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Despite the fact that criminal accusations are often associated with a presumption of innocence, individuals who are charged with a sex crime in Texas face harsh criminal penalties and malicious public scrutiny. In addition, you must also register as a sex offender for the remainder of your life, which can make obtaining employment and purchasing a home very difficult.
In order to obtain a successful outcome in your case, it is imperative to enlist the services of an experienced and qualified sex offense attorney. At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, our El Paso sex crimes lawyer has a thorough understanding of the Texas legal system and court proceedings in order to help you navigate through the possible complexities of your case.
If you have been accused of sexual assault or another sex crime, 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.
If you've been accused of a sex crime, do not hesitate to contact our firm and request your free consultation for your criminal defense case today.
Sexual Assault / Rape in Texas
Attorney Ortiz, who is experienced in defending the rights of the falsely accused, is capable of clearing your name. He understands that sexually motivated crimes are associated with devastating consequences that can ruin your chances of having a normal life again.
The common types of sex crimes include the following:
- Sexual assault/Rape
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Child molestation
- Sexual abuse
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Indecent exposure
- Public lewdness
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. Fighting for clients since 1998, 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 in Texas
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 25 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
Texas Sex Crimes Lawyer
Our El Paso sex crimes lawyer understands what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. If you are facing a huge amount of adversity, we will tirelessly fight for you and stay by your side from beginning to end.
Since 1998, our El Paso criminal defense attorney has accumulated an exceptional track record of success protecting the rights, reputations, and freedom of his clients. He can conduct an extensive investigation into your case, gather his own evidence, and analyze evidence gathered by law enforcement in order to develop a strong defense strategy.
Do not hesitate to get the help you need in order to get your life back on the right track. Contact our firm today to begin your defense.
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