Experienced Criminal Defense Fighting Sex Offense Charges

If you're charged with a sex crime, like rape, your reputation and freedom are at risk. If convicted, you could also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Whether you think the crime was a misunderstanding or not, these charges are very serious. Sexual assault is a felony. There may have been alcohol involved, but that also doesn't matter. What matters is you have been formally charged with a crime. You need a sex crime defense attorney to work on your case right away.

The experienced lawyers at Malcolm Miranda and Associates, P.C., defend clients charged with sexual assault, as well as other crimes. We are thoughtful, strategic attorneys. We can explain the charges to you. We can plan your defense and represent you in court. We don't judge you. We defend you.

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Don't waste valuable time that could be used in planning your defense. Call our McKinney, Texas, office to speak with an attorney about your case at 469-714-0240.

Statutory Rape Considerations

In Texas, having sex with someone under the age of 17 is considered statutory rape. Additionally, this act is still considered a crime even if the sex was consensual. Texas does have an age exception if the defendant was within three years of age of the minor. This is called the close-in-age exception.

The charges and penalties for statutory rape have several considerations, such as:

  • Did pregnancy result?
  • How old was the victim?
  • What was the difference in ages of the two parties?
  • Were alcohol or drugs involved?

These factors may be considered by a judge in determining sentencing if you are found guilty. Crimes may result in misdemeanor or felony charges with a wide range of penalties.

Charges Can Be Increased To Aggravated Sexual Assault

Aggravated assault charges may be filed when a sex crime includes additional injury or attempted injury to the other person, including the following factors:

  • Deadly weapons involved
  • Use of date rape drugs
  • Making victim fear for their life
  • More than one defendant
  • Victim less than 14 years old
  • Victim was vulnerable, such as disabled or elderly
  • Serious injury caused to victim

Whether the charges are sexual assault of aggravated sexual assault, we can assist you in fighting the charges.

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Use our online form to contact us, or call us at 469-714-0240. Don't delay your defense. Call us today.