Texas Aggravated Assault Lawyer
According to Texas Penal Code § 22.02, one can be charged with aggravated assault if one knowingly or recklessly assaults another person with an additional aggravating factor to the case such as serious bodily injury to another person. Another aggravating factor is assaulting someone with the use of a deadly weapon, with use being defined as broadly as only showing or displaying the weapon.
Most often, an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony (see Texas Penal Code § 22.02(b)). Section 22.02(b)(1), creates an exception to the assault if done to someone performing their roles as a public servant.
Aggravated assaults and assaults with a deadly weapon carry very stiff penalties and are considered serious offenses by the District Attorney’s office. If convicted of a 1st degree aggravated assault felony, the range of punishment allows from 5 to 99 years in prison, along with a monetary fine up to $10,000. However, if convicted of a 2nd degree felony, the range of punishment is between 2 and 20 years in prison, along with a $10,000 fine. It is absolutely necessary that you hire the best attorney that you can afford.
You Need an Aggressive Houston Aggravated Assault Attorney
Mark Thiessen understands the severity of the consequences you are facing and will fight for your freedom. He will work to have the case no-billed, dismissed, reduced and either get the best deal possible or take it to trial.
You can’t afford to take a chance with your reputation and freedom. Call Thiessen Law firm today at 713.864.9000 to discover how our Houston, TX lawyers can help you.