Assault & Violent Crimes
Accused of a Violent Crime in Brazoria?
Contact Attorney Sandra J. Oballe for Aggressive Legal Counsel
If a person is convicted of a crime which involves any level of violence, it can mean a lengthy prison sentence, the generation of a criminal background which carries detriments of its own, a fine, and can cause enhanced criminal classification for the individual if they’re ever arrested for a similar offense in the future.
The state of Texas means business when it comes down to pursuing the conviction of people accused of violent crimes ranging from assault to domestic violence and aggravated assault. However, it doesn’t mean that some instances of violence aren’t justified and protected by the law. In fact, a large number of people who are arrested for assault were doing nothing more than protecting themselves, others, or defending their property. If this is the case, then no crime has been committed and this person cannot and should not be convicted.
In other instances involving violence, tensions flare between individuals which could lead to mutual combat, which isn’t illegal, but can result in an arrest when sore losers call the police. If we can prove mutual combat or create reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors, the defendant walks. If you’re looking for a lawyer with experience defending people accused of violent crimes, call my office as soon as possible at 979-265-6800 or send me a private message via contact form.
Assaultive Offenses & Texas Law
A General Overview of Definitions & Criminal Classifications
Assault or Simple Assault is defined as intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or threatening to attack another person or cause bodily harm. If a deadly weapon was used, exhibited, or threatened, the offense is then defined as Aggravated Assault or an assault with aggravating circumstances.
Assault cases are usually classified as misdemeanors which can mean a prison sentence of a few days to a full year in county jail, but can be enhanced to felony classification in some situations. The classification of the offense will largely depend on the circumstances of the case such as if any injuries occurred and if the defendant has a related criminal history.
Individuals who are found guilty of aggravated assault will be charged with a felony of either the first or second degree, but again, this largely depends on the victim, any injuries sustained by the alleged victim, and any criminal history on part of the defendant.
Persons convicted of aggravated assault will face a prison sentence that ranges from 5 years to life which, again, depends on the details of the incident. If the defendant was determined to have engaged in deadly conduct, which means conduct that can cause the death of a person, they can expect to be charged with a 2nd or 1st Degree Felony.
Charged with a Violent Crime in Brazoria County?
Contact Attorney Sandra J. Oballe for Aggressive Defense Counsel
I’m Attorney Sandra J. Oballe, an experienced criminal justice lawyer based in Angleton, TX. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges related to assault, domestic violence, or any other form of an assaultive offense, my office can and will help you.
Whether you’re guilty as charged or guilty of nothing more than self-defense, my office will go over numerous options with you to ensure that you make the best decision about how to proceed with your case.
Call my office at any time of the day or night to briefly discuss your case and to schedule a time for a more in-depth look at the situation. My office accepts clients in Houston, Pearland, Alvin, Angleton, and throughout southeast Texas. To contact me, call me at 979-265-6800 or send me a message using our contact form.