Sexual Assault

If you have been charged with sexual assault in Dallas, it is very important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A conviction for sexual assault can result in very serious consequences, including prison time, requirements to register as a sex offender, steep fines and/or a negative on your career or personal relationships.

Allegations of sexual assault or sexual abuse may arise from a variety of situations and can often stem from false accusations. Defenses or other mitigating factors may be available to help you avoid a conviction for the charges against you. Therefore, it is essential to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex who will identify your best legal strategy for your particular case.

Dallas Sexual Assault Lawyer

If you have been charged with sexual assault in Dallas, or any of the surrounding areas in Texas, including Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Denton, Plano, McKinney, Fort Worth, Rockwall, Johnson, Wise, Ellis, Arlington, Mesquite, Carrolton, Richardson, Lewisville or Frisco, contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy.

Attorney Richard McConathy will make every effort to help you avoid the most serious penalties and repercussions to your alleged offense. Call Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy for a free consultation at (972) 233-5700 about your alleged sex crime.


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Dallas Sexual Assault

An individual can be charged with sexual assault under Tex. Penal Code § 220.011 if they intentionally or knowingly commit any of the following acts:

  • Cause a child’s anus to contact the mouth, anus or sexual organ of another person;
  • Cause a child’s mouth to be penetrated by the sexual organ of the alleged offender;
  • Cause a child’s mouth to contact the anus or sexual organ of another person;
  • Cause a child’s sexual organ to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus or sexual organ of another person;
  • Cause the sexual organ of another person to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus or sexual organ of another person, without that person’s permission or consent;
  • Penetrate the anus or sex organ of another person by any means, without the other person’s consent; or
  • Penetrate the mouth of another person with the sexual organ of the alleged offender, without the other person’s consent.

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Sexual Assault Consent in Dallas

For the purposes of sexual assault offenses, an individual does not have the consent of the other person if:

  • The alleged offender causes an individual to submit by threatening to use force or violence against the other person or any other person. The violence or force must apparently be able to occur;
  • The alleged offender causes an individual to submit through the use of violence or physical force;
  • The alleged offender has impaired the person that has not consented through the use of any substance without their knowledge and they have not previously consented;
  • The alleged offender is a clergy man who causes the non-consenting person to submit by exploiting their emotional dependency;
  • The alleged offender is a mental health services provider or health care services provider, such as a doctor or psychologist, who causes a patient or former patient to submit by exploiting their emotional dependency;
  • The alleged offender is a public servant, such as a police officer, who coerces or makes the person that has not consented to submit;
  • The alleged offender is an employee of a facility where the other person is a resident, except for married couples;
  • The person that has not consented has a mental disability or defect that prevents them from consenting;
  • The person that has not consented is physically unable to resist or is unconscious and has not previously consented; or
  • The person that has not consented is unaware the sexual act is occurring and has not previously consented.

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Penalties in Dallas for Sexual Assault

Sexual assault offenses are usually punishable as a felony of the second degree, which can result in a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years and/or a fine not exceeding $10,000.

Sexual assault can instead result in a felony of the first degree if the alleged offender was prohibited from marrying the victim of the assault offense. This degree of offense can result in a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years or life imprisonment and/or a fine up to $10,000.

Additionally, according to Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, anyone who has been convicted of a sexual assault offense is required to register as a sex offender for life with their local law enforcement authority.


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Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Fort Worth Sex Assault Attorney

Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy today for a consultation about your alleged sexual assault throughout Dallas County in Texas.  Richard McConathy is an aggressive sex crimes attorney in Dallas who will fight the allegations against you and make every effort to help you achieve the most desirable outcome for your particular situation.

Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at (972) 233-5700 for a free consultation about your alleged sexual assault throughout Dallas County in Texas and the surrounding counties of Denton County, Collin County and Tarrant County.


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