Have you, a friend, or a loved one been arrested and charged with a Sexual Assault?
Sexual Assault Offenses in Houston
Sexual assault allegations are very serious, and can lead to life prison sentence if the alleged offender is convicted of the offense. Sexual assault offenses are commonly known as rape or statutory rape.
An individual can be charged with sexual assault under section 22.011 of the Texas Penal Code if they intentionally or knowingly penetrate, or cause to be penetrated, the mouth, sexual organs or anus without that person’s consent, by any means.
A conviction for this offense can generally result in a felony of the second, which is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000. The offense can be increased to a felony of the first degree if the alleged offender was prohibited from marrying the individual they committed the assault against, which is punishable by a fine not more than $10,000 and/or five to 99 years or life imprisonment.
An individual can be charged with aggravated sexual assault, according to Tex. Penal Code § 22.021, if they commit the offense of sexual assault and:
- Cause serious bodily injury or attempt to cause the death of the victim;
- Cause the victim to be fearful their life is in danger, they will receive serious bodily injury or will be kidnapped;
- Use a deadly weapon during the commission of the offense;
- Threaten to cause death, serious bodily injury or kidnapping;
- Use roofies, rohypnol, the Date Rape drug, ketamine, or GHB GHB or during the commission of the offense;
- The victim is 14 years old or younger; or
- The victim is elderly or disabled.
This offense is punishable as a felony of the first degree, which is punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and/or five to 99 years in prison or life imprisonment.
Sexually assaulting another individual against his or her will is considered a very serious crime with harsh consequences. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors, juries, and the community in general have an immediate negative response against an individual accused of raping another individual. This immediate negative response can instill bias or cloud an individual’s judgment and lead to irrational decisions or overly harsh treatment. If you stand accused of rape, it is of the greatest importance that you seek out our assistance immediately. We will treat you with the dignity and respect your deserve, and your case will be addressed discreetly and with the utmost confidentiality.
In many rape cases, the alleged victim’s testimony can be enough to secure a guilty verdict. Rape allegations have a polarizing effect on people. When they hear that someone was a victim of rape, they tend to instantly think of the accused as guilty of the crime. In some rape cases, the circumstances of the situation may be much more complex. Falsely accused individuals, even when proven innocent in the court of law, can face the same negative associations as an individual actually guilty of rape.
With this in mind, it is very important to secure representation from a Houston Assault Attorney with proven experience in the courtroom. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney will be able to cross-examine witnesses to bring the true facts of the case to light. If you have been charged with Sexual Assault/Rape, The Huff Law Firm will carefully investigate and analyze your case and will fight to protect your freedom and your legal rights.
If you, a friend, or a loved one are facing sexual assault charges, contact The Huff Law Firm now at 713-562-8700 for a free consultation to determine your rights and legal options.
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