Defenses To An Attempted Sexual Assault Charge

A man was recently indicted by a Denton County grand jury in connection to a sexual assault and attempted sexual assault that occurred near the University of North Texas campus. The man was charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony and three counts of attempted burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony. Law enforcement’s arrest affidavit contained various reports of the man looking through apartment windows and prowling around apartment complexes. The man was arrested on June 2 after a law enforcement officer saw the man attempting to open an apartment window while masturbating. Being convicted of a sex crime is a particularly serious offense that frequently requires the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney.

Creating a Strong Legal Defense to a Sex Crime Charge

A seasoned criminal defense attorney understands the various rights that are granted to a person in the United States Constitution. Because every sex crime is different, it is important to obtain the assistance of a skilled attorney who will analyze your case and help determine the best possible defense. A seasoned lawyer also knows how to obtain the assistance of experts who will use investigative techniques to determine exactly how the accident happened. There are numerous situations in which individuals are known to falsely accuse someone of committing a sex crime.

Some of the various defenses that an attorney can raise for individuals who are charged with sex crimes include the following:

  • Concealing an Act that Was Actually Consensual. Some individuals allege that a person performed a sex act to cover up a consensual act that the person wants to hide. It is important that individuals be aware that minors are unable to consent, which means that any sexual act an adult engages in with a minor is considered unlawful.
  • Custody Disputes. In some cases involving children and custody disputes, it is not uncommon for one parent to allege that the other parent committed a sex act so the accused parent will lose his or her rights.
  • Extortion. Some individuals allege that a person committed an inappropriate sex act to be used as an effective tool for extorting money from another person. The parties who are most susceptible to these accusations include celebrities and employers.
  • Unreasonable Searches Gathered Evidence Critical to Convicting the Person of the Crime. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures. In short, there are some unique laws that apply to cases involving sex crimes. As a result of these complicated laws, it is critical that a person charged with a sex crime obtain the assistance of a skilled attorney.

How a Denton Criminal Defense Attorney can Help Your Case

Courts of law in Texas can dole out particularly serious sentences to people convicted of a sex crime. If you or a loved one is involved in a sexual assault case, consider obtaining the assistance of a tough criminal defense lawyer at Wheeler Law Office LLC.

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