Rape Charges

Houston Rape Charges Attorney

Being charged with sexual assault, which is more commonly called rape, is an extremely serious charge. There are two types of sexual assault or rape: sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. Both are considered sex crimes and carry heavy sentences and require you to register as a sex offender.

Sexual Assault Charges in Texas

There are many factors that come into play when defending rape charges. Many times emotions are very high in a relationship and this causes people to make fake allegations or feel that they were raped when actual consent was given. Common false allegations of rape cases include:

  • The accuser wants to “get even” with an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend
  • The accuser is ashamed of a sexual encounter
  • The accuser was intoxicated and does not remember giving consent
  • The accuser was intoxicated and thought he/she was given a drug

Attorney Gary Miller is experienced in sexual assault cases and will uncover the truth to prove your innocence. Call today for a free consultation: 713-866-6233

Aggravated Sexual Assault

An aggravated sexual assault carries higher fines and stiffer penalties than regular sexual assault. To be charged with aggravated sexual assault you must commit sexual assault:

  • Which results in the serious injury or death of the other person
  • By threatening the other person into submission
  • While armed with a deadly weapon
  • While using a date rape drug
  • Against a person under the age of 14
  • Against a person who is over 65 or who is disabled.

Penalties of Rape Charges in Texas

Both sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault are extremely serious charges. Sexual assault is a second degree felony offense and aggravated sexual assault is a first degree felony offense. It is essential that you have an experienced attorney to help you understand which version you are being charged with and what the best plan of defense will be.

Penalties for sexual assault include:

  • A minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Must register as a sex offender for the rest of your life

Penalties for aggravated sexual assault include:

  • A minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 99 years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Must register as a sex offender for the rest of your life

Contact Attorney Gary Miller

Gary Miller is a practiced criminal defense lawyer who can help you with a charge of sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault. You should make no comments or statements without consulting an attorney and/or having an attorney present. It is imperative to obtain legal advice when dealing with this type of serious situation. Mr. Miller has the experience and expertise to help you make the best presentation of your side of the story. Make the best choice for yourself at this critical time; contact Gary Miller at 713-866-6233 to evaluate your case today.