10 to 25 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of five years if the victim is between age 10 and 16 and 10 years if the victim is under age 10.The combined sentence and special parole must equal at least 10 years(1) Fixed term of 10 years with up to 10 years added or four subtracted for aggravating and mitigating circumstances or (2) if the offender actor is at least age 21, a fixed term of 30 years, with up to 20 years added or 10 subtracted.
Lawmakers, judges and prosecutors are pressured by society to be ruthless, unforgiving and aggressive on sex offenders, especially child sex offenders.
Comprehensive handbook on the definition, recognition, and reporting of child abuse in Texas, written primarily for professionals (e.g., teachers, doctors, nurses, police officers, and others who regularly come into contact with children and youth).
When You Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect: A General Guide Youth Rights in Domestic Violence: Basic Legal Information Concerning Texas Minors This handbook was written to help advocates empower the ever-increasing number of Texas youth in life situations related to domestic and family violence.
The following was included in TCTA's 2016-17 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2016 but is subject to change.
The information below is for information purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for advice from an attorney.