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ACCESS BONDING FOR CONFIDENTIAL HOUSTON SEXUAL ASSAULT BONDS
All forms of sex crimes against another person are considered assaultive, and release requires a felony sexual assault bond. If you or a loved one has been granted bail release on a sexual assault charge, call Access Bonding Service. We will work fast to arrange affordable and confidential Houston sexual assault bonds.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE DEFINITION OF SEX CRIMES IN TEXAS
In Texas, any sex crime against another person a serious offense. All assaultive sex crimes are considered first or second-degree felonies, carrying possible life sentences. Rape and other sex crimes against a person are defined collectively as Sexual Assault under Texas Penal Code . If you have been arrested under accusations of rape, sexual battery, or statutory rape, you will likely be charged with felony sexual assault.
DEFENSES AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES
For most, even the accusation of sexual assault can damage reputations, careers and families. Although pleas may reduce fines and imprisonment, conviction of any sex crime will require sex offender registration for life. Examples of defenses against sexual assault charges include:
· Consent of the victim
Consent is an affirmative defense to rape, or any sexual assault charge. Absent DNA or other forensic evidence, proving consent may rely on testimony alone. When consent cannot be given for any reason, including age, first-degree sexual assault can be charged, placing you at risk of a life sentence.
· Statute of limitations
In Texas, the statute of limitation for an adult victim to file charges of sexual abuse is 10 years. If the sexual abuse is of a child, there is no statute of limitations, and the accused can be prosecuted at any time.
· Mistaken Identity
Sexual assault is a disturbing and unsettling crime. Emotions run high, and witness testimony can be unreliable. If you are a victim of mistaken identity in a rape case, your release on a sexual assault bond is essential to defending your good name and character.
Access Bonding Service has the resources to arrange your felony sexual assault bond. Contact us today!