Dallas Rape/Aggravated Assault Lawyers

Allegations of rape or aggravated assault alone can have serious consequences in just about every aspect of your life. Now that you have been contacted or arrested by law enforcement, you will need to do everything you can to defend your rights as you work through every step of the coming legal process. The first thing you need do is retain experienced legal counsel.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas rape/aggravated assault lawyers understand just how much will depend upon the outcome of this case for you. That being said, our legal team in Dallas can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you defend your rights and protect your future from the serious penalties that may be handed down in a conviction.

Possible Penalties of a Rape/Aggravated Assault Charge in Dallas

The consequences of a conviction will affect just about every imaginable aspect of your life. Each of these offenses are felonies and each will carry a range of serious penalties in the event you are convicted on your charges, including the following:

  • Mandatory minimum prison sentencing
  • Lifetime registration as a sex offender
  • Substantial court-imposed fines

Though these charges are exceedingly serious, you need to remember that you are legally guaranteed the opportunity to work with experienced legal counsel to defend yourself in and out of the courtroom.

Rape / Aggravated Assault In Texas

The Texas Penal Code, Title 5, Chapter 22, both Sections 22.011 and 22.021 apply to rape/aggravated sexual assault.

Section 22.011 is named ‘Sexual Assault’. According to this penal code, a person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly causes a sexual act with a child. Sexual assault under Subsection (a) (1) is without the consent of the other person if: “1) the actor compels the other person to submit or participate by the use of physical force or violence… (see complete penal code section being sent).

Section 22.021 is named ‘Aggravated Sexual Assault’. According to this penal code, a person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly causes a sexual act with a child (see complete penal code section being sent)

“An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.

(f) The minimum term of imprisonment for an offense under this section is increased to 25 years if: (1) the victim of the offense is younger than six years of age at the time the offense is committed; or (2) the victim of the offense is younger than 14 years of age at the time the offense is committed and the actor commits the offense in a manner described by Subsection (a)(2)(A).”

Consult with a Rape/Aggravated Assault Lawyer in Dallas

If you have been charged with rape or aggravated assault anywhere in the greater Dallas area, you should consult with a rape/aggravated assault lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter immediately. To speak with a defense attorney in Dallas about the particulars of your charges, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.