What kinds of punishments could result from a conviction of sexual assault of a child?

Depending on the action taken by the defendant, the punishments resulting from a conviction of sexually assaulting a child could range substantially. The minimum sentencing for sexual assault requires at least a two-year jail sentence. This sentence may be extended to a maximum of 20 years in prison for a conviction of indecency with a child or 99 years if the conviction is for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Additionally, fines may reach a maximum of $10,000. The precise sentencing, however, will depend on the severity of the crime, the circumstances surrounding the crime, and what previous convictions a defendant has on their criminal record.

If you’re facing sexual assault of a child charges, the sentencing that the prosecution may be pursuing could be particularly severe. To learn more about how we may be able to help you defend yourself or push for lesser sentencing through a plea bargain, contact a Dallas sexual assault of a child lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007.

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