Will I automatically go to jail if convicted of sexual assault of a child?

According to the Texas state criminal code, sexual assault, or indecency with a child, is considered a felony in the second degree and continuous abuse of a child is considered a felony in the first degree. This distinction means that anyone convicted of sexual assault of a child may face anywhere from 2-99 years in jail. If able to argue for lesser charges, a defendant may avoid these sentencing minimums, however.

If you’ve been charged with sexual assault of a child, you should consider consulting with a legal advisor regarding your defense options. For more information about how to prepare for your case, contact the Dallas sexual assault of a child attorneys from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.


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