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Defense For Sexual Assault Of A Child Charges

If the accused is found guilty of sexually assaulting a person who is under 17 years old, they can face prison time of up to 20 years. Additionally, an allegation that you have committed this crime against someone under 14 will mean that your term in jail can be increased by 5-99 years or life in prison. Furthermore, registration as a sex offender is another requirement for anyone who is convicted of Sexual Assault of a Child in Texas.

When Can You Be Charged?

You can be charged with sexual assault if you intentionally or knowingly cause the penetration of the anus or female sex organ by any means against this person’s will or causes this person to masturbate oneself or another person without their consent, and it is done by using force, coercion or threats or when they are unable to give an informed consent due to mental illness, mental retardation, age (if you are over 17 years old) physical illness/disability. The Fort Bend County prosecutors will look at various factors when considering the magnitude of the charges against someone accused of committing this crime.

What Can A Sexual Assault Lawyer Do To Help You On Serious Charges Like Sexual Assault Of A Child?

Dealing with any kind of sex crime charge can be devastating, the experience can be harrowing for the accused, charges involving children are considerably more frightening.  A Criminal Defense Attorney may start by trying to get you released on your own recognizance or at least lowering your bail so that you can pay it off over time. Your attorney is a vital element during this very critical time. Your defense attorney is the one who will speak for you during any hearings leading up to a trial, where they’ll try to make sure all your rights are upheld under the law.

Speak To No One

While it’s easier said than done, defense lawyers recommend that you never speak with anyone else besides them  until your case is completely over. This not only applies to other potential defendants but also witnesses who could either hurt or help your case. For example, if a lawyer has reason to believe someone could be planning on lying under oath, they may try putting a stop to it before it starts by filing a motion for discovery. In addition, defense lawyers could use this information to try and get charges dismissed or reduced.

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