October 12, 2018
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. [...]