Houston Rape Attorney
In Texas what is commonly known as Rape is classified as Sexual Assault, which is a second degree felony and carries Lifetime Sex Offender Registration with it. A second degree felony has a range of punishment that is from 2 – 20 years in prison. Sexual Assault or “rape” is when one adult does not consent to sexual contact with the either. It can involve sexual intercourse, anal sex, or oral sex.
If a weapon was used, or the threat of violence was used during the Sexual Assault it can increase the charge to Aggravated Sexual Assault. This is a first degree felony in Texas and has a range of punishment from 5 years in prison all the way to a Life sentence.
There are ways to defend these charges depending on the facts alleged by the accuser. It is important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to defend your case. Call our office at 713-641-5300 now.