In Texas, sexual assault occurs when someone knowingly or intentionally penetrates another person’s sexual organs, mouth, or anus. The crime is a second degree felony punishable by a prison term ranging from 2 to 20 years. But an individual can be charged with aggravated sexual assault, which carries a more severe punishment, under certain circumstances.
In the State of Texas, aggravated sexual assault can charged if the defendant knowingly and intentionally:
For the crime against children, the child must be under the age of 14 years-old.
Yes. According to Texas law, an individual can be charged with aggravated sexual assault if:
No, in Texas it is considered a first degree felony. A convicted defendant may receive a prison sentence ranging from 5 to 99 years and/or pay a $10,000 fine.
A “super” aggravated sexual assault is when the crime involved a child under the age of 6 years-old. An aggravated assault involving a child under the age of 14 years old can also become a super aggravated assault if:
The punishment for “super” aggravated sexual assault is a minimum 25 years to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The defendant must also register as a sex offender for the rest of their life.
Yes, contact a criminal lawyer to determine the best way to resolve your case.
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