Violent crimes such as aggravated assault are enforced strictly by Texas law enforcement. If you’ve been accused of aggravated assault, you need expert legal counsel from an aggravated assault attorney from the Law Offices of Maverick Ray LLC. A criminal defense attorney who has years of experience handling cases like yours can help make this fragile situation a little bit easier. We can organize your case and argue on your behalf. We provide comprehensive legal services for Texas clients that involve collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and identifying possible defenses.
Understanding Aggravated Assault
Under Texas law, aggravated assault isn’t differentiated between assault and battery. These violent acts are lumped together as assault. The offense of assault can be upgraded to aggravated assault depending on the situation. A person is guilty of aggravated assault if they cause serious bodily injury to someone or they use or exhibit a deadly weapon during the assault. Weapons included in the deadly weapon list include but are not limited to: a machine gun, explosive weapon, short-barrel firearm, switchblade knife, brass knuckles, zip gun, club, nightstick, mace, tomahawk, handgun or a knife. Bodily injury is defined by Texas law as any physical pain, impairment, or illness of any body part or organ. A serious bodily injury is when a risk of death or an injury causing death is involved.
In Texas, this is considered a second-degree felony which is punishable by two to 20 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines. This charge can be increased to a first-degree felony if someone uses a deadly weapon and causes bodily injury to a family member, parent, guardian, foster child, member of a household or someone they are dating. Also, using a deadly weapon against a public servant or security officer while they are performing their job also will result in first-degree felony charges. This felony can lead to five to 99 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
Possible Defenses for Aggravated Assault
An experienced aggravated assault defense attorney has experience fighting charges like yours. Some common defense strategies include and are not limited to inability to commit a violent injury, self-defense, false accusation, and lack of intent meaning that it wasn’t willful. We can do a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your case in Texas and can retain the evidence needed to support your side of the story.
How We Can Help Your Aggravated Assault Case
If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated assault in Texas, it’s time to take legal action. At the Law Offices of Maverick Ray LLC, we have fought cases like yours for years successfully. We understand Texas law and how to uphold it in a court of law. To schedule a free consultation with an aggravated assault attorney in Texas today, call our law office at 281-947-2007. We can’t wait to be given the opportunity to represent you.