College Rape Allegations On The Rise In Texas
Dallas residents may have read news stories in Time Magazine regarding the epidemic of rape allegations on college campuses. Here in Dallas their have been several news stories regarding SMU coming under scrutiny for how it handles rape allegations that occur on campus. These news stories detail how rape allegations have increased across the nation. The allegations almost always involve a date rape scenario when consent is often the primary issue. Drinking and drug use is also a common denominator with these allegations.
Universities and law enforcement agencies are taking a more aggressive approach when these allegations are raised and they do not hesitate to arrest a suspect and charge an individual with sex assault allegations. Texas sex assault charges are extremely serious. Depending on the type of charge the defendant could receive up to a life sentence in prison. Even if the defendant were granted probation he would automatically be registered as a sex offender for life.
Just because a person is charged with a rape allegation does not mean the prosecution can obtain a conviction. There are many ways to defend against these allegations, but in order to do so a person needs the assistance of an experienced sex assault criminal attorney. Often it is necessary to use investigators and experts to build a solid defensible case. These types of allegations should be fought from the beginning and all through the court proceedings.
If you are a loved one is charged with rape allegations contact a Texas sex assault attorney as soon as possible so that he or she can begin working on your case as soon as possible.