Sexual Assault of a Child Defense Attorneys
Allegations of sexual assault of a child are extremely serious, and unfortunately, there are many cases in which a person is wrongfully accused. Sexual Assault of a Child can also include allegations of Indecency with a Child, and conduct related to “sexting”.
A person may be charged with sexual assault under this section regardless of whether the person knows the age of the child at the time of the offense. A “child” under Texas law is a person younger than 17 years of age.
In most cases, sexual assault is considered a second-degree felony, which is punishable by between two to 20 years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000. In some cases the offense may be upgraded to a first-degree felony due to aggravating factors, which means the person accused may be facing between five and 99 years or life in prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Also, there is a lengthy statute of limitations for sexual offenses, and in some cases no statute of limitations at all, meaning you could be charged and convicted many years after the offense is alleged to have occurred.
We have experience representing clients facing all manners of state criminal charges including sexual assault, continuous abuse of a young child, and aggravated sexual assault. Our knowledge and experience in these areas provide us with the tools to develop a strategy to navigate these cases and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you are facing a charge of child sexual assault, it is essential to act quickly and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys, Daniel & Halstead.
We understand the severity of these charges and how best to defend against them. Schedule a confidential consultation today (210) 222-2297.