Beyond the age of consent, when can consent not be provided?

According to Texas law, consent may not be provided whenever a person administers some sort of unknown substance to drug or render an alleged victim unconscious. Consent may not be provided in many situations where the defendant is in a professional position of power over the alleged victim and has used coercion or threats in some way to incite sexual activity. Certain individuals with mental disabilities may also be considered unable to provide consent. Additionally, anyone who is unconscious for any reason may not provide consent.

If you’ve been charged with sexual assault, we may be able to assist you with your defense case. For more information about how to prepare for the process of fighting these allegations, contact the Dallas rape defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.


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