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The Nuances of Sexual Assault Laws in Texas

Posted by Robert Maurer | Jun 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sexual assault laws in Texas are complex, and understanding them is crucial for both victims and those accused. This blog explores the key aspects of these laws, covering definitions, penalties, and potential defenses. 

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Defining Sexual Assault

Sexual assault in Texas is defined as non-consensual sexual activity. Consent must be given freely and can be withdrawn at any time. Lack of consent is central to sexual assault charges and includes scenarios where the victim is unable to give consent due to age, mental incapacity, or the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Penalties for Sexual Assault

Penalties for sexual assault in Texas are severe and vary based on the specifics of the case. Convictions can result in significant prison time, hefty fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. The severity of the penalty often depends on factors such as the age of the victim, use of force or threats, and any prior criminal record of the accused.

Defenses Against Sexual Assault Charges

Several defenses can be employed in sexual assault cases. Common defenses include consent, false allegations, and mistaken identity. It's crucial for the accused to have a thorough understanding of their legal options and to work with experienced legal counsel to build a strong defense.

Expert Legal Representation Matters

Facing sexual assault charges requires expert legal guidance. At the Law Office of Robert M. Maurer II & Associates, we specialize in criminal defense, providing our clients with the knowledge and support needed to navigate these serious charges. Our experience in handling sexual assault cases ensures that our clients receive a robust defense tailored to their unique situation.

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Secure Expert Legal Guidance Today

If you are dealing with sexual assault charges, it's vital to have experienced legal representation. The Law Office of Robert M. Maurer II & Associates offers dedicated defense services, ensuring your rights are protected and your case is handled with the utmost care. Our experienced team includes sexual assault criminal lawyers, criminal defense attorneys, and drug defense lawyers in San Antonio, who can provide comprehensive legal support across various criminal cases.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.

Disclaimer: This article is only intended for educational purposes and shouldn't be used as a substitute for legal advice.

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