Sexual Assault

Sexual assault in any form is considered a felony under Texas law. It is also considered a violent act so those who are found guilty of this offense face stiffer penalties than those who commit other felonies. Some of the crimes related to sexual assault can include:

  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Date rape
  • Use of date rape drugs to commit sexual assault
  • Sexual assault of a child
  • Sexual assault involving the use of a deadly weapon
  • Sexual assault of a disabled or elderly person
  • Coerced sexual assault

Sexual Assault Crimes in Texas

Depending on the degree of sexual assault, an individual could be facing prison terms ranging from two years to life without parole. Those who are charged with a shorter prison sentence could also face additional sanctions which might include:

  • Probation
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Sex offender classes
  • Anger management classes
  • Community service
  • Mandatory sex offender registry

These sanctions could result in being denied opportunities for employment or higher education. It could also restrict where an individual is able to live or whom they might reside with. Public shame and humiliation are often a result of having to register as a sex offender as well. Attorney James Alston will fight to protect you from becoming a victim of these accusations.

Prepare your Houston Rape Charge Defense

A great deal of DNA and scientific evidence is often used to build a case against a rape charge defendant. Debunking this evidence requires an attorney who is experienced in dealing with forensic science. Prosecutors also play on a defendant’s embarrassment over these charges in order to bully them into accepting a plea agreement. You will need a lawyer who is not hesitant to challenge these allegations in court.

Experience Defending Sexual Assault Cases

James Alston is an attorney with a background in mental health who has also served as a prosecutor. This experience helps him understand how prosecutors and victims think in order to counteract their aggressive strategies. His diverse background is conducive to providing a strong defense for those accused of a crime related to rape or sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been charged with a sexual assault crime, call Mr. Alston at (713) 714-0481 or use the contact form found on his website to reach a representative from this law firm today.

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Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.