Dallas Rape and Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys

Merely being accused of a sex crime can change your entire life, as your reputation is tarnished and even those whom you have known for years may cease contact. A conviction can add to this already deeply painful event, possibly resulting in incarceration, the loss of licensure, and compulsory registration in the national sex offender registry.

Time is of the essence if you have been accused of this crime. You are innocent until proven guilty, and speaking with a legal professional about your rights can prevent you from divulging information that may be used against you. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Dallas sexual assault and rape defense attorney of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007 to begin working on your case.

Types of Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes

Rape and sexual assault is considered a second degree felony in the state of Texas. Texas defines the following as crimes of rape or sexual assault:

  • The victim objects to the sexual activity
  • The victim could not consent to activity due to mental illness
  • The victim was somehow mentally impaired during the rape or assault
  • Assailant threatens force or uses force to commit the rape

The crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison for some cases. Aggravated sexual assault elevates the charge to a first degree felony, and may be accompanied by an even harsher punishment. This escalation may apply to those accused of committing sexual assault while threatening the life of the victim, assaulting a child under the age of 14, or using a deadly weapon.

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Do not delay speaking with a passionately committed legal representative if you have been accused of committing a sex crime. Contact the Dallas sexual assault and rape defense attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007 for a free consultation.


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