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Penalty Enhancement For Sexual Assault Repeat Offenders

As this blog has stated repeatedly, sexual assault crimes are starting to be prosecuted with more vigor and tenacity. The Texas Legislature has helped spur this along. The Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 which changes the punsihment of repeat offenders of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault.

Now, if a person has a previous conviction for aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault and that person is subsequently convicted of the same offense then the court shall assess punishment of life-without- parole. Previously, a repeat offender would be sentenced to life in prison. However, that offender would eventually become eligible for parole.

If you have been charged with aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault, you must contact an experienced and qualified attorney. Contact a Plano criminal defense lawyer to fight for your rights against these false allegations. Click here to see case results and client testimonials to see how we have served previous clients.