Aggravated Sexual Assault in Texas
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Sexual assault is taken very seriously in the State of Texas, but when
authorities deem the circumstances of these offense particularly violent
or serious, they may define the charge as aggravated sexual assault. As
with any sexual offense, these charges require aggressive, resourceful
defense representation to dispel allegations in court and secure a reduction
or dismissal on the accused's behalf.
If you've been charged with aggravated sexual assault, then we implore
you to contact us at
Guerra & Farah, PLLC. Our award-winning team of Houston criminal defense lawyers is committed
to protecting the rights of our clients. Those accused who come to us
can rest assured that every legal defense avenue will be exhausted in
the effort to clear their name of any wrongdoing.
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Aggravated Sexual Assault Definitions
For a sexual assault charge to be defined as "aggravated," it
must meet certain requirements. This criteria can be found in Texas Penal
Code Sec. 22.021.
A sexual assault is considered aggravated when:
- Serious bodily harm is inflicted on the victim
- The victim is placed in fear of their life, of harm, or of kidnapping
- A deadly weapon is used
- When a date rape drug is used
- The accused acted with another individual to commit the crime
- The victim is under 14 years old
- The victim is elderly or disabled
Aggravated sexual assault is always considered a first degree felony. There
is a minimum prison sentence of 5 years associated with these offenses
if a conviction is reached—but tougher penalties are possible depending
on the circumstances of the case.
Fight the Allegations Against You
Charges like aggravated sexual assault can not only come with life-altering
penalties, but also do irreparable damage to one's reputation. Combating
these allegations, however, is possible. At Guerra & Farah, PLLC,
we will work directly with you develop a defense strategy that thoroughly
challenges the state's evidence against you and emphatically makes
your voice heard.
You do not have to face this difficult time alone.
Contact our firm today.