Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Attorney in El Paso

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.

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What is Considered Sexual Assault in Texas?

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: 

  • Intentionally or deliberately forced penetration of another person's anus or sexual organ through any means without their consent.
  • Intentionally or deliberately forced penetration of another person's mouth by the sexual organ of the aggressor without that person's consent.
  • Intentionally or deliberately engages in sexual contact with another person's sexual organ without their consent, involving contact or penetration of the mouth, anus, or sexual organ, including one's own.

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:

  • Using violence or threats to gain consent.
  • Inducing unconsciousness in a person through drug use.
  • Acts on an individual unconscious or unaware of the sexual act being performed.
  • Engaging in sexual acts with a person who cannot understand the situation.
  • Exploiting power dynamics, such as a clergyman, healthcare worker, public official, or employee at a residential facility, to force an individual into sexual acts.
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Penalties for Sexual Assault in Texas

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.

Contact a Sexual Assault Attorney in El Paso

If you face sexual assault charges in Texas, securing legal representation is crucial. Nava Law Texas aims to instill trust in our clients by developing a solid defense for your case. With a wide range of experience in criminal defense cases, Alyssa Nava works tirelessly to defend her clients and attain the best results.

Reach out to our legal team to arrange a free case assessment with a seasoned El Paso sexual assault defense lawyer for your criminal defense matter. Alyssa Nava is a former prosecuting attorney that helps the people of El Paso against criminal charges. 

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Legal Disclaimer

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Nava Law Texas's legal team is licensed to practice law in Texas. We invite you to contact us, but please be aware that contacting us does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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