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A sex crime arrest will devastate a reputation. From one minute to the next, a respectable citizen becomes a sex offender. The problem with the extreme and immediate shift is that it can be wrong and based on false accusations. All too often, accusations are taken as true without adequate investigation or corroboration.

At Hardy Law Group, clients benefit from experience in identifying problems with the prosecution’s case and police investigation. Melinda Lehmann has tried nearly 100 jury trials. When the state wants to label you a sex offender, you can have confidence knowing that you don’t have to settle for a plea bargain. Contact us immediately to schedule a free initial consultation so we can start fighting for you.

Sexual Assault | Aggravated Sexual Assault

Being charged with sexual assault does not mean you are guilty. A sexual assault allegation, often times arises from a romantic relationship gone bad where one person attempts to “get back” at the other. This is a common tactic used to gain an advantage during divorce or other legal proceedings. A diligent investigation may reveal a motive for the allegation.

Sometimes, sexual assault charges result from sexual conduct that took place under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Under these circumstances, whether or not both parties consented to the sex can be an issue.

Another common problem with sexual assault allegations is that the victim has a history of making false allegations and you are the latest victim. Under these circumstances, sexual contact may have never happened and the allegation is still made.

One category of sexual assault is commonly known as “statutory rape.” This refers to a situation where the victim is under 17 years old. Due to the victim’s status as a child, the law states they are unable to consent to sex, even if you and the victim are involved in an otherwise consensual romantic relationship. In this situation, you may face charges of sexual assault unless you are also under the age of 17 or not more than three years older than your girlfriend or boyfriend.

At Hardy Law Group, we recognize that the law appears black and white, but real life situations can be grey. We help focus the grey. We fight for fairness in the face of laws that are unreasonable when applied to your life. Contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation.

Aggravated Sexual Assault

Being charged with aggravated sexual assault does not mean you are guilty. An aggravated sexual assault allegation, often times arises from a romantic relationship gone bad where one person attempts to “get back” at the other. This is a common tactic used to gain an advantage during divorce or other legal proceedings. A diligent investigation may reveal a motive for the allegation.

Sometimes, aggravated sexual assault charges result from sexual conduct that took place under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Under these circumstances, whether or not both parties consented to the sex can be an issue.

Another common problem with aggravated sexual assault allegations is that the victim has a history of making false allegations and you are the latest victim. Under these circumstances, sexual contact may have never happened and the allegation is still made.

Aggravated sexual assault is sexual assault plus any of the following circumstances: serious bodily injury or an attempt to cause death to the victim; threats of death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping; use of a deadly weapon; “gang rape”; use of a “date rape” drug; victim is less than 14 years old; or victim is elderly or disabled.

If convicted of aggravated sexual assault, you face serious legal penalties. Under Texas Law, aggravated sexual assault is a first degree felony, which means the range of punishment is 5-99 years or life in prison. If convicted, Texas law will require you to register as a sex offender, as well.

At Hardy Law Group, we recognize that the law appears black and white, but real life situations can be grey. We help focus the grey. We will conduct a complete investigation of the facts of your case to uncover the truth. Contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation.

Sex Offender Registration

If you’re convicted of or placed on probation for a sex crime, you will be required to register as a sex offender. That means your photo, address, and crime will be available to the public on Texas Department of Public Safety’s website. In other words, your identity as a “sex offender” will be made permanent and public.

Sex offender registration will also expose you to serious criminal charges if you fail to comply. The law on sex offender registration is lengthy and confusing. As a sex offender, you will be required to abide by registration requirements. If you fail to comply, you can face felony charges for failure to register as a sex offender.

If you are facing charges for failure to register as a sex offender, contact Hardy Law Group, PLLC today for a free consultation. We are ready to help you fight this.

Hardy Law Group, PLLC

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