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Most people do not start their day planning to be attacked and forced to defend themselves or for an argument to escalate into a physical fight. However, for many people that will be exactly what happens to them on a given day, and some will find themselves in handcuffs. The consequences for being convicted of an assault or related offense can range from incurring expensive criminal fines and restitution orders to being sentenced to years in prison. You can loose licenses and certificates, the right to vote, the right to carry firearms, etc. It all depends on the circumstances, and the circumstances are seldom thoroughly investigated. Your very livelihood will likely come down to whether your attorney has the experience necessary to thoroughly investigate and defend an assault case.
If you’ve been charged with an assault or similar offense, don’t hire just anyone. Hire an attorney who has investigated, prosecuted, and defended hundreds of assault cases. Hire an attorney who holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and two decades of law enforcement and criminal law experience. Our legal team is comprised of respectful, dedicated attorneys who will work tirelessly to defend your legal rights. Don’t trust your very freedom to simply anyone.
Call (866) 219-6119 today for a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer.
Under the Texas Penal Code, a person is guilty of committing the crime of assault under the following circumstances:
Class A misdemeanor offenses are punishable by up to $4,000.00 in fines and up to one year in jail. Felony offenses can carry up to a $10,000.00 fine and range from 0-99 years in the state penetentary. More importantly, the “collateral consequences” of the charge can often lead to the loss of licenses, certifications, and ultimately one’s career.
It should be noted, there are a host of specific offenses in the Texas Penal Code that can qualify as an assault but are classified by their own distinct penal codes and definitions. A personal consultation is almost always snecessary to apprise a client of their true rights and risks.
At Blanchard & Thomas, we offer effective criminal defense strategies with the following assault crimes:
At Blanchard & Thomas, we understand the stress that comes with facing a possible jail sentence for committing a crime. Sometimes, prosecutors and law enforcement depend on and utilize that stress to force you to waive your rights. Our legal team is here to take care of the legal strategy and represent your interests against the bullying tactics of the police and prosecutors to help preserve your rights during criminal proceedings.
Contact Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC at (866) 219-6119. Our Texas criminal defense attorneys are ready to help.