Facing Sexual Assault Charges as a Youth Offender
Sex crimes are treated very seriously by Dallas law enforcement officers and prosecutors alike, regardless of the age of the alleged perpetrator. With that in mind, it is critical that you retain experienced legal representation for your son or daughter should they be accused of sexual assault. An experienced criminal defense attorney will able to defend your child’s rights at each and every stage of the legal process and, more importantly, help you build a comprehensive defense that challenges every aspect of your case.
Differences Between Adult and Youth Sex Crime Prosecution
While the penalties associated with sexual assault may wind up being as severe as those of convicted adults, there are few key factors that will be considered on part of youth offenders, including:
- The age of the accused
- Opportunities for rehabilitative justice
- The age of the defendant
Under certain circumstances, it may be possible for youth offenders to avoid many of the harsher penalties that adult offenders face. Youth offenders, for instance, have a greater chance of being offered intensive sex offender treatment from a licensed professional instead of other punitive measures.
Consult With a Dallas Juvenile Sexual Assault Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas juvenile sexual assault defense attorneys will aggressively defend the rights of your son or daughter throughout the entire legal process. To confidentially discuss the circumstances of your case with one of our criminal defense attorneys, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.