Is Intoxication a Defense to Sex Crimes?
Is intoxication a defense to sex crimes in Texas? Watch this video to learn why this is a bad defense. Then call for a free consultation.
Question: Is intoxication a defense for sexual assault charges?
In Texas, intoxication is not a defense to sex crimes. People have to be very careful to not allege that they were intoxicated, that they don’t remember the offenses, or both the parties were intoxicated. That can be used against you.
Think of how it comes out. If it comes down to discussion of who to believe, the complainant or the defendant, if the defendant has stated that he was intoxicated and doesn’t remember the offense, it’s very hard to defend that type of case.
Were you or a loved one accused of a sexual assault and are asking, “is intoxication a defense to sex crimes? Contact a San Antonio sex crime lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a consultation on your case and all of your potential defenses. Let our experience work for you.
Successful Case Defending Indecent Exposure
Y. M. – The defendant had two separate cases of indecent exposure. The prosecutors wanted to convict the defendant for both offenses which they believed would then require that the defendant register for 10 years as a sex offender. Ultimately the defendant got deferred adjudication on one case, thereby avoiding a conviction, and the other was dismissed. The case that was dismissed was expunged over the objection of DPS.