Houston Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under Six Attorney
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under Six Lawyer, Houston TX
Texas legislatures have seized upon the emotional nature of the truly heinous crime of Aggravated Sexual Assault Against a Child under Six to pass laws that are beyond tough. While those proven guilty of such a crime undoubtedly deserve punishment, the law has the effect of putting those wrongly accused in jeopardy. Sexual allegations, because the acts are generally performed in secret without witnesses, are often made based on the word of a single person, in this case a very young child who may be unreliable, suggestible, and/or subject to manipulation or leading by an adult. Our Houston aggravated sexual assault of a child under six attorney Paul Darrow will be there to defend your rights!
According to Texas statutes, a person convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault Against a Child under Six, a first-degree felony, faces death (if a repeat offender) or life without parole. However, a 2008 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v. Louisiana, 554 U.S. 407 (2008), referencing the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the Eighth Amendment, determined that a state may not punish the crime of rape of a child with the death penalty against an individual when the crime did not result in the death of the victim.
Super Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child
Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child under 6 comes under what is often referred to as “Super Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child.”
For aggravated sexual abuse of a child where the child is under six (6) years of age, or if it is proven that violent aggravated sexual abuse (fear of infliction of serious bodily injury or death, kidnapping, or deadly weapon) occurs with a child under the age of fourteen (14), the minimum sentence is 25 years in prison.
Don’t Take a Chance
Anyone accused of this highest degree of child sexual abuse, considering the severe penalties that accompany a conviction, need the most experienced, skilled, and committed Houston sex crimes lawyer they can find at the very earliest indication that an accusation is being made. There is no better choice than our Houston aggravated sexual assault of a child under six attorney, Paul Darrow.
As a former child sex crimes prosecutor, Paul can anticipate every action the prosecution will take to use whatever evidence they can assemble against you. By conducting a thorough investigation he can bring factual material to dispute the evidence and allegations and will make every attempt to show that it is insufficient to support filing charges.
It is important to act at the very first inkling that an accusation will be made, even before you’ve been approached by police, if possible. The more time we have to determine the facts before an arrest takes place, the better position we will be in to avoid having charges filed. This is important, because any time you are charged with any sexually-based crime against a child, your reputation will be permanently damaged, even if you are not ultimately convicted.
Call Our Experienced Sex Crimes Attorney Paul Darrow
If charges are filed, Paul Darrow’s meticulous preparation and attention to every detail that might undermine the prosecution’s case will give you the best chance at the outcome most favorable to you. Of particular importance is the fact that Paul has years of experience interviewing children and getting at the truth behind their accusations.
If you are in a position where you are facing an accusation of Houston aggravated sexual assault of a child under six or any other sexually-related offense, do not delay in contacting the law office of attorney Paul Darrow for committed, skilled, and respectful defense to avoid loss of your reputation and your freedom.