Texas sexual assault suspect found not guilty
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 13-May-2014
When someone is facing sexual assault charges, they could be considerably stressed out and have no idea how to move forward. In some cases, people who have been accused of sexual assault are found guilty of a crime they never committed. Unfortunately, there are a number of immediate and long-term consequences they could struggle with as a result of the conviction, such as a lengthy prison sentence, fees, loss of a job or an inability to find work, sex offender registration, social stigma and more. In Dallas and throughout Texas, anyone who is dealing with allegations of sexual assault may want to consider their legal options.
After a woman contacted authorities and claimed that a man followed her to her house and raped her, law enforcement officials looked for the man. They found the suspect walking near the victim's house and took him into custody.
Officers arrested the man and charged him with intent to commit sexual assault and burglary of a habitation. However, a jury recently found him not guilty of the charges. The incident occurred in August 2012 in Waco, Texas.
Someone who has been wrongfully accused of sexual assault could have tremendous difficulty moving forward if they are found guilty. Because of the consequences of their criminal history, which could follow them around for many years to come, hiring the right criminal defense team is important. Criminal records can make it difficult to secure employment, create problems with family members and friends, impact someone's experiences in the local community and more. Anyone going through this could benefit from talking to an attorney.
Source: KWTX.com, "Jury Finds Local Man Innocent Of Sexual Assault Charge," April 22, 2014