Sex Crimes

Houston Rape Defense Attorney

Aggressive Defense Against Charges of Rape

Rape, also known as sexual assault, is a sexual offense surrounded by strong public opinion and critical distaste. Although the American judicial system asserts that all citizens are innocent until proven guilty, biased views can seep into cases and compromise the rights of the accused. For this reason, it is imperative that you get a hard-hitting defense lawyer on your side to fight to protect you against wrongful accusations.

Attorney Billy Skinner works tirelessly to ensure the rights of his clients are upheld and protected throughout the entirety of a case by using his years of experience and background as a former prosecutor. When you work with the Law Offices of Billy Skinner, you can trust that you are getting a heavyweight in your corner.

Texas Penal Code § 22.011: Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined under § 22.011 of the Texas Penal Code as the act of nonconsensual intercourse. There are many ways that such an act could be deemed to be “nonconsensual.” While the most obvious is someone actively fighting against the defendant, it is not always that clear. Non-consent could also mean the alleged victim was intoxicated or under the influence of controlled substances and was thus unable to give consent. It could also mean that the alleged victim was a minor and legally unable to give their consent, such as in cases of statutory rape.

Per Texas state law, sexual assault is considered a second degree felony, punishable by:

  • Imprisonment for 2 to 20 Years; and/or
  • Fine Not to Exceed $10,000.

Proven Representation for Serious Criminal Allegations

If you or someone you know has been accused of sexual assault, allow our firm to fight on your behalf. Although these are complex, high-stakes cases, we have no aversion to exploring all available legal options and considering all of the facts that can potentially cast doubt on the prosecution’s case.

Some of these important facts can include whether or not:

  • The parties are in or have been in a relationship
  • The parties knew that their activities were a crime
  • Evidence was tainted or dissipated because a delayed report of a crime
  • Evidence is as strong as claimed by the prosecution or police reports

Being criminally charged is not the same as being convicted!

It may seem hopeless after an allegation, but it is important to remember that you have rights in the criminal justice system, and there is a long path between an arrest and a conviction. By working with a skilled criminal defense attorney, you are giving yourself the best possible change of fighting for your future, so don’t wait—call us today!

Schedule a Case Evaluation with a Houston Criminal Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Billy Skinner, we work hard to support our clients and fight for their future. We place an emphasis on gathering more information, talking to more witnesses and professionals, and conducting more research than the opposition. By knowing the prosecution’s tactics and outworking them, he can provide clients with significant chances to dismiss or defeat charges or to reach favorable plea agreements.

Contact the Law Offices of Billy Skinner at 713-365-0777 to discuss your case!