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Finding Strong Representation Against Sexual Assault Charges

There is a wide range of offenses involving sex, from sexual assault to indecency with a child, to possession of child pornography, with many variations of these offenses. All of them lead to a dangerous place as the accused – possible sex offender registration, probation, jail or prison.

When even an accusation can be enough to destroy your reputation, family and future, you need to be sure you are doing everything possible to beat your charges. The first step in defending yourself is meeting with a Texas attorney who knows how to protect you.

At Ranney Law in Georgetown, our attorney has been defending clients in the Georgetown metro for over 15 years. We have built our business on aggressive defense strategies to win cases for our clients, and we are ready to meet with you and defend you against whatever sexual assault charges you may be facing.

What Is At Stake In These Cases

Sex crimes are taken extremely seriously here in Texas, and your criminal defense attorney should be just as serious about your future. We will take the time to develop a personalized defense strategy against these kinds of charges and their consequences, such as:

  • Sexual assault charges, which typically involve just the act of rape, will result in second-degree felony charges, and sentencing of between two and 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Aggravated sexual assault, which is rape that also involves violence, is a first-degree felony and can have between five and 99 years of imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Indecency with a child is also a second-degree felony, paired with up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Continuous sexual assault, which has a MINIMUM sentence of 25 years to life, with no parole

Our defense lawyers work with our clients to explore all the details in their cases and gather the information that can help us overcome their charges, negotiate for reduced charges or sentencing, or get the case dismissed altogether. We know every case is unique, which is why we ensure we provide our clients with the attention and commitment they deserve from their legal team.

Ask Us Your Questions — We Have Answers

We believe in answering your inquiries about sexual assault charges honestly and frankly. Our team members are exceedingly knowledgeable, having handled numerous cases involving all kinds of charges. These are some of the questions we hear most often.

What elements can impact my case?

A variety of factors can increase the severity of the charges against you. These include:

  • The use of a deadly weapon
  • The use of force
  • Bodily injury to the alleged victim
  • The age of the alleged victim
  • Whether you violated parole

We defend clients whose sex offense charges involve these criteria. In many instances, we can negotiate the charges down to lesser offenses so our clients receive a lighter sentence.

How else can a sex crime allegation affect my life?

A conviction for sexual assault charges can leave you with a lifetime of consequences and regret. In addition to the criminal penalties we mentioned before, you can experience many unanticipated penalties. For example, landlords will not want to offer you housing because of your record. You will have a hard time finding jobs. Colleges and universities may turn you down or expel you if you are already enrolled. In addition, you may permanently have a reputation as a sex offender — even if you are innocent.

Why do I need a sex crimes lawyer?

You have the right to represent yourself or work with a public defender, but this is not always wise. The system is so complex that defending yourself will not give you the strongest chance of an acquittal. Public defenders are often overburdened by heavy caseloads. If you hope for a favorable plea bargain, dismissed charges or a not-guilty verdict, you will need to hire an experienced sex crimes defense attorney in Georgetown.

You probably feel overwhelmed if the state has charged you with a sex crime. Do not hesitate to reach out to our sex offense attorneys to learn more about sexual assault defense in Texas.

Start Preparing Your Sex Crime Defense

If you are facing sexual assault charges or think you will be soon, now is the best time to reach out to us. The more time you give us to prepare your defense, the stronger your case can be. Call our Williamson County office at 512-982-1082 or email us here to schedule your free initial consultation today.