Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault / Rape in Texas

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If you have been accused of sexual assault, you will be aggressively prosecuted in court and perhaps viewed as guilty in the eyes of the media and your peers. Nevertheless, false accusations are made often, which is why it is imperative to seek legal representation from an experienced and skilled sex crimes attorney.

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we can conduct our own investigation and gather crucial evidence necessary to develop a relentless and solid defense strategy for you. With nearly 20 years of experience, our El Paso criminal defense attorney has the extensive knowledge of Texas laws and court proceedings in order to get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether.

Penalties for Sexual Assault

Sexual assault, also known as rape, is defined by Texas law as any non-consensual, unwanted sexual contact or penetration against another individual with the threat or use of physical force or violence. The offense is typically considered a second degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years.

However, there are some circumstances that may elevate the sexual assault charge to an aggravated sexual assault charge. This type of sexual assault offense is a first degree felony, punishable by a life imprisonment sentence or a prison sentence between five and 99 years.

Aggravated circumstances include the following:

  • The offender caused serious injury or attempted to cause the death of the victim
  • The offender placed the victim in fear of death, serious injury, or kidnapping the victim
  • The offender acted with another person in committing the crime
  • The offender used a deadly weapon in committing the crime
  • The offender used the “date rape drug”
  • The victim is younger than 14 years old
  • The victim is an elderly or disabled person

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