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Aggravated Sexual Assault

Attorney Greg Tsioros

Aggravated Sexual Assault

Aggravated Sexual Assault Defense in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties

The state of Texas takes aggravated sexual assault charges very seriously and gives heavy sentences to prove this. A crime is considered to be aggravated sexual assault if certain circumstances surround the crime, including:

  • The alleged victim was afraid of serious bodily injury or death.
  • The crime involved a person under the age of 14.
  • The crime involved a person who is disabled or elderly.
  • Drugs were administered to the victim during the crime.
  • The alleged suspect caused serious bodily injury or death to the victim.
  • A deadly weapon was used during the crime.

False charges that sometimes arise from these crimes are usually the result of one person trying to ruin another’s reputation or gain some form of compensation in return for dropping the charges.

Sentencing for Aggravated Sexual Assault Crimes

There are a variety of factors that can affect the sentencing of this type of crime, but it is always charged as a first-degree felony. A first-degree felony carries with it a sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000. Other factors that may alter the sentence include:

  • The victim is under the age of six at the time of the crime. This has a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
  • The victim is under the age of 14 at the time of the crime, and an attempt was made to seriously harm the victim with a weapon or controlled substance.

A person who is convicted of aggravated sexual assault will face many obstacles in their personal life, including:

  • Registration as a sex offender
  • Inability to obtain certain jobs or pursue certain educational programs
  • Revoked right to vote or own a firearm
Defense Against Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

There are a number of reasons why a crime of this nature may be dismissed from the court. A skilled aggravated sexual assault attorney will look at each aspect of the case to ensure that not only the charges are valid, but that their client is mentally able to understand the gravity of their crime. They will also scrutinize the prosecution to ensure no mistakes were made in creating the case against their client.

Talk to an Aggravated Sexual Assault Lawyer

Attorney Greg Tsioros is a former prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney’s office. This unique experience has given him insight into how the prosecution operates, allowing him to build a solid defense. The law firm of Greg Tsioros is located at 1201 S. Shepherd Drive in Houston, Texas. Prospective clients can receive a free consultation by calling 832-752-5972