If you are facing Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in Houston, it is important to get the best criminal defense attorney available. Since 1992 Board Certified Lawyer Grant Scheiner has encountered countless hours of real trial experience fighting for the freedom and well-being of his clients and his legal team will do the same for you. Even if you haven’t been charged yet but feel that you will be, you may want to consult with our attorneys and get us active in your defense. We aggressively defend our clients and know the smallest details of sexually based crime charges and how they can affect the lives of those being accused. Call the Scheiner Law Group today or contact us on our Secure Contact Form if you or a loved one is facing Super Aggravated Sexual Assault charges.
What is Super Aggravated Assault of a Child
Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is a term prosecutor sometimes use to describe a case of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, in which the normal punishment of 5-99 years imprisonment is “enhanced” to a minimum of 25 years imprisonment. This is one of the most serious felony charges in Texas. This is a relatively new charge for the State of Texas and is intended to protect younger children and to discourage first-time offenders from committing the same crime again. Aggravated Sexual Assault is upgraded to Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child when the victim is either under six years of age or if someone previously convicted of Violent Sexual Assault of a victim under the age of fourteen commits the same crime again. This upgrade to Super Aggravated status carries with it more serious penalties, fines, and sex offender registration requirements.
About “Super” Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
In Texas, “Super” Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is a First Degree Felony, with an enhanced punishment range. Tex. Pen. Code § 22.021 (f). It carries a potential sentence of 25 years to life imprisonment, plus a $10,000 fine and lifetime registration as a sex offender. A person convicted of the offense and sentenced to prison is ineligible for parole.
The prosecution must prove the complainant was 13 years old or under at the time of the alleged offense.
Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child typically involves penetration of the complainant’s sexual organ or anus by any object, penetration of complainant’s mouth by sexual organ, contact between complainant’s mouth and any other sexual organ or anus, or contact between the complainant’s sexual organ or anus and any other sexual organ, anus or mouth.
Additionally, the prosecution must prove the complainant was under age 6 at the time of the alleged offense or the defendant caused serious bodily injury or attempted to cause death of the complainant or another person; placed the complainant in fear that death, serious bodily injury or kidnapping would be inflicted on any person; threatened in complainant’s presence to cause death, serious bodily injury or kidnapping of any person; used or exhibited a deadly weapon; acted in concert with another person, who also sexually assaulted the complainant; or, used “Rohypnol”, GHB, or “Ketamine” to facilitate the crime.
Have You Been Charged with Super Aggravated Sexual Assault?
If you have been charged it is important to know that anything you say can be used against you and it is very important to get a great lawyer on your side as fast as possible. You need someone who has defended people successfully against the very same charges you are facing many times with numerous positive results. The law is very specific regarding these types of cases and you need someone who can navigate through all of the facts, offer you best legal options and orchestrate a solid legal defense on your behalf. The Scheiner Law Group P.C. of Houston is available to hear the specifics of your case and give you a look at your best outcome in both English and Spanish.
Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is considered among the most serious charges possible in the state of Texas. Being convicted of an Aggravated sex crime in Texas carries sentences that could be as stiff as life in prison without parole to being registered as a lifetime sex offender. Both of these will follow you for the rest of your life. A conviction will have devastating effects on you, your family, co-workers and even your immediate ties to the community. Just being accused of such a crime can have its adverse effect on your life, friendships, social affiliations.
Your Case is Very Important to Us
It is extremely important for you to know exactly what you and family are facing and the consequences if you are convicted. You need an experienced attorney that will sit down with you and discuss all of the details of your case with you and answer any questions you will have. Any details and information you provide will be vital to our ability to properly defend you in court and we take the time to get all of the facts together. At the Scheiner Law Group, we will be completely honest with you and tell you what you may be in for as your case proceeds.