New Braunfels Sex Crimes Attorneys
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
Put a dedicated ally in your corner today! Call Kyle Law Firm to schedule a
consultation by dialing 830.476.7780.
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.
Don’t hesitate to get help with your case as soon as possible!
Contact Kyle Law Firm online now!