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Charged with Sexual Assault in Texas? How to Fight Back

In Texas, sexual assault is typically prosecuted as a second degree felony, and can be raised to a first degree felony under certain circumstances. If convicted, you will likely receive a lengthy prison sentence, significant fines, and a requirement to register as a sex offender.

You may also be subject to a civil lawsuit from the victim or the victim’s family.

Individually, each of these penalties can throw your life off course and make things far more difficult for you. Together, they can’t help but have a long-lasting impact on your reputation and overall quality of life, making it far tougher to not just get ahead, but even do previously simple things that you likely took for granted. [...]

Acts That Texas Lists as Sex Crimes in the State Statutes

Criminal offenses involving sexual misconduct, sexual assault, illegal pornography, or unlawful sexual behavior fall under the umbrella of sex crimes, which come with serious consequences.

Sex crimes are harshly prosecuted in all states, but Texas prosecutes sex crimes more aggressively than many other states, particularly those committed against minors. If you are charged with a sex crime, you face a long prison sentence and possible registration as a sex offender.

Below, we’re going to cover common sex crimes in the state of Texas, as well as the sex offender registration process. [...]