Relationships can be messy and can occasionally end in criminal charges. Whether you are accused of a crime by a one night hookup or a long term partner, hiring an experienced defense attorney is required.
The charges sound serious for a reason. Sexual assault, more commonly known as “rape” has serious consequences in Texas if convicted. Registration as a sex offender, significant fines and jail time await those who lose a trial. Sexual Assault ultimately is decided by consent, which is evolving and differs by state. In 2019, Texas made several changes to expand the definition of sexual assault.
Recently, Fred Stangl represented a client that was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony punishable by 2-20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. In addition, there were charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sexual assault, a first degree felony punishable by 5-99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Fred got both cases dismissed. The client was extremely happy and sent our team a present. To our law firm, defending a client accused of sexual assault is our job. For our client, the possibility of spending most of their life in jail is off the table. Being labeled a sex offender and the stigma of being charged with sexual assault will soon be expunged from their record.