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Have you been arrested for sexual assault? If so, your future could be at risk. Not only could a conviction land you in prison, but it could also leave you with the stigma of being a convicted sex offender. Let a Fort Worth sex crime attorney at the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi protect your rights. With more than a decade of experience, I have defended countless clients against serious criminal charges like sexual assault.

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How Sexual Assault Is Defined Under Texas Law

Under the legal definition provided by Texas Penal Code § 22.011, you could be charged with sexual assault under a wide range of circumstances. Generally speaking, however, you would be charged with this crime if you intentionally or knowingly force another adult to engage in non-consensual sexual acts or penetration. This also applies to sexual acts with a minor under the age of 17. In this case, consent is not relevant.

Under the law, a sexual assault is without the consent of another person if:

  • The defendant used physical force or violence
  • The defendant threated to use force or violence
  • The victim was unconscious or unable to resist
  • The victim suffered from mental disease or defect
  • The victim was unaware of the sexual contact
  • The defendant used a substance to impair the victim
  • The defendant (public servant) coerced the victim
  • The defendant (healthcare worker) exploited the victim
  • The defendant (clergyman) exploited the victim

Sexual assault is a felony of the second degree. Under Texas Penal Code § 12.33, you could be sentenced to imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for up to 20 years, but no less than two years, if you are convicted of this crime. You could also be fined up to $10,000. For this reason, you should waste no time in speaking to an experienced criminal lawyer in Fort Worth if you have been arrested.

Charged with aggravated sexual assault?

Similar to sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault involves non-consensual penetration or unlawful sexual contact with a minor under the age of 17. In order to rise to the level of an aggravated offense, however, it must also be shown that the offender:

  • Injured or attempted to cause death to the victim
  • Threatened to cause injury or death to the victim
  • Placed the victim in fear of imminent death or injury
  • Used or exhibited a deadly weapon during the crime
  • Administered rohypnol to facilitate the crime
  • Acted in concert with another person (accomplice)

Aggravated sexual assault is a felony of the first degree in the state. According to Texas Penal Code § 12.32, you could be sentenced to prison for life, or no less than five years, if you are convicted of this crime. You could also face up to $10,000 in fines.

Don't Let a Sex Crime Conviction Ruin Your Life

Once you are convicted of a sex offense, the consequences are often long-lasting. Apart from prison time and fines, you will also be required to register as a sex offender. For this reason, it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth with the skill and experience to successfully defend you in court. I have been representing criminally accused clients for more than a decade, so you can trust that your future will be in good hands when you come to the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi for help.

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Past Victories

  • Case Dismissed Assault
  • No Billed (Grand Jury threw the case out) Assault
  • Case Dismissed Assault
  • Reduced to Class C Disorderly Conduct 2X Assault
  • Reduced to a Class C Misdemeanor Assault
  • No billed Sexual Assault
  • Reduced to a misdemeanor Aggravated Assault
  • Case Dismissed Assault
  • Cases Dismissed Assault
  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence
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