Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is legally defined as any type of sexual activity in which a person does not want to participate. While police estimate that 60% of sexual assaults are not reported, some are actually falsely reported as a method of revenge or a way to blame sexual activities on another person.

Sadly, a sexual assault charge can have permanent repercussions on your record and your future. You may be forced to register as a sex offender, which can prevent you from living near schools and other areas. If you have been accused of sexual assault, you need an experienced defense lawyer on your side. Contact a Dallas criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 to discuss the facts of your case.

Types of Sexual Assault

Some people may not realize that sexual assault is any sexual activity that is forced upon a person, whether it is due to physical violence, threat, or intimidation. Additionally, if someone takes advantage of a person who is intoxicated, drugged, or otherwise helpless, this may be considered sexual assault as well. Types of sexual assault include:

  • Rape
  • Attempted rape
  • Inappropriate or unwanted touching
  • Vaginal, oral, or anal penetration
  • Child molestation

Additionally, in the United States, it is illegal to commit spousal or marital rape. Even if you are married to a person, you must have his or her consent before participating in a sexual act. If you have been wrongfully charged with one of these crimes, you should immediately contact a defense attorney.

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People who are charged with sexual assault must often deal with the harsh social stigma attached to these crimes. If someone has accused you of sexual assault, you should only face this charge with the help of an experienced attorney who is not afraid to aggressively defend your rights. To discuss the details of your case, contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

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