Arrested For Sexual Assault Of A Child?

Is there any other crime other than sexual assault of a child that produces such immediate public anger? When I ask potential jurors if they believe children never lie about these types of allegations, why am I not surprised when most of them answer that children never make these accusations up. Overcoming the biases and prejudices people have toward these accusations is extremely challenging and getting a fair trial, despite the presumption of innocence has been a battle every time I have tried one of these cases.

Penalties For Sexual Assault Of A Child In Texas

The definition of sexual assault in Texas is causing the penetration of the anus, vagina, or mouth of a person under the age of 17 by any means, or by having contact by your mouth or genitalia with the child’s above mentioned areas. The range of penalty is up to 20 years in prison, and a $10k fine. If the child is under 14 years of age, the crime is upgraded to the first degree felony of aggravated sexual assault of a child and the range of punishment is from 5 years to 99 year, life in prison, or $10K fine. In addition, the possibility of probation has been virtually eliminated. Regardless whether a person receives probation or goes to prison there is a duty of lifetime registration as a sex offender with significant restrictions on where a person can live, not to mention the devastating effect of your employment prospects and your personal life. The long and short of it is that you are in for the fight of your life.

Your Best Defense – Call Me Now

Over a 40 year career as a Texas trial attorney, both prosecuting and defending these sexual assault of a child I have found that investigation and intensive preparation are the keys to a successful resolution. Jurors want to know what the child’s reason to fabricate might be. Is there a nasty divorce? Are the child custody issues? Is there anger, defiance, vindictiveness? Has the child’s memory been tampered with by suggestion or false memory? The prosecution only hears one side when they decide to file charges. But, there are two sides to a story and it is with the help of an experienced, aggressive, and dedicated sex crimes defense attorney that the actual truth can be exposed. This many times has resulted in Grand Juries not indicting, dismissals, reduction of charges, or acquittal’s by trial juries.

Serious problems require serious lawyers. Call me for free today at (713)-521-0059 to start strategically building your defense.

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