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Sexual Assault Defense Attorney in Denton, Texas

If you have been accused of sexual assault, call our Denton County Lawyers: (940) 386-6848 and schedule a free consultation to protect your future.

Texas Sex Crime Law

The criminal justice system is very tough when it comes to sex offenses, especially in Texas. Society expects everyone involved with the justice system to be aggressive and ruthless towards those who are convicted of, or even accused of, sex crimes. It is for this reason that anyone who is found guilty of such a crime usually faces harsh punishments both in and out of prison and is required to register as a sex offender. Even if the accused person is found not guilty, they have likely lost friends or even family over simply being suspected of a sexual offense. And this is why it is exceedingly important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to minimize the damage to the individual and ensure the accused does not face any overly-harsh punishments by the justice system.

If convicted of a sexual offense in Texas will change your entire course of life, since you will now have to cope with:

  • potential prison time
  • fines
  • sex offender registration
  • stress
  • loss of friends, family, job, and reputation
  • loss of future opportunities and freedom

Though some sexual offenses are not violent or result in serious damage to others, almost all such offenses are viewed by the public as equal, which defines the difference between a sex crime and other criminal offenses. For example, society does not differentiate between someone who was convicted of public lewdness and someone who was convicted of rape – both are classed as sex offenders. However, society distinguishes between a person is convicted of theft versus someone convicted of aggravated assault. This is what makes an accusation of a sex crime so dangerous – society lumps all sex offenders into the same “level”, and pressures the justice system to do the same.

Registering as a Sex Offender in Texas

If convicted of a sex crime in Texas, a person is generally required to register in the Texas Sex Offender Registration Program.

Registering as a sex offender informs local law enforcement of the following information about the individual:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Home Address
  • A recent color photograph
  • A complete set of fingerprints
  • Type of offense
  • Age of victim
  • Sentence
  • Employment information
  • All (if any) online aliases used

Many adults who have registered as a sex offender will remain registered for the rest of their lives, leading to difficulty finding a place to live, a job to get, and forming and maintaining relationships with other people.

Expungement

It is possible in Texas to allow for an offender’s record to be sealed, provided the offender meets the requirements, though the process is dependent on the state.

Factors for expungement include:

  • If the sex crime was a minor offense that did not involve violence and occurred many years ago.
  • If the victim was at least 15 years old and the offender was no more than 4 years older at the time of the crime.
  • If the offense was consensual.
  • If the defendant passes an individual risk assessment and requests the court for early termination.

Our Victories

Recent Case Results
  • A.G. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Not Guilty

    State presented seven eye-witnesses to dispute our claim of self-defense.

  • A.P.G. – Denton Aggravated Sex Assault of Child & 3 Counts of Indecency with a Child Not Guilty - Jury Trial
  • C.D. – Denton Felony Violation of Protective Order Case Dismissed

    Dismissed and we are now suing the arresting agency.

  • Dr. J.B. – DWI with Multiple Drug Charges Cases Dismissed

    All drug cases dismissed as well as a subsequent DWI while the client was on Probation.

  • Dr. R.C. – Tarrant DWI Not Guilty
  • E.D.M. Denton Felony Assault with Priors Reduced to Misdemeanor Time-Served

    Charge reduced; client served one day in jail.

  • E.H. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Case Dismissed
  • H.R. – Denton Felony Aggravated Assault Not Guilty

    Not guilty verdict despite 3rd party-eye witness who testified my client went out to his car and grabbed a tire iron and chased after the victim and beat him repeatedly over the head. This is self-defense at it's finest.

  • J.G. - Denton Felony Drug Charge Case Dismissed

    Dismissed due to invalid search.

  • J.P. – Dallas Felony Indecent Exposure Case Dismissed

    Original offer was 5 years in prison. After our investigation prior to trial, we discovered enough inconsistencies to convince the DA to dismiss!

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The Marsala Law Group Difference

Reasons to Choose Our Team
  • Honest Legal Counsel

    We firmly believe honesty is the best policy. Our team will provide you with transparent updates and realistic outcomes.

  • Personalized Attention & Service

    Each case and each client is different. We provide focused representation that is specific to your case and your needs.

  • Available 24/7 for You

    Our lead attorney is personally available to each and every client. We are there for you day or night.

  • We Care About the Outcome

    We truly care about each and every client. We understand this is a vulnerable time in your life and we are committed to being with you every step of the way.

Trusted Representation

Real Reviews from Former Clients
    Listens. Works for you. Fights for you.

    “You can trust him with your future.”

    - Jonathan M.
    This attorney really cares about his clients and the outcome of their case.

    “I have personally seen him go the extra mile for myself as well as others and he has a talent for getting the truth heard, even when it seems impossible.”

    - Paul S.
    He is the epitome of a professional and a magician in the courtroom.

    “I would recommend him to anyone asking about anything.”

    - Chris
    I can't praise him enough and I thank God for him.

    “Mr. Marsala is a fantastic lawyer he is very professional and gave me hope where there wasn't none.”

    - Cathy F.
    He always handles everything with professionalism, speed, compassion, and like we are the most important case in his life.

    “We feel indebted to him for all of his hard work and would recommend anyone to him.”

    - Friddle
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