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Any time a person is accused of forcing themselves upon another person in order to commit a sexual act which is not consensual, this is grounds for a sexual assault charge. Sexual assault is a very serious crime and is an automatic felony in Texas which means that depending on the circumstances, those accused could be put away for years and have to file as a sex offender once released.

The serious nature of sexual assault charges mean you need certified advocacy provided by an Austin criminal defense attorney who can work toward having your charges dropped so your rights are preserved.

Hines Ranc & Holub is dedicated to aggressively defending our clients no matter what they are charged with. We have a perfect Superb rating from Avvo and our Board Certified in criminal law, something only achieved by 10% of all Texas lawyers. We even offer services in Spanish for those who need it. Trust our more than 85 years of combined experience to find a solution to your charges so your future is protected.


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How Do Sexual Assault Charges Work?

Most sexual assault cases hinge on the issue of consent. If it can be proved there was no consent provided by the alleged victim, a conviction is likely, which can come with a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Committing a sexual act under the following circumstances can result in charges:

  • No consent could be given because of a mental disease or defect
  • Victim physically cannot resist or is unconscious, impaired, or unaware
  • Alleged offender used force, violence, or a threat of such against the victim
  • Victim was coerced because assailant is a government employee
  • The law presumes those under 17 are not capable of consenting

In addition to the lengthy prison terms you would be serving if convicted, you can face a mountain of other legal complications and challenges. That is why you cannot afford to go through this time alone!

What Are the Penalties for Sexual Assault?

In Texas, sex crime penalties can be extremely harsh. Not only could you spend years behind bars, you could also be forced to thousands of dollars in fines and fees. Above all else, the worst penalty that you can face if convicted of a sex crime is often sex offender registration. While you can serve a short term in jail, registering as a sex offender may haunt you the rest of your life depending on your crime.

The exact penalties you face will depend on a number of factors such as:

  • The age and mental capacity of the plaintiff
  • Whether any violence or deadly weapons were involved
  • The relationship between the defendant and the plaintiff
  • The previous criminal record of the defendant
  • The severity of the act committed and the length / frequency it occurred

From decades behind bars to months of probation, your sentence could vary greatly depending on the specifics of your case and the skill of your legal representation. That is why it is so important that you retain a Travis County defense lawyer you can trust to stand up for your reputation.

At Hines Ranc & Holub, we are more than prepared to put our years of legal expertise to work to defend your future and your reputation. Regardless of your circumstances, we are here to listen. We can help develop comprehensive and aggressive defenses to fight for your rights, and offer counsel to help eligible clients with the deregistration process to legally remove their names from the sex offender registry.

Take Legal Action Now: Call (512) 472-6565

You have a right to not just a basic legal defense, but a qualified one. That is what you will find when you come to our Austin sex crime attorneys. As former prosecutors, we have the skill, background, and insight needed to craft a strategic defense for your case. There may not be sufficient evidence to convict you of sexual assault, so do not speak to law enforcement officers, investigators, or any other party without having a trustworthy criminal lawyer on your side first. We can get to work right away discrediting the prosecution’s case against you through careful investigation of your case and any witnesses.

If you have been charged, speak with our firm and get the tenacious defense you need!