Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault In Texas Is A Second-Degree Felony

The gravity of a conviction of sexual assault or rape makes these significant cases and requires the legal representation of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer.

The penalty for a conviction of sexual assault carries a two to 20-year sentence in a state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Sexual assault can be raised to a first-degree felony if the victim was a person whom the defendant could not legally marry. The court may sentence the defendant to five to 99 years in a state prison and impose fine up to $10,000.

Any case involving a victim 17 years old and under is a minor, which increases penalties.

Aggravated Sexual Assault Is A First-Degree Felony

If you are accused of sexual assault, it is important to get started with criminal defense as quickly as possible. Email The Law Office of Justin K. Hall, P.C., right away to learn more.

The minimum prison sentence may be 25 years if:

  • The victim is younger than six years of age when the sexual assault is alleged to have occurred
  • The victim was younger than 14 years of age and the prosecution proves a deadly weapon was used or shown to the child
  • The child was seriously hurt
  • The defendant attempted to kill the child
  • The defendant used drugs to facilitate the assault

The Law Office of Justin K. Hall, P.C., has the resources to network to provide a dynamically aggressive defense, including:

  • Expert reviews and reports
  • Lie detector tests
  • Credibility issue evaluations
  • Negotiating leverage

Attorney Hall will stand by you from the beginning to the end with a concerted effort to shut the felony case down at the grand jury level. He works to protect your rights guaranteed under the federal and state constitutions.

Compelling And Serious Criminal Defense

If the grand jury fails to find sufficient probable cause to support the charges against you, no indictment is filed.

When the grand jury votes to no-bill, or they find that there is not enough evidence for probable cause, there is no case against you. Evaluating your case for a grand jury fight can be an important advantage leveraging the seriousness of the charges of a sexual assault case.

If you are under investigation, have been arrested or are facing conviction for sexual assault, contact The Law Office of Justin K. Hall, P.C., in Garland at 972-587-7506. Mr. Hall provides experienced criminal defense for Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties. You may also reach out to schedule a free consultation online.