Are You Looking for the Best Rockwall, Texas, Indecent Assault Attorney?
If you’re looking for the best Rockwall Indecent Assault attorney, then we want to represent you. Numerous organizations have recognized us for our Texas criminal defense work. And more importantly, our own clients praise us for providing exceptional outcomes in difficult cases. The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team only represents clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the field. Our boutique criminal defense practice is distinguished by our unwavering commitment to delivering consistently high-level legal representation.
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- How do I get an Indecent Assault charge dropped in Rockwall, Texas?
- How do I win an Indecent Assault case in Rockwall, Texas?
- How much does a lawyer charge for an Indecent Assault case in Rockwall, Texas?
- What happens at a Rockwall arraignment?
- How can you modify your Rockwall bond conditions after an Indecent Assault arrest?
- What is the most common sentence for an Indecent Assault charge in Rockwall?
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In order to get an Indecent Assault charge dropped in Texas, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense as it is defined in Penal Code §22.012. Alternatively, you could show that the offense did not occur in Rockwall. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Indecent Assault, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.
Thoroughly understanding both statutory law and case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. Consequently, as part of our practice, we publish a statutory resource guide on the Indecent Assault law in Texas. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Indecent Assault cases in Rockwall.
For now, the appellate courts have not issued any recent opinions on Indecent Assault cases in Rockwall that have caught our attention. However, note that we do not list cases involving other counties here, even though those cases can bind Rockwall courts. We continue to monitor the latest developments in Indecent Assault case law.
Law Enforcement Agencies in Rockwall that Make Indecent Assault Arrests
Peace officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, constable offices, and municipal police departments can make arrests for violations of Indecent Assault in Rockwall. Law enforcement agencies in Rockwall that most typically make Indecent Assault arrests include:
- Rockwall Police Department: Responsible for law enforcement within the city of Rockwall.
- Heath Department of Public Safety: Serving the city of Heath with enforcement of Indecent Assault laws, among others.
- Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office: This agency handles law enforcement duties in unincorporated areas of Rockwall County and provides support to municipal police departments.
- Royse City Police Department: Responsible for Indecent Assault enforcement in the city of Royse City.
To beat an Indecent Assault charge in Rockwall, Texas, you must utilize due process to confront all witnesses and challenge all evidence. This means disputing reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and all forensic evidence. You can’t win if you don’t fight.
Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Rockwall Indecent Assault attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.
Getting the best result in a Indecent Assault case requires being fully prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. Accordingly, when you hire us as your Rockwall Indecent Assault attorney, we prepare early and thoroughly. As soon as we get on a case, the Rockwall District Attorney’s Office knows that we are getting ready for trial. They know that we are going for an outright acquittal.
But the preparation often starts even before the case begins. From the moment that the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we have work to do. If you want to win your case, then we must do our own investigation. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. We can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.
As a client, you will benefit from the investigative resources of the entire law firm. We have a team of dedicated professionals, including paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts. Our attorneys utilize our team’s extensive investigative experience to perform the ground work that makes our cases strong.
Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from $4,000 to $10,000 on average for Indecent Assault cases in Rockwall. Some Rockwall Indecent Assault lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Rockwall case. But be wary of lawyers who charge surprisingly low fees.
When consulting with a lawyer, remember to ask whether any any hourly fees apply. Additionally, most lawyers charge extra fees for trial, travel and expenses.
Even if someone has falsely accused you of Indecent Assault, you should nevertheless still always take this charge very seriously. You may think that the state may “drop charges” against you because you are innocent. But absent effective advocacy by a lawyer, the state will often take the case to trial and let the jury decide.
If the state has charged you with Indecent Assault, or if you are under investigation for the offense, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Rockwall Indecent Assault attorneys.
Texas judges have broad power to set bail and bond conditions. However, sometimes judges impose overly harsh bond conditions and astronomically high bail. To modify the conditions of bond or lower bail, you will need to file a motion in court and schedule a hearing. The judge will ultimately make the final decision. To get the best result, you should hire an attorney to help.
Practically speaking, if the police in Rockwall have arrested you for Indecent Assault, then the judge will typically impose a “no contact with the victim” bond condition. If you want to modify a no contact condition or any other condition, then please book a consultation with us, and we will discuss what we can do for you.
At your arraignment, a Rockwall judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Rockwall, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.
If the police have arrested you for Indecent Assault, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Rockwall judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Rockwall Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.
The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for Indecent Assault convictions across the state. The Penal Code classifies the punishment for Indecent Assault as a Class A misdemeanor, state jail felony, or third degree felony, depending on the circumstances. However, the actual punishment you might receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances. For instance, your prior criminal history, the circumstances of the offense, and the norms of the Rockwall community all play a role.
If you are convicted, then you will also have to decide if you want to have the judge or the jury assess punishment. Judges and juries may deliver vastly different sentences. Furthermore, all good Rockwall Indecent Assault attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Indecent Assault conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.
With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Indecent Assault here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Rockwall Indecent Assault cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.
Are you under investigation for Indecent Assault? Should you cooperate with the police investigation?
We have assisted our clients through many difficult police interrogations. Although we do not always recommend consenting to an interrogation, occasionally we recognize circumstances where consenting to an interrogation may serve your best interest. However, you should never do a police interview without your Rockwall Indecent Assault lawyer present.
An arrest for Indecent Assault can drastically change your life, even if a court dismisses your case. Do not hesitate to contact us immediately if you are under investigation.
In some cases we have communicated directly with law enforcement authorities on behalf of our clients instead of consenting to a direct interrogation. In general, we recommend avoiding police interrogations because of the extreme level of stress that you will likely experience. Even if you are innocent, the Rockwall police and the community will likely judge the way you act and what you say negatively. We must carefully consider this because this negative perception will almost certainly impact your final case disposition. As your Rockwall Indecent Assault attorney, we can assist you in these difficult circumstances.
If you want to hire us as your Rockwall Indecent Assault lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!
Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.
Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics.
As a member of the prestigious Texas Bar College, he presently trains other lawyers in best practices and himself attends many hours of continuous legal education with some of the best lawyers, judges, and law professors in the country.
Mr. Saputo graduated from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school. More about Paul Saputo…
Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the law school as Southern Methodist University. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…
Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:
- Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
- “10.0 – Top Attorney” rating on AVVO
- Recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
- Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.
Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas
Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.
- Recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.
The defense attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.
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