Defending Against Felony Charges For Assault With A Deadly Weapon
When an assault involves a deadly weapon, it escalates to felony charges. These charges come with much more severe sentencing, with penalties ranging from five to 99 years in prison. When a conviction can affect you for a lifetime, you need someone you can trust at your side to defend you.
At The Law Offices of James Angelino, I have been defending Texans from criminal charges since 1995. My legal experience, paired with my time as a police officer, gives me a unique insight into defending my clients from all manner of criminal charges.
What Is At Stake In Your Case
The initial sentencing for these charges includes up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. However, you may receive first-degree offense charges based on conditions like:
- If the assault with a deadly weapon involved domestic assault
- The assault was committed against an acting public servant, like an officer or member of the city council
- The assault was in retaliation against someone like a witness of a crime
- A firearm was fired from a moving vehicle
In these cases, the charges can come with life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
When I take criminal defense cases, I look into the unique details of these cases to find opportunities to explore defenses like self-defense, lack of intent, lack of willfulness, or mistaken identity. I can also help negotiate for reduced sentencing and charges if that can help secure the outcome you deserve in your case.
Start Building Your Case In Confidence
If you are facing assault with deadly weapon charges or suspect you may be soon, do not leave your future in the hands of just a public defender or try to represent yourself. Let a skilled and dedicated attorney fight for your future. Call my office in Prosper at 214-310-9196 or email me here to schedule your initial consultation today.