Assault/Aggravated Assault

Assault: Class C : Punishable up to a $500 fine.

Assault: Class A: Punishable up to 1 year in the County Jail and up to a $4000 fine.

Aggravated Assault: 2nd Degree Felony: Punishable from 2 to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a $10,000 fine.

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon: 1st Degree Felony: Punishable from 5 to 99 years and or Life in the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a $10,000 fine.

Assault offenses concern the use of force to injure another or to make offensive contact. These charges can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the seriousness. If you cause serious bodily injury, or use a deadly weapon while committing an assault, your punishment range is greatly increased, with the chances of going to the penitentiary being pretty high. If you have been arrested for one of these charges, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney who has your best interest at hand.

In the last 10 years or so there has been an increased interest in prosecuting family violence offenses. Every District Attorney’s Office in the Metroplex has a section dedicated to prosecuting family violence cases. Most of the times, because of the political nature of the cases, the prosecutors are fanatical. There are very serious consequences to a family violence conviction. On a conviction with a finding of family violence, you could lose your right to possess a firearm. If it’s a second misdemeanor Family Violence case, it could be enhanced to a felony.

You must have an attorney who is ready to mount an aggressive defense on your behalf if you have been charged with the crime of assault. There are many defenses to the charge of assault. You need a knowledgeable attorney who can advise you what defenses may be available to you. Some defenses include, but are not limited to intoxicated, self-defense, consent, and the protection of a third party.

James Angelino will vigorously presents his client’s case. With his background as a former prosecutor and police officer, James Angelino knows prosecutor tactics and is quick to counter. Jimmy is accomplished in obtaining the best result possible for his clients. We urge you to call the Law Offices of James Angelino at (972) 377-0088 for a free confidential consultation.