Rape Allegations in Texas

Sex Crime Attorney for Austin

Sex offenses in Texas are viewed in a critical light by anyone who knows the individual who has been charged with the crime. Rape, referred to as sexual assault in Texas, is one of the most severely penalized offenses that can have severe damaging effects on the life of the accused offender. If convicted, the criminal and civil penalties that will likely arise can greatly damage that individual's life and well-being. These are cases that should be approached by an aggressive Austin criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Richard T. Jones. The firm can draw upon their experience to build a case that has a successful result. Their legal knowledge can be used to uncover the truth and then present it in a manner that works to lower or dismiss the charges. With a conviction of sexual assault in Texas, you will face a long term in prison and will have to register as a sex offender. The firm can assist you through each step of the case.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

It is important to remember that in a case of rape and other sex offenses, you are innocent until proven guilty. The public eye may instantly believe that you are guilty and condemn you as such, but the American judicial system is different and was designed to give each individual a fair trial. You will not be convicted until proven guilty and the lawyer at The Law Office of Richard T. Jones can do whatever it takes to effectively prevent this circumstance. The attorney at the firm has the experience you need to effectively handle your case. The legal team can help to uncover false accusations and other errors in the case against you. They can perform a thorough investigation of your case to help ensure that you are given every chance of a return to your normal ways of life.

These situations can be very complex and will require the knowledge that comes from an Austin criminal lawyer at the firm. It will be difficult for the prosecution of your case to prove certainty of guilt and our thorough investigation of your case can help ensure that you do not have to face the harsh penalties that can result from a conviction. The punishments for sexual assault are especially severe if the crime involves a minor. There is a lot at stake in this case, which is why you should do all you can to ensure a successful result. You can have the most valuable resource by your side by contacting the firm; an attorney with the familiarity with sex crime defense and aggressive techniques.

Texas Sexual Assault Penalties

In Texas, the charges for a sexual assault conviction are severe and can greatly impact your present and future life. According to ยง22.011 of the Texas Penal Code, sexual assault can be penalized by 2 to 20 years in prison, depending on the circumstances. This is a second degree felony that can also result in a fine of up to $10,000. There are many different factors that can have an influence on the length and severity of the sentence. These factors include the age of the complainant, whether a weapon was involved and the exact circumstances surrounding the sexual assault.

At The Law Office of Richard T. Jones the attorney understands the specific laws and knows how they can affect your case. The odds against the defendant are great, but with the firm's legal assistance, the opportunity for satisfactory results is present. This situation requires aggressive advocacy and persistence legal representation. Whether you have been charged with statutory rape, date rape, or domestic violence, it is important to know the charges against you. The firm can help ensure that you obtain the fair trial you deserve.