San Antonio Sexual Assault Lawyer
Sexual Assault and the Law
Sexual assault is a term applied to a variety of sex crimes in our state. Rape, statutory rape or any sexual conduct brought about through the use, or threatened use, of violence or force is sexual assault. Using a position as a public servant to make another submit to or participate in sexual actions falls under this category of crime. Intentionally impairing another so that they don't know what they are doing in order to engage in sexual activity (such as in date rape), is also considered sexual assault. If a person is physically incapable of resisting or is unconscious and have not consented to any sort of sexual action, you can be charged with sexual assault.
If you have been accused of this crime, please contact our offices immediately. A proven San Antonio sex crime attorney from our firm works with the sole purpose of obtaining the best possible decision in your case. Attorneys Brandon Hudson and Douglas Daniel operate on the principle that by using thorough and committed preparation, investigation, evaluation, negotiation and litigation, we can provide the high-quality defense you will need at this time.
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The penalties for conviction on sexual assault will depend on how the crime is charged. For lesser sexual assault offenses you will likely have to pay stiff fines, perform community service, pay fees to the court, have to register as a sexual offender and be incarcerated. Sexual assault is commonly prosecuted as a second degree felony although, depending on what occurred, it can be a first degree felony. For a first degree felony you can be fined up to $10,000 and will have to serve not less than 5 years up to life in prison. When you are found guilty of a second degree felony it results in a similar fine but a shorter time spent in prison.
We know that being accused of such a crime can be very rough on everyone involved. Allow us to vigorously take on the prosecution's case while we assist you and your family to make it through this difficult time.
If you or a loved one is charged with sexual assault, contact a San Antonio sexual assault lawyer for knowledgeable legal services.