime referred to as rape in various areas is considered "sexual assault" in Texas. If someone is taken into custody for alleged sexual assault in Texas, they might hear police use the term "rape," while the term used by prosecutors and judges are "sexual assault”.
There is a wide range of acts that can be charged as sexual assault, such as:
Central to sexual assault is consent, meaning an explicit and willing agreement to engage in sexual acts. Although, minors 17 years of age and younger cannot legally consent. If consent is absent, sexual assault has taken place. This lack of consent occurs in instances such as:
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In Texas, crimes of sexual assault are considered second-degree felonies. The punishment can be a minimum of 2 years in prison and up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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