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Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer in Plano, Texas

Dallas County Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

Collin County Attorney for Clients Accused of Sex Crimes

Being accused of sexual assault can turn your world completely upside down. Those convicted of sexual assault in Texas face grave criminal penalties including significant jail time and fees. For effective, dynamic legal representation, turn to The Crowder Law Firm P.C. Our experienced professionals are capable of thoroughly evaluating your case and developing a defense strategy that gives you the best chance possible of a favorable outcome.

Sexual Assault Law in Texas

In Texas law, the term sexual assault is used to describe a wide range of offenses with varying degrees of associated penalties. Sexual assault most often refers to the forcible sexual penetration of another person. It can also refer to the non-consensual penetration of another body part with a sexual organ. Sexual assault also refers to sexual acts with a child under age 17 except for cases in which the defendant is less than four years older than the alleged victim.

Sexual assault includes acts committed through physical force and sexual acts to which the victim could not consent. This can include situations where the victim was unconscious, drugged, mentally unable to consent, or disabled. Sexual assault can also include sex between a person in a position of authority, such as a police officer, doctor, a mental health professional, or member of the clergy and a person who is subject to that authority. In its most basic form, sexual assault is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in state prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony offense punishable by five years' incarceration to life in prison. A sexual assault charge is enhanced to an aggravated sexual assault charge if a deadly weapon was used, the victim suffered serious physical injury, the defendant threatened to force the victim into sex trafficking, or the defendant administered any type of incapacitating drug, including date rape drugs.

Aggressive Legal Defense for Those Accused of Sexual Assault

Sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted and carry a life-changing, negative stigma. Those convicted of certain sex crimes, including sexual assault and sex crimes against a minor, may be required to register as a sex offender. This means that anyone with access to the internet will be able to see your name, address, photograph, and a description of your conviction. Being convicted of a sex crime can destroy a person's life.

Unfortunately, a conviction is not always necessary for a sexual assault charge to have a negative impact on your life. The mere allegation of sexual assault could lead people to presume that you are guilty, even if the charges against you are false. If you have been charged with sexual assault, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney right away. Attorney Darlina Crowder has the experience necessary to form a robust defense against sexual assault charges. She and the team at The Crowder Law Firm P.C. are capable of managing even the most complicated sexual assault cases. Ms. Crowder has secured more 200 not-guilty verdicts and acquittals for her clients during her career, and she is prepared to put her tenacity and knowledge of the law to work for you.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Do not try to fight sexual assault charges on your own. Contact our office to get the help you need. Call us at 214-303-9600 to schedule a free, confidential consultation and case review today. We serve clients in Plano, Collin County, Denton County, Fort Worth, Dallas County, Grayson County, and the surrounding areas. Se habla Español.

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