Texas law describes assault as causing, or threatening to cause, physical bodily harm to another person. This can be the result of intentional harm or through reckless conduct. Also, if you intentionally make physical contact with a person and you know that the other party will perceive the contact as offensive or unwanted, an assault charge can result.
Many assault charges are spawned from family violence situations or orders of protection. If you are facing assault charges, there is a good chance that you may be facing additional criminal charges or actions.
At Madrid Law, you can speak with a highly trained Houston criminal defense attorney well versed in fighting assault charges who can assist you by seeking a reduction of your charges or possibly a dismissal. Our professional staff is dedicated to protecting your rights while you are facing charges such as:
- Assault or Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Family violence
- Sexual assault
Texas assault convictions often result in severe punishments that can stick with you throughout the rest of your life. In some situations, you may be restricted from contacting your children or other family members. In other extreme cases, a conviction could have a negative effect on your right to own or possess a firearm for any reason.
An Attorney Experienced Fighting Assault Charges
Assault charges are subject to different degrees which can result in either a felony or misdemeanor conviction, depending on the individual circumstances of the case. When there is a special victim, such as a public servant or an elderly person, the penalties are enhanced as well.
Some assault convictions may result in imprisonment of up to 20 years. Also, sentencing is directly affected by the extent of harm that was actually done. For example, merely threatening to strike someone can be charged as a misdemeanor while assaulting someone with a deadly weapon will be a felony.
The criminal defense attorneys at Madrid Law understand how serious an assault charges can be. We’re determined to make every effort to have the allegations against you dismissed through a variety of defense techniques.
If a conviction is unavoidable, we can work with the state to get the minimum sentence available in exchange for counseling or probation. Call us today and well begin working immediately to defend your rights and secure your peace of mind.
Contact the a Houston criminal defense attorney from the Madrid Law Firm today by calling 713-877-9400.