Dallas Rape and Aggravated Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys

Being convicted of a sex crime can have devastating effects on an individual’s personal and professional life. As with any type of crime, there are varying degrees of severity and associated consequences. Prosecutors take cases involving sex crimes very seriously and anyone accused of this sort of activity deserves an aggressive, experienced team of attorneys working to defend their freedom.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a sex crime, it is crucial that you immediately seek the advice of a legal professional. Contact the Dallas rape and aggravated sexual assault attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to speak to a member of our team about your case today.

Penalties for Rape and Aggravated Sexual Assault

The circumstances surrounding a sexual assault accusation will help a court to decide what type of punishment is appropriate for the actions in question. Rape and aggravated sexual assault are two different crimes that have unique consequences:

  • Rape – This crime is also known as sexual assault and is considered a second degree felony in Texas. Actions that fall under this offense include forced participation in sexual activity with an individual who has not offered consent. An individual convicted of rape will face 2-20 years in prison as well as up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault – This crime occurs when a person threatens physical violence, kidnapping, or death in an effort to force sexual activity on another. This crime also relates to sex crimes involving children under the age of 14, the elderly, and the use of deadly weapons or drugs that may cause the victim to become unable to give consent. This type of crime is a first degree felony and a conviction will result in 5-99 years in prison or a life sentence as well as up to $10,000 in fines.

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If you or someone you love has been charged with a sex crime, contact the Dallas rape and aggravated sexual assault attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 for a free consultation.


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