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Sexual Assault

Plano Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer

Have You Been Accused of Committing Rape?

If you have been arrested and charged with rape, you need an aggressive trial lawyer to represent you. At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, our lead attorney is a former Texas State prosecutor. As a trial lawyer and litigator, he has a high level of skill in defense case development and presentation to the jury. If you have been falsely accused, it doesn't mean that you are not in danger. The innocent can be convicted if not defended aggressively. Call our firm at once if you are facing charges of rape.

Allegations of Sexual Assault: Your Defense Lawyer in Plano

Sexual assault occurs when an individual intentionally or knowingly causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person, by any means, without the consent of that person. Penetration of the mouth with the sexual organ can also fall under this type of allegation. The actual definition of "without consent" involves the individual having compelled the other person into the act by use of physical force or violence, or the threat of force. If the other person has not consented, is unconscious or physically unable to resist, this is sexual assault.

There are cases where the victim has allegedly been drugged and rendered unable to resist the sexual assault. Other cases may involve control or unusual influence, in which a person in a position of authority takes advantage of another person. This could include mental health services providers, members of the clergy, or other similar positions of influence and authority.

What Are the Associated Penalties for Rape in Texas?

The crime of sexual assault is a 2nd degree felony, and the penalties imposed include up to 20 years in prison, and a $10,000 fine. In cases in which there was any injury, the charge will be aggravated sexual assault. This charge is a 1st degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. Cases involving victims who are under the legal age of 18 years old are also heavily punished.

Accused of Sexual Assault? Contact a Plano Defense Lawyer!

Sexual assault is a crime that involves forced, unwanted, or nonconsensual sexual intercourse. The defendant may face sexual assault charges for forcing a victim into some type of sexual intercourse, having intercourse with a child under the age of 17, or having intercourse with a person who is incapable of consent (is unconscious or disabled). Depending on the specific nature of the offense and the ages of the offender and victim, a person accused of sexual assault in Plano, Texas may face 2 to 20 years in prison, as well as enhanced penalties in the event of certain aggravating factors.

If you would like to make sure your freedom is protected in the face of your sexual assault or rape charges, contact a Plano sexual assault attorney at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC.