Sexual Assault Lawyers

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Sexual Assault Defense

Houston Sexual Assault Lawyers :: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp

Under Texas law, sexual assault occurs when physical violence or deadly force are used to compel someone to commit a sexual act. Commonly known as rape, it is considered a violent crime against the person. Texas has a reputation for punishing these acts severely so if you have been charged with sexual assault in Houston, you should contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp right away.

Contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp at 713-868-6100

Accusations of Rape in Houston

A common misconception about those accused of sex crimes is that they are all “dangerous” or “perverted.” In fact, people from all walks of life have been charged with sexual assault. Those who are in affluent positions in government or business are prone to having accusations of rape thrown out against them, often in an effort to discredit their reputation. Some common causes of false allegations include:

  • A person feels guilt or remorse after consenting to a sexual act
  • The parties involved recently had a fight and one is looking to retaliate
  • One of the parties is looking to ruin the other’s reputation
  • The alleged victim is looking for monetary compensation or to blackmail the defendant

Defending against Sexual Assault

Defendants charged with sexual assault are often innocent but the damage to their homes and reputation lasts for years. If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, contact the The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp as soon as possible. Our attorneys are well versed in Houston court proceedings and will work diligently to ensure the best possible outcome for your situation.

Call for a free consultation: 713-868-6100

Related Charges

A few related crimes that could result in additional charges include:

  • Statutory rape
  • Child molestation
  • Sexual assault with a deadly weapon
  • Sexual assault resulting in personal injury or death

Those who are charged with rape often deal with emotional issues due to the nature of this crime. This is because the accused typically has a close relationship with the alleged victim and in some cases they could even be living together. The strain of a broken home and relationships often make it difficult to focus on preparing a criminal defense which is why this task is best left to an experienced Houston sexual assault attorney.

Call The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp today at 713-868-6100

Contact a Rape Charge Attorney

Our attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp realize that every person’s story must be told for the court system to operate properly. Prosecutors would like nothing better than to silence a defendant and bully him or her into accepting a plea, even if they have weak or little evidence. The experienced sexual assault attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp will aggressively pursue every piece of evidence alleged by the state. The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp will provide an effective defense for providing reasonable doubt and work to have all charges dismissed.