Austin Sexual Assault Attorney

At the law offices of Patrick L. Hancock in Austin, clients facing sex crime charges are assured of a vigorous defense. Patrick Hancock is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended many sex crime cases, and he is ready to hear about your sexual assault defense needs.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation regarding your arrest or accusations of sexual assault, child pornography, child molestation, or Internet sex crimes, contact our Austin Sexual Assault Defense office by phone at (210) 223-8844 or by email through this Web site.

Sex charges are devastating for almost everyone. Career, family, and freedom are often at stake. Penalties and consequences may include imprisonment, sex offender registration, loss of the right to vote, loss of the right to bear arms, probation or parole, mandatory AIDS testing, court-ordered rehabilitation, and costly fines.

Child pornography or rape defense is an urgent and serious matter. The sooner you have an experienced sex crime lawyer on your side, the more likely it is that damage can be contained before your case goes too far.

Austin Sexual Assault Lawyer

Some key questions that often arise in sexual assault or rape cases are as follows:

  • Is there sufficient evidence of sexual penetration to support a charge of statutory or "date" rape?
  • If predatory rape is the charge, is mistaken identity a possibility?
  • If, indeed, sexual contact occurred, is there sufficient evidence to prove that intercourse was forced, rather than consensual?

Contact Austin Criminal Defense in downtown Austin to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced trial lawyer.

Talk to an Experienced Sexual Assault Attorney As Soon As Possible

Even if a sex act occurred which has now resulted in allegations, charges, or an arrest for sexual assault or rape, defendants are strongly encouraged not to discuss the case with anyone—not even the accuser—before talking to an experienced sex crime defense attorney.

What is Sexual Assault?

Unwanted sex acts are generally regarded as rape. However, these criminal offenses are also commonly referred to as "sexual abuse" or "sexual assault." A wide range of activities may be included under these definitions. Statutory rape, for instance, is a sexual activity with a person under the legal age of consent. Regardless of the circumstances, there are serious penalties for individuals found guilty of these sex crimes. Prosecutors and the police focus on sexual offenses, so if you or someone you know is accused of or arrested for a sex crime in Austin, you need to contact a sex crimes attorney immediately. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your situation.

What are the Facts behind Your Case . . . and your Arrest?

We work with the very best private investigators to get a full picture of the alleged crime, including detailed background information on the accuser.

Is she a credible witness?

Is every piece of evidence presented by the prosecution verifiable—and was it properly obtained?

Has she falsely reported rape in the past against another man?

Effective Defense Strategies

Possible sexual assault or rape defense tactics may include the following:

  • Motions to suppress questionable evidence
  • A psychological evaluation which may demonstrate that counseling is a preferred option to jail
  • Effective Cross Examination to expose the lies of the accuser.

The Value of Early Legal Counsel

Early in a sex crime case, we warn our clients to beware of the pretext call of the accuser. A common strategy of law enforcement is to have a complaining witness contact the accused in pursuit of a tape recording of incriminating admissions or confessions.

This is but one example of ways in which our experienced counsel can protect our clients' rights and liberties from the beginning to the end of a sex crime case. We represent clients charged with a variety of sex crimes including charges of sexual assault (rape), solicitation of minors for purposes of sexual conduct, lewd conduct, and child molestation.

Contact Austin Criminal Defense 24 / 7

At Austin Criminal Defense, our sex crime defense practice is comprehensive and professionally managed. We are up to date on the laws and best practices. We advocate from a position of strength on behalf of our clients before prosecutors, judges, and juries. Contact us to schedule a free, confidential consultation. As needed, we are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer validated parking, and weekday, weekend, and evening appointments for your convenience.