Austin Sex Assault Defense Lawyer
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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.