In Texas, aggravated assault is an extremely serious crime. These accusations are brought against someone who is alleged to have committed a simple assault and either causes serious bodily injury to another or uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon against another individual. If convicted of Aggravated Assault, the usual level of punishment is a second-degree felony; however, depending on certain circumstances, the punishment range can be enhanced to a first-degree felony.
We're here to assist you through the difficult Texas criminal justice system and give you the competent, devoted legal defense you need if you've been accused of aggravated assault in Texas. We're ideally positioned to assist you through a tough and complex circumstance as professionals with more than one decade of expertise in criminal law. We are dedicated to defending our clients against criminal accusations, including severe felonies like aggravated assault.
In Texas, aggravated assault is generally classified as a second-degree felony. If convicted, you face a term of 2 to 20 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. In certain situations, aggravated assault can become a first-degree felony with a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. An aggravated assault will be charged as a first-degree felony if there is an enhancing circumstance, such as the alleged victim is public servant performing in their course of employment or committed in retaliation against a witness or informant.
If you are arrested and charged with aggravated assault you will be held in custody until you can afford the court-ordered bail. As long as the case is pending, you may also have to follow a set of conditions if you wish to remain out on bail. For example, you may not be allowed to communicate with the alleged victim or any co-defendants.
If you are charged with aggravated assault, you may face further consequences, including the loss of your concealed firearms license. Speak with your lawyer to find out what other consequences you might face as a result of your charge.
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Since assault accusations can be brought without any physical evidence, or when gentle physical contact is made that someone would find unpleasant or provocative (a simple tap on the shoulder could result in a false claim of assault), having a qualified legal defense team on your side is essential. We can assist you if you have been wrongly accused of assault in Texas.
Whether you've been charged with a misdemeanor assault or felony aggravated assault, you'll need to retain a criminal defense attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases. We have successfully defended and protected the rights of people and communities across the state of Texas against claims of violence.
Alyssa Nava is a former prosecuting attorney that helps the people of El Paso against criminal charges. With a wide range of experience in criminal defense cases, Alyssa Nava is able to properly defend her clients and get the best results possible based on the charges. Take advantage of our free consultation by contacting us today.