San Antonio Rape Defense Lawyer

Penalties for Rape in San Antonio

Sexual assault, as rape is referred to by Texas law, is a felony of the second degree. It carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Even after serving your sentence, you would be required to register as a sex offender, and would most likely continue to suffer the consequences of your conviction far into the future.

When you have so much at stake, you cannot afford to take any chances with the outcome of the case. Speak about the situation with nobody with your attorney. Law enforcement agencies will often employ "pre-text calls," in which the alleged victim makes a recorded phone call to the suspect, requesting an apology or an explanation. Refer any requests for contact to my office as your legal representation, and let me guide you throughout the entire process.

Protection Against Rape Allegations

If you have been accused of rape, you may feel like everyone is against you. The police have taken the side of the victim by arresting you, and the prosecutor representing the state of Texas has chosen to file charges against you in pursuit of your conviction. To make matters worse, you may find that your neighbors, co-workers, friends and even some of your family members are now distancing themselves from you and assuming that you are guilty of the charges. Due to the heinous nature of the offense, it is often easier to level accusations of rape than it is to defend against them. You may feel frustrated, anxious and helpless.

Retain a Reliable Legal Advocate - Free Consult

As soon as possible after you learn that you are being accused of rape, come to the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski for a confidential case evaluation. I believe that everyone deserves fair treatment under law and a chance to prove their innocence, and I have more than a decade of experience serving as a former prosecutor and as a San Antonio sex crime lawyer.

I am ready to do everything in my power to seek to have the charges dismissed or reduced, and will not hesitate to fight for you in a full jury trial if that is what it takes to achieve a fair outcome in your case, whether you are accused of date rape or of aggravated sexual assault.

Call today to get your free evaluation and allow me to review your case.

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