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Get Help Facing Sexual Assault Charges

Sexual assault, sometimes called “sexual battery” is punished as a felony in the state of Texas. According to Texas Penal Codes § 22.011 & 22.021, sexual assault occurs when someone compels or forces a victim to engage in sexual penetration against the victim’s will. Certain types of statutory rape or sexual penetration of a victim who is mentally incapable of giving consent are both prosecuted under these laws as well. The exact nature of these charges can vary greatly depending on the nature of the crime, which can in turn affect the penalties that can be levied.

If you are facing sexual assault charges, you should not hesitate to seek legal representation from a New Braunfels sex crimes lawyer at Kyle Law Firm. Our attorneys understand the level of professionalism and tact that are necessary to be able to handle a sexual assault case due to their emotionally-charged and stigmatized nature. We have developed a reputation as one of the premiere legal advocates for those facing criminal charges, as recognized through Attorney Kyle being named to Super Lawyers® five times since the year 2011, and receiving “Best Attorney” honors from New Braunfels Readers’ Choice.

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Penalties for Sexual Assault

Sexual assault cases can carry extraordinarily heavy penalties. Due to the heavily-stigmatized nature of the crime, it is not uncommon for juries and prosecutors to seek maximum possible penalties, which can be extremely harsh.

Sexual assault penalties can include:

  • Simple sexual assault: Second-degree felony charges, including a fine of up to $10,000 and between two and 20 years in prison.
  • Aggravated sexual assault: First-degree felony charges, including a fine of up to $10,000 and between five and 99 years in prison.

Defense to Sexual Assault

One of the most common defenses to sexual assault accusations are to attempt to prove that the sexual activity was consensual. However, this only applies for cases where both the perpetrator and victim were over the age of 18. Statutory rape, or sex with a minor, is also prosecuted under these laws, and has its own set of defenses.

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