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A sexual assault conviction can mean not only a lengthy prison term but also a lifetime of registration as a sex offender, with resulting exclusion from jobs, housing and other societal resources. The stakes are even higher for a conviction of aggravated sexual assault, which involves additional factors that make the crime punishable more severely. At the Law Offices of Kevin Collins, P.C., you’ll get capable representation from a board-certified criminal defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Collins will thoroughly analyze the case against you and work to achieve the best possible resolution.
The Texas Penal Code defines assault as:
When the contact, harm or threat to do harm is of a sexual nature, the offense is sexual assault. The assault is aggravated when other circumstances — known as enhancement factors — exist, such as:
Prosecutors must prove every element of the charges, including the aggravating factors. Attorney Collins challenges the state’s evidence to raise doubt with a view to securing a favorable outcome.
As with all violent crimes, a sex assault with an aggravating factor draws more severe penalties. In most cases, sexual assault is a second-degree felony, carrying a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
However, aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony, with a minimum imprisonment of 25 years, if the victim is younger than six years old or if the victim is younger than 14 years old and one or more of the following occurred:
Because the penalties are so severe, you should only trust your case to a board-certified criminal defense attorney with experience in this area of law.
The Law Offices of Kevin L. Collins, P.C. in San Antonio provides an aggressive defense to aggravated sexual assault charges. To schedule a consultation, call us at 210-598-8629 or contact us online. We are conveniently located at the IBC Centre, 130 East Travis Street, easily accessible from I-35 and I-37.