Aggravated sexual assault is one of the most serious criminal offenses that a person could face in Texas. If you ultimately incur a conviction on an aggravated sexual assault charge, you will most likely be looking at extremely serious penalties, including jail time. The court may also require you to register as a sex offender.
If you are currently pending a criminal charge for aggravated sexual assault, it is important that you seek out experienced legal counsel to represent you in your case right away. The skilled Texas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of David D. White, PLLC can review your charge documents with you and discuss the incident in detail. We could then help you explore your legal options and help you develop a plan of action for your criminal case. Our team will do everything possible to help you obtain a charge dismissal, if possible, or some other favorable result in your case.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense lawyer, please contact us for more information.
Pursuant to various provisions of the Texas penal code, sexual assault is different from aggravated sexual assault. Aggravating factors for sexual assault include:
The potential penalties upon conviction for aggravated sexual assault in Texas can be quite serious. However, to receive any penalties from a sentencing judge, the state prosecutor handling the case must first be able to satisfy their legal burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a very high standard for state prosecutors to overcome, and if they fail to satisfy even one legal element of the underlying charge, the charge may be subject to a complete dismissal.
However, if the prosecutor successfully proves the accused’s guilt, a sentencing judge will issue the appropriate penalties. Those penalties may include:
Moreover, if you have one or more prior sexual assault cases on your record, a judge could sentence you to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Our experienced team could represent you at your sentencing hearing and work to minimize the potential penalties that you receive upon conviction.
Accused individuals are presumed innocent unless and until a state prosecutor establishes their guilt (beyond a reasonable doubt) in court. If you are currently pending an aggravated sexual assault charge, we may be able to raise one or more of the following legal defenses on your behalf at trial:
If a legal defense is successful at trial, it may prevent the state prosecutor from establishing their legal burden, leading to a complete charge dismissal in your case.
At the Law Office of David D. White, PLLC, our experienced legal team can aggressively defend you against your aggravated sexual assault charge and work to minimize the penalties and collateral consequences you incur.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorney, please call us at 512-369-3737 or contact us online for more information.
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