A Vigorous Defense Against Assault Charges
Our criminal defense lawyers at Griffin and Cain Attorneys at Law vigorously represent our clients charged with an assaultive offense. Our defense lawyers know the rights of our clients and are ready to assert them on their behalf. Your rights and personal freedom may be at stake, call and set up your free consultation today.
Assault: A Broad Overview
Assault is defined as one of these three types of acts:
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing physical bodily injury to another person.
- Intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury.
- Intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with another in an offensive or provocative way.
What This Means
Texas law says you can be charged for acts that are obvious assaults, such as kicking, punching or choking someone, but also says you can be charged under assault for merely saying you are about to hurt a person if that person has a reasonable fear that you will actually hurt them. You need to know that simple disagreements that turn into charged and heated verbal fights can be criminal assault. If you have hurt someone or think you may have threatened someone, our criminal defense lawyers are ready to protect your rights and aggressively fight for you.
Texas law provides for several kinds of assaultive offenses, including:
- Aggravated assault
- Deadly conduct
- Injury to a child, elderly individual or disabled individual
- Terroristic threat
- Aiding suicide
- Tampering With consumer product
A primary concern of our criminal defense lawyers is defending against a finding of family violence. A finding of family violence carrying serious consequences, not only for the type and extent of punishment in the instant case but should future allegations arise, a number of enhancement possibilities come into play. A misdemeanor of family violence conviction also prevents legally possessing a firearm.
You Need Our Criminal Defense Lawyers
The range of punishment for an assaultive offense is quite large. If you are charged with causing serious bodily injury to someone or of using a deadly weapon during the act it becomes a second-degree felony, which carries a possible punishment of up to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. A knowledgeable, aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney could be the difference between slight or severe punishment. At our offices in Conroe, we are convenient to Houston and surrounding areas. Call 281-524-6979 or reach out online for a free consultation today.