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Category: Sexual Assault

Jul 28
2019

Texas Punishes Sexual Assault More Harshly If You’re Married

Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

Regardless of the circumstance, sexual assault is one of the most grievous offenses one person can commit against another. In all 50 states, sexual assault and other sex crimes are punished more severely than most other criminal offenses.

There is a bizarre distinction in Texas law, however, which calls for enhanced penalties if the defendant is married and commits the sexual assault against someone other than their spouse.

This law was recently upheld in Texas courts when a man was convicted for statutory sexual assault after having sex with his son’s friend (who was under the age of 16). His charges were elevated to a first-degree felony…because he was married.

Let’s take a look at how this case played [...]

Jul 3
2018

Strategies Lawyers Use to Fight Texas Sexual Assault Charges

Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

Sexual assault, commonly known as rape, is a quite-serious offense that can lead to decades of jail time, and potentially even life in prison for repeat offenders or extreme cases.

Moreover, the stigma of being a convicted sex offender will follow you for the rest of your life. You will be required to register as a sex offender, and will be ineligible for criminal record expungement.

However, most sex crimes take place behind closed doors between two adults, and have no other witnesses. Moreover, the defendant and alleged victim often have very different viewpoints of what took place, making sexual assault cases particularly complicated.

Below, we cover common defense strategies Texas criminal defense attorneys use to fight sexual assault [...]

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