Facing Aggravated Assault Charges in Texas?
Our Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Will Protect Your Future
Whether you have been accused of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic assault, felony assault or aggravated assault charges, our Denton County criminal defense lawyers fight for your constitutional rights and liberty. At the Texas criminal law firm of Michael Crowder Law, PLLC, our defense attorneys have experience successfully representing clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges in Texas, representing nearby clients in Arlington, Coppell as well as throughout the North Texas area.
Denton County criminal defense lawyers Michael Crowder is a former member of the police force. Thus, he can offer first-hand insight into the tactics and measures a Texas police officer could take. Contact our criminal defense attorneys if you are facing aggravated assault, misdemeanor assault or assault with a deadly weapon charges under any circumstance. Our criminal lawyers are prepared to then apply their knowledge toward protecting your freedoms.
How Accusations of Aggravated Assault or Domestic Abuse Can Ruin Your Life
Our Denton County criminal defense lawyers understand how to defend against felony assault, aggravated assault or misdemeanor assault charges. You can come to us with questions regarding:
- Fights that occurred in bars
- Assault with deadly weapon
- Aggravated assault
- Crimes that resulted in serious bodily injury, such as shootings or stabbings
We also help those accused of violating protective orders and domestic abuse.
What is Considered Simple Assault or Aggravated Assault in Texas?
After an aggravated assault or simple assault charge, you must know how Texas criminal law defines these terms. The alleged incident must meet some basic criteria for a simple assault in Texas:
- The defendant must have the physical ability to carry out the simple assault in question
- The defendant must demonstrate deliberate intent or recklessness capable of alleged harm
- The individual claiming simple or aggravated assault must feel genuinely endangered
Texas aggravated assault is an elevated assault charge. Criminal cases involving aggravated assault generally involve assault with a deadly weapon and drastic acts of physical endangerment. As a result, aggravated assault is typically a felony assault charge. A few parameters define aggravated assault in Texas:
- The defendant must cause serious bodily harm to the accuser
- The defendant must display a strong attempt to seriously injure the accuser
- The alleged incident often involves assault with a deadly weapon or domestic abuse
How Many Years Can I Get for Simple or Aggravated Assault in Texas?
The Denton County criminal lawyers of Michael Crowder Law, P.L.L.C. understand the seriousness of an aggravated assault charge.
An individual charged with simple assault in Texas could face up to one year of jail time and receive fines up to $4,000. However, an individual charged with aggravated assault could face 2 to 20 years in prison for a second degree felony, or 5 to 99 years for a first degree felony. Aggravated assault charges in Texas can also accrue fines up to $10,000. Furthermore, s a convicted felon, you may have certain rights revoked, including your right to carry firearms and your right to vote. You may also have your professional licenses stripped. Multiple offenders face longer sentences and higher fines.
Our Denton County criminal defense lawyers can help minimize the damages brought on by simple assault, domestic violence or aggravated assault charges. As former police officers, our criminal attorneys have a strong grasp of fighting aggravated assault charges and the best options for lessening a jail or prison sentence, seeking prison or jail alternatives like deferred adjudication or community supervision as well as charge dismissals. You can trust they will make the justice system work in your favor.
Texas Aggravated Assault Charges Can Cause Financial Ruin
The cost of a simple or aggravated assault charge can be crippling. In Texas, those facing misdemeanor or felony aggravated assault charges may have to pay restitution. The defendant must pay this money to the accuser for the alleged aggravated assault.
Our Denton County criminal defense attorneys are ready to protect you and your financial security. Contact our criminal defense attorneys to discuss your legal options. In some cases, you may be able to avoid the possibility of financial ruin from garnishments, judgments or liens.
Zero Tolerance for Family Aggravated Assault Means Serious Enforcement
Each Denton County criminal defense lawyer knows Texas police officers and prosecutors have a low tolerance for accusations of family aggravated assault. This means that if you face family aggravated assault charges, prosecutors will very rarely drop these charges. This may be the case even if the accuser later admits that they are not true.
If you were wrongfully accused of aggravated assault, but you are not convicted, a criminal defense lawyer may seek an order to grant non-disclosure or expunction. This would make these arrest records unavailable. Thus, it takes the charges off public record for future pre-employment background checks or online database arrest record searches. This would also apply if you successfully complete adjudication probation.
Contact Our North Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers for Experienced Aggravated Assault Defense
For legal advice and experienced representation after an aggravated assault or domestic violence arrest, contact our criminal defense attorneys at Michael Crowder Law, P.L.L.C. We will prepare your aggravated assault defense for trial and fight hard to protect your rights. Our criminal attorneys have successfully represented clients with criminal charges in and around Denton County and Lewisville, including the towns and communities of Little Elm, Farmers Branch as well as Lantana.