A person accused of the sexual assault of a child is facing one of the most serious sex crimes charges
under Texas criminal law. At stake are the person’s freedom, reputation and standing in the
community. Allegations of sexual assault of a child are usually assigned to the most
experienced and specially trained police investigators and prosecutors. A person
accused of this crime needs to be represented by an equally experienced and
skilled child sexual assault lawyer in Houston.
Texas defines sexual assault as any forced, non-consensual sexual contact or sexual penetration.
When the victim of the offensive conduct is a child, any sexual act that results in physical, mental or emotional harm to the child falls under the category of sexual assault.
The Texas Penal Code classifies sexual assault of a child under specific felony categories depending upon the conduct for which a person is convicted.
Ashley’s Law requires those convicted of sexual assault of a child to serve a minimum of half
of the prison sentence imposed by the court before they are eligible for parole. This new
law is consistent with the state’s view that those convicted of the most
heinous crimes deserve the most severe punishment.
Convicted offenders must register with law enforcement agencies as sex offenders. This makes an
offender’s name, address, photograph and conviction information available
online as a public record through a state database.
Prosecutors target child sexual assault charges for aggressive prosecution and usually seek
the maximum sentences allowed by law. Houston child sexual assault attorney Rand
Mintzer knows what is at stake, and he acts quickly to design a defense strategy
to minimize media exposure and attack the credibility of the prosecution
A sexual assault of a child charge can ruin your life and take away your freedom. Put three decades of criminal law experience to work for you. Talk to Rand Mintzer at 713-862-8880 for a free legal consultation.