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Sexual Assault & Rape Cases

Whether you’re innocent or not, an accusation of sexual assault or rape can prove to be life-changing in nature. Criminal offenses involving sexual deviance carries a stigma that can ruin your life, career options and even cause relatives to tip their noses up at you.

I understand that fighting an accusation takes an emotional toll on you and your loved ones. Even if the case is dismissed and expunged, public opinion is still needed to be handled appropriately.

Attorney Paul Morgan can and will fight tenaciously for you and your case. These cases typically involve a victim who needs to be investigated properly and handled delicately.

Crafting a defense around live testimony is a trial skill I have experience with and is something you will need to successfully fight these types of cases.

To reach attorney Paul Morgan, call 713-364-0209.

Understanding Sexual Assault

Texas law defines sexual assault as sexual contact with another person without their consent. Texas law is explicit in its definition of sexual contact. Sexual contact can be defined as the penetration of the mouth or anus, contact with the sexual organ of the victim or that of the offender by victim, without their consent.

Aggravated sexual assault charges include the aggravating factor of compelling the victim into compliance by use of a weapon, a threat of physical force or by causing an injury.

Criminal Penalties

Aggravated sexual assault is a Second-Degree Felony in Texas that’s punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

The offense will be enhanced to a First-Degree Felony if a weapon was used, if the incident occurred between partners that can be defined in the Texas family code as “family” (see domestic assault), or if the ability of the victim to breathe was impeded during the incident.

Criminal penalties for First-Degree Felony sexual assault include a prison sentence of five to 99 years TDCJ. The charge can be enhanced to include a 25-year minimum if a child under the age of six was assaulted, or if a person 14 years of age or younger was the subject of the aggravated sexual assault.

Sex Offender Registration

Once free, society will treat you as a second-class citizen. Your rights will be limited. Texas law will mandate you to register as a sex offender, which means telling the government about your movements, and being the first suspect if a sex crime occurs near your residence.

Accused Of Sexual Assault In Houston?

Contact Paul Morgan For A Case Evaluation

There are numerous examples of Houston sex offense cases in which false allegations of sexual assault have been acted upon by Texas prosecutors, leading to thousands of wrongful arrests, convictions and imprisonments. There are other cases in which the defendant was guilty of the charges, but received the maximum sentence when they might have learned their lesson, and reentered society as productive citizen, after a lighter sentence.

Having a skilled defense attorney who is experienced fighting sex crime allegations on your side will help you avoid such a fate. Houston criminal defense attorney Paul Morgan, lead attorney and founder of the 713-364-0209, prides himself on taking on the tough cases, helping defendants, conducting in-depth investigations and securing favorable results in the court of law.

To contact attorney Paul Morgan, call 713-364-0209 or email our firm today.