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Sexual Assault Charges in Amarillo

Arrested? Put a Former Prosecutor on Your Side.

Sexual assault is also called rape in Texas. It is defined as a person intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to another through sexual contact without the victim’s consent. If you have been charged with this offense, the penalties are harsh and can have a lifelong impact. Your future depends on representation from an Amarillo sexual assault lawyer.

At The Law Offices of D. Chris Hesse, we take an aggressive stand for our clients. With many years of experience and a careful attention to detail, Attorney Chris Hesse is highly capable of fighting for you and protecting your rights.

What Penalties Could I be Charged with if Convicted?

There are many factors that affect the outcome of a sexual assault case. While most offenses are considered second degree felonies, sexual assault can quickly escalate to a first degree felony if violent measures were taken during the act.

Based on the specifics of your charges, penalties for sexual assault can include:

  • Second degree felony: up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • First degree felony: up to 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

While these charges are harsh, an arrest does not automatically equal a conviction. You have the right to a fair trial in which your attorney can defend you. Defenses to sexual assault charges can include lack of intent, consent of the victim, and lack of knowledge.

Call Our Amarillo Sexual Assault Defense Attorney Today!

A sexual assault conviction can permanently tarnish your reputation and your record, making it difficult to ever fully recover. Rather than taking chances with the outcome of your case, stand up for the outcome you need by retaining Attorney Chris Hesse. His experience as a former U.S. Marine and a ASC certified Forensics attorney is invaluable in criminal defense cases and something you won’t find at every law firm.

Find out how The Law Offices of D. Chris Hesse can assist you by scheduling your free consultation today!

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • Thanks to his support this situation ended very well for me.

    “Mr. Hesse help with a situation involving a very serious criminal complaint. At the conclusion of the investigation I was exonerated of all allegations and complaints. Mr. Hesse worked with me to prepare my defense in the event I needed one. Mr. Hesse stayed on top of things and gave great insight and advise as to how we should proceed. I appreciate Mr. Hesse and his expertise. Thanks to his support this situation ended very well for me.”

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    Trent

  • Highly recommend Chris Hesse for your next criminal attorney!

    “I received a ticket for a traffic mishap you see i have a CDL and the city of Amarillo, TX. which does not dismiss them. he worked endlessly and countless hours to help me get the ticket off my record which he did. With little help from me I highly recommend Chris Hesse for your next criminal attorney!!”

    John Brooks

  • Highly Recommended!

    “Mr. Hesse assisted me as local counsel on a very difficult federal case. I could not have received any better counsel. On time, on task, and on the spot with guidance and advice. Highly Recommended!”

    Scott

  • Chris was an absolute professional in the courtroom

    “I sat 2nd chair with Mr. Hesse on a Possession of Marijuana case in April of 2014. Chris was an absolute professional in the courtroom. He was able to narrow down on the proper issues during jury selection and succeeded with the suppression of the Marijuana in the case. Judges are reluctant to grant suppressions, but Chris was able to get it done! At that point, the government had no other option than to dismiss the case. Had it not been for Chris' ability to spot a fatal flaw in the government's case, his client may have been wrongfully convicted. I have no doubt Chris will work hard on your case to expose the government just as he did in our case.”

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