Sexual Assault Criminal Charges
If you are facing sexual assault allegations or formal charges, you need to involve a competent lawyer to handle your case. You may be in danger of facing serious penalties, including sex offender registration, imprisonment and fines. You may also face a ruined reputation and career due to the nature of these charges. Like any sex crime, sexual assault charges are particularly serious and may impact virtually every area of a defendant's life.
Sexual assault is defined in Section 22.011 of Texas Penal Code. It is generally described as sexual penetration or intercourse committed without the consent of the other person, or with a person who is younger than 17. Without consent may mean that the defendant is accused of physically forcing the victim or threatening the victim or of committing the act against a victim who is mentally or physically incapacitated and therefore unable to give consent.
Sexual assault is typically charged as a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to 20 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Accused of sexual assault?
As a former prosecutor with more than 100 jury trials under his belt, our founding attorney Navid Alband has the experience and familiarity with serious felony cases to offer you the level of criminal defense counsel you need. You may have been falsely accused by a jealous or confused person, but your entire future is still in jeopardy. You will need to act quickly to work with a lawyer if you are to be able to avoid years in prison and a life of being labeled a "sex offender".