Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Serving Ft. Bend County - (281) 817-8737
Why Choose My Firm?
- Former Prosecutor
- Flexible Availability
- Free Consultations
- Winning Track Record
- Trial-Tested Legal Advocate
If your sexual assault accusation is mishandled by an unqualified defense attorney, you will be looking at a harsh conviction. In addition to potentially ruining your social and professional reputation, you may be subject to lifetime registration as a sex offender, resulting in great difficulty finding jobs, finding a home, and being able to go places that you need to go in order to live a normal life. If you are facing sexual assault charges in Texas, or suspect that you may be charged with one, it is important to remember that a success often depends upon swift legal action.
Don't face your charges alone. Call my office at (281) 817-8737 to receive the defense you need!
Protect Yourself From Ever Going to Court
While every case is different, I have been successful in having numerous sexual assault accusations dealt with and dismissed without my clients ever having even been arrested. I achieved these successes through an aggressive, outside-the-box approach that I have developed over many years of experience.
In order to get a sexual assault allegation dismissed before the accused has to even go to court, the lawyer really has to know what he is doing. It look me years of trying cases, researching the law, and perfecting my technique to devise the approach that achieved these victories for my clients. Call me today at 281-971-5660 for the relentless criminal defense you need. Serving Sugar Land and the rest of Fort Bend County.
Aggressive Representation for Various Charges
In my years of experience as both a state prosecutor and as a Fort Bend sex crimes defense lawyer, I have handled numerous cases of felony and misdemeanor sexual assault offenses in court.
I know where the prosecution will focus their attention and how to effectively defend you against charges of:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
- Public indecency
- Statutory rape
- Date rape
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Family violence
Texas Sex Offenses: Sexual Assault
Sexual assault in Texas is a very serious criminal offense. It is a life altering charge that could result in felony punishment as well as requiring one to register as a sex offender. In addition to the possible outcome, the charges carry such a stigma that can one's life to be turned upside down, even when the alleged perpetrator has not been proven guilty. Anyone charged with a sexual assault should consult with a knowledgeable Sugar Land criminal lawyer to help defend them. Sexual assault is the crime most commonly associated with "rape." However, intercourse is not a required element.
According to Texas Penal Code Section 22.011, sexual assault is defined as intentionally or knowingly causing any of the following: • The penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, without the person's consent; • The penetration of the mouth of another person by the sexual organ of the actor, without that person's consent; or • The sexual organ of another person, without that person's consent, to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including the actor.
Sexual assault in Texas is one of the most severely punished crimes. If you've been charged with a sexual assault it is important that you consult with a Sugar Land criminal lawyer about your case. Generally, sexual assault is a second-degree felony. Like other second-degree felonies, the punishment can range from two to twenty years of prison. However, aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony. The punishment for first degree felonies ranges from life imprisonment, to five to ninety-nine years in prison.
Aggravated sexual assault can be thought of a sexual assault that usually occurs under violent circumstances. Texas Penal Code Section 22.021 states that a sexual assault will be considered aggravated sexual assault if the perpetrator in addition to committing the above elements of sexual assault also:
- Causes serious bodily injury or attempts to cause the death of the victim or another person in the course of the same criminal episode;
- Places the victim in fear of imminent infliction of death serious bodily injury, or kidnapping through their words or actions;
- Threatens to cause the death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping of any person;
- Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the course of the sexual assault;
- Acts together with another individual who is engaging in an assault directed towards the same victim;
- Administers any of the following drugs: rohypnol, gamma hydroxybutane, or ketamine to the victim with the intention of facilitating a sexual assault; or
- Commits a sexual assault on a victim younger than 14 years of age, an elderly person, or disabled person.
Have you been charged with sexual assault? If so, you should contact an experienced Sugar Land criminal lawyer to protect your rights. Call the law office of John Venza to schedule a free case evaluation.
What makes my approach different?
If the DA's office is unwilling to dismiss your case, sometimes the best possible outcome is to accept a plea bargain - when this is the case, I aggressively negotiate in pursuit of a fair deal. In other cases, it is better to take the case to a full jury trial, which provides the opportunity to relentlessly cross-examine the witnesses and make a strong argument on behalf of the defendant.
- I work tirelessly to achieve the best possible result because I know how much is at stake
- I thoroughly review every charge against my client, exhaustively studying the evidence and looking for weak points that can be exploited to your advantage
- My first goal in every case I take is to get the case dismissed
- I have developed a unique approach to defending sex crime cases that is proven and effective in getting cases dismissed
Contact the Law Office of John L. Venza, Jr. today!
You may be able to avoid serious and life-altering consequences if you take action now by hiring a proven attorney to fight for you. Contact me now at the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. if you are being investigated for sexual assault in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Accused of sexual assault? Call today for your free initial consultation at (281) 817-8737!
State v. TG Case NO BILLED by Grand Jury
State v. JH DISMISSED
State v. PN Case Dismissed
State v. AS DISMISSED
State v. AR REJECTED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, DISMISSED
State v. MB REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY, DEFERRED ADJU
State v. JC REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR, PROBATION
State v. RC DISMISSED
State v. MC DISMISSED
State v. FC PRETRIAL DIVERSION, DISMISSED
Developing the right strategy and using my connections in the legal community, I will do my best to get your case dismissed so you can move on with your life.