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What Are The Penalties For Sex Crimes?

Being accused of a sex offense is very serious and should not be taken lightly. If you’ve been accused of a sex offense, you’ll want to clear your name as quickly as possible.

There are serious consequences for people who are found guilty of sex crimes. Keep reading to learn about the penalties for sex crimes in Texas.

Texas Sex Crimes

The following are legally punishable sex crimes in Texas:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Statutory Rape

Each of these crimes has its own set of penalties, but they are all serious in their own right.

Sex Crime Penalties

The following are the penalties for the various sex crimes in Texas:

  • Sexual Assault
    • Second-degree felony
      • 2-20 years imprisonment
      • A maximum fine of $10,000
    • First-degree felony if the actor was prohibited from marrying or purporting to marry the victim or prohibited from living under the appearance of being married.
      • 5-99 years imprisonment
      • A maximum fine of $10,000
    • Statutory citation:
      • Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.011
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
    • First-degree felony
      • 5-99 years imprisonment
      • A maximum fine of $10,000
      • The minimum sentence is increased to 25 years imprisonment if:
        • The victim is less than six years old
        • The victim is less than 14 years old
        • The offense is “against a child”
    • Statutory citation:
      • Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.021
  • Statutory Rape
    • Sexual Assault:
      • Second-degree felony
      • 2-20 years imprisonment
      • A maximum fine of $10,000
    • Aggravated Sexual Assault:
      • First-degree felony
      • 5-99 years imprisonment
      • A maximum fine of $10,000
    • Indecency with a Child:
      • Second-degree felony:
        • 2-20 years imprisonment
        • A maximum fine of $10,000
      • Third-degree felony:
        • 2-10 years imprisonment
        • A maximum fine of $10,000

Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Here at Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, we are highly skilled in the defense of sex crimes and have helped many other people in similar situations clear their names. Let us see if we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.

Contact us today at (214) 238-9392 to learn more about how we can help over a confidential case evaluation.

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