Sexual Assault A Former Prosecutor & Military Judge Fighting For Your Freedom

Dallas Sexual Assault Attorneys

Over 30 Years of Legal Experience

Sexual assault accusations are incredibly serious; if you or someone you care about has been accused of sexual assault, more commonly referred to as “rape,” you need an experienced and aggressivesex crimes attorney who can fight to protect your rights, your future, and your freedom.

At the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, we have over 30 years of legal experience, including past experience in prosecuting criminal offenses in the state of Texas. Our Dallas sexual assault attorneys know how the criminal justice system works, as well as what is at stake. Our goal is to help you secure the best possible outcome in the face of serious charges. We have handled thousands of cases—and secured thousands of not-guilty verdicts and case dismissals.

Do you believe you are under investigation for sexual assault? Contact our firm today for a confidential consultation: (214) 238-9392.

Understanding Your Charges

Generally speaking, by law, sexual assault involves any sexual act with a minor under the age of 17 or any sexual act committed without the victim’s consent. Lack of consent is automatically presumed when the victim is a minor (under age 17) or when force/physical violence is used or threatened in committing the sexual act. Additionally, if the victim is unable to provide consent—for example, if he or she is intoxicated or incapacitated—any sexual act is presumed to be sexual assault.

Sexual assault charges can be elevated to aggravated sexual assault under certain circumstances, including if the defendant allegedly:

  • Inflicted serious bodily injury on the victim
  • Attempted to kill the victim
  • Caused the victim to fear serious bodily injury or death
  • Used a deadly weapon during the commission of the sexual act
  • Exhibited or threatened to use a deadly weapon
  • Used illicit substances (“date rape drugs”) in the commission of the crime
  • Committed the act along with another person

Additionally, if the victim is under the age of 14, is mentally or physically disabled, or is elderly, criminal charges will likely be elevated to aggravated sexual assault.

Put Our Skill, Experience & Resources to Work for You

If convicted of sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault, you face harsh penalties, including felony charges, up to 20 years in state prison, and up to $10,000. Convicted sexual offenders must also register on the public sexual offender registry for life. This can greatly affect your ability to secure future employment, housing, educational opportunities, and more.

Our Dallas sexual assault defense attorneys can aggressively defend you, even in the face of very serious charges. Our founding attorney has 20 years of active service in the Marine Corps, as well as extensive experience as a former federal prosecutor. Our team can help you understand your legal options and devise a strategy tailored to your goals.

Get in touch with our legal team at (214) 238-9392. We can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. Se habla español.

Our Experience is Unmatched

Why Choose the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC?
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain is widely respected by his peers & clients as seen by his numerous accolades.

  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain tried his first jury trials during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He handles all cases with integrity and an unparalleled work-ethic.

  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain's years of experience across the aisle provide him with a unique perspective.

  • Over 3500 Cases Successfully Handled

    Throughout his career, Patrick J. McLain has helped thousands of clients secure a better future for themselves through tenacious and aggressive representation.

Client Testimonials

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    “Mr. Patrick McLain equals instant and good results for you. Hiring Mr. Patrick McLain is the best decision I had made throughout my military career.”

    - Master Sergeant Michael A Heath Jr.
    A Marine through and through. He is dedicated to taking care of his clients.

    “I was a client of Patrick, and he went above and beyond for meeting my needs, as well as my family's needs. He would adjust his schedule to communicate with in Japan or my wife in the States. He ...”

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    First class lawyer!!!!!

    “Patrick saved my career and my life by proxy, he did everything and more you would HOPE for from a lawyer. Patrick is what you need if you want to win your case!”

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    Patrick knows military law. He will fight for you and get you the best possible outcome he can!

    “I hired Patrick to help out with an issue that involved my husband who is Navy and stationed in Japan. I was worried, scared and confused, but Patrick and his staff were honest, helpful, patient and ...”

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    Patrick J. McLain has a no B.S. approach and is fully committed to providing the best possible defense.

    “Patrick McLain stuck by my side for 8 long months during my case in which I was accused of violation of Article 112a. I was ultimately given a trial by Special Court Martial and thanks to his superb ...”

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