Resilient Advocacy from a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Being accused of any
sex crime is a frightening experience. Not only could you be facing years in prison,
but you could be placed on the sex offender registry for the rest of your
life. Under the Texas Penal Code §22, sexual assault is defined as
intentionally causing the penetration of a sexual organ, penetration of
mouth, causes another individuals sexual organ to contact or penetrate
a mouth or organ of another or involves these incidents with a child.
It is done without the consent of the other person and may even be done
against their refusal. This could be done by physical violence or force
or it could be done by threats which cause the victim to believe that
they are in danger of serious bodily harm or death. If physical violence
was not used but the victim was unconscious, mentally disabled or otherwise
not able to resist, it could still be charged as sexual assault. Whether
or not the allegations that have been made against you are true, you need
a skillful Dallas criminal defense lawyer on your side, so don't wait
to contact D'Amore Law Firm.
First & Second Degree Felonies
Sexual assault is a second degree felony, while aggravated sexual assault
is a first degree felony. Aggravated sexual assault is defined as purposefully
causing penetration as well as causing serious bodily injury or the attempt
to take the victim's life. The suspect could also be accused of aggravated
sexual assault if they used any threats which caused the victim to fear
that they would be kidnapped or killed if they resisted. Other circumstances
which could increase the likelihood that aggravated charges would be brought
against them include: if the victim was in any way disabled, elderly,
or under the age of 14.
If you were accused of this offense, your first step should be to contact
a criminal lawyer from our team of professionals. We will fight tirelessly
to protect your best interests and do everything in our power to get your
charges dropped. We understand how frightening these accusations can be
and can be there as support throughout the entire
criminal defense process.
Contact the D'Amore Law Firm to being your legal process today.