Answer: Sexual assault is a serious criminal offense in Texas. Under Texas law, the term "sexual assault" refers to rape. According to § 22.011, sexual assault occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally causes another person to commit or participate in a sexual act.
Sexual assault is usually a second degree felony. If convicted, you could face a variety of serious consequences, including 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. If sexual assault is charged as a first degree felony, the court could impose a sentence of up to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Aggravated sexual assault is a first degree felony offense.
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