Sexual Assault Law Firm in Dallas & McKinney
In Texas, there is a fine line between offenses charged as sexual assault and offenses charged as aggravated sexual assault. While both categories of sex offenses can result in lifetime damage to your reputation, sex offender registration and serious criminal penalties, the terms of imprisonment are dramatically more severe for individuals convicted of aggravated sexual assault in Texas. Having an experienced and relentless criminal defense lawyer is critical to the outcome of your case when you are facing such serious sex crime charges.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we recognize that there are two sides to every story. Although the police, prosecution and media often find a person guilty before trial has ever commenced, we believe everyone deserves experienced defense counsel in a court of law. Attorney Jeff Grass can provide the dedicated criminal defense representation you need in the communities of Collin County and Dallas-Fort Worth area and throughout North Texas. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
Texas Aggravated Sexual Assault Laws
Under Texas law, sexual assault is classified as a second-degree felony. A conviction for sexual assault can result in a mandatory prison sentence of two to 20 years. However, aggravated sexual assault is classified as a first-degree felony and can result in an increased mandatory prison sentence of five years to life. When your future is on the line, this is a significant difference. Many factors can cause an incident to be charged as aggravated sexual assault, such as:
- Sexual assault resulting in serious bodily injury or death
- Coerced sexual conduct (involving threats of death, kidnapping or serious injury on another person)
- Sexual assault involving the use of a deadly weapon
- Sexual assault involving the use of date rape drugs
- Sexual assault of a child under the age of 14
- Sexual assault of an elderly or disabled individual
Utilizing his more than 20 years of criminal defense experience, including four years as a judge advocate general (JAG) in the United States Navy, attorney Jeff Grass provides professional advice and tireless criminal defense counsel to individuals facing sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault charges in state or federal courts in North Texas.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass Today
If you have been arrested or charged with aggravated sexual assault or other sex crime in the communities of McKinney and Dallas-Fort Worth, contact our criminal defense law office to discuss your rights with a skilled attorney. We offer a free initial consultation and a case analysis to every prospective client. Our firm gauges our fees to the needs of our clients.
We have offices in Dallas (Highland Park), off I-75 (Central Expressway) and in Plano, Texas, off I-75 and Park Blvd in the Bank of America Tower. Call us at 214-736-7765.