Sexual Assault

Fighting Sexual Assault Charges Since 1995

Houston, TX Attorney Mark W. Bennett

When a person is charged with Sexual Assault they’re seen as predatory, dangerous, and as a criminal — often, prior to their first appearance in court. Houston Sexual Assault Lawyer

If you’re accused of an offense of this nature, you’ll not only need an attorney to help you fight the criminal aspect of the allegation, but also the moral one.

High Profile Cases

In high profile cases reporters love shoving their microphones in the faces of suspects as they’re leaving the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. If you’re lucky, this will happen while Mark W. Bennett is at your side, giving him the opportunity to humanize you in the media for the benefit of your public persona.

If you’re looking for an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer for a sexual assault charge, contact Bennett & Bennett at 713-224-1747.

Sexual Assault & Texas Law

The State of Texas defines sexual assault as when physical violence or deadly force is used to force an individual to commit a sex act with a person who has not consented to the act. It’s considered a sex crime as well as a violent crime. Sexual assault is more commonly referred to as rape. In Texas, many crimes fall under the definition of sexual assault. Many of which, we’ve listed below.

Texas Penalties for Sexual Assault Convictions

Sexual Assault

The state of Texas severely punishes individuals convicted of any form of sex crime. In Texas, any type of sexual assault is considered a felony. Sexual assault is often classified as a 2nd Degree Felony. A conviction could mean a sentence of 2-20 years in a state prison with a possible fine of up to $10,000.00.

Aggravated Sexual Assault

Sexual assault may be enhanced to 1st Degree Felony classification if there were aggravated factors, or if the victim was a minor. A conviction for 1st Degree Felony sexual assault could mean a sentence of 25-to-life and a possible fine of up to $10,000.00.

The state of Texas requires people convicted of sexual assault to register as a sex offender. This requirement can have a drastic impact on your personal and business relationships, where you can live, and your career options.

Possible Defenses

Oftentimes, defendants are wrongfully accused of sexual assault due to malicious motives that may include any of the scenarios we’ve listed below.

  • A person feels regret after consenting to a sexual act.
  • Individuals involved recently had a discrepancy and one is seeking retaliation.
  • One is looking to ruin the other’s reputation.
  • One is looking for monetary gain from blackmail of the defendant.

Blackmail and the destruction of the defendant’s reputation are common in high-profile criminal cases involving sexual assault. Even you’re just a “regular Joe”, Attorney Mark Bennett is ready to work with you on creating a solution for your situation.

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Contact Mark Bennett About Your Case

Being convicted of a sex crime will have significant and long lasting consequences. The negative stigma associated with a sex crime conviction can ruin not only your life, but can also create difficulties in the community for your family.

If falsely accused and/or charged with sexual assault, it’s best that you seek a professional legal consultation with Houston Criminal-Defense Attorney Mark W. Bennett or another equally qualified sex crimes lawyer in Houston.

Our phone number is 713-224-1747.

Houston Attorney for Sexual Assault Charges

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