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Sexual Assault

Texas Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

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Sexual assault, also known as rape, is a very serious sex crime which is associated with lifelong, devastating consequences. Being accused of rape can carry a substantially negative stigma, compared to other crimes. Before the trial even begins, you could already be labeled as guilty in the eyes of the public and media.

If you have been arrested for sexual assault in Texas, Attorney Scott Edgett is dedicated to helping you get the most favorable outcome possible. With more than a decade of legal experience, he has a firm understanding of the state legal system in order to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.

Sexual Assault Penalties

The offense of sexual assault involves allegations of intentionally or knowingly causing the sexual organ of another individual, without that individual’s consent, to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another. Sexual assault allegations also include acts against children as well.

The following are the specific circumstances in which sexual assault is without consent:

  • By use of physical force or violence
  • By threatening to use force or violence against victim, with the victim believing that the offender is capable of doing so
  • The victim is unconscious or physically unable to resist
  • The victim has a mental disease or defect and isn’t capable of knowing the nature of the act or resisting it
  • The victim is unaware that the sexual assault is occurring
  • Intentional impairment of the victim by administering any substance without the victim’s knowledge
  • By threatening to use force or violence against any person, with the victim believing that the offender is capable of doing so
  • The offender is a public servant who coerces the victim to submit or participate
  • The offender is a mental health services provider or health care services provider who causes the victim to submit or participate by exploitation of the victim’s emotional dependency of the offender
  • The offender is a clergyman who causes the other to submit or participate by exploitation of the victim’s emotional dependency of the clergyman as a spiritual advisor
  • The offender is an employee of a facility where the other person is a resident

Sexual assault in Texas is generally considered a second degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000. However, it can also be charged as a first degree felony based on specific circumstances.

Let Attorney Scott Edgett Fight For You Today!

A sexual assault conviction can mean a lengthy prison sentence, lifetime registration as a sex offender, and complete loss of respect among your peers. It’s imperative to seek legal representation from an experienced, skilled, and reliable criminal defense attorney.

With over a thousand cases successfully handled, Attorney Scott Edgett has been included in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list. He understands what it takes to get your life back on track.

Contact our Plano criminal defense lawyer and schedule your free case evaluation today.

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