Sexual assault is commonly referred to as rape. The offense ranges from sexual assault, a second degree felony punishable by 2-20 years in jail, to aggravated sexual assault, punishable by 5-99 years in jail or life. Any sexual assault claim is a serious allegation. Often times, a person can be charged based upon just the testimony of the victim. Typically, sexual assault occurs when one party does not consent to the sexual activity. If a person is under 17 years of age, absent some narrow exceptions, the law says they are not capable of consenting to sex.
Contact an attorney immediately. Even if you have just been accused, we have had success intervening with law enforcement pre-arrest. The best outcome is the arrest that never happens. Even if you have been arrested, our attorneys will fight vigorously to defend your case and clear your name. Contact the Lankford Law Firm to speak with a Fort Worth sexual assault lawyer that has experience with sexual assault cases in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
Depending on the offense, you could be facing 2-20 years in jail, 5-99 years in jail, or life. Another consequence of a sexual assault conviction is registration on the sex offender database. Registration can be for life. Registration may also be required when probation was granted and no jail time was served. You may view the Sex Offender Registry here: Texas Sex Offender Registry