Aggressive Defense Of Aggravated Assault Charges
A criminal charge alleging assault of any kind can result in a criminal record, jail time, and other penalties and repercussions. It is always worth your while to seek the most effective defense attorney you can find when you have been charged with a crime. The stakes may be extra high when you have been charged with a violent crime such as aggravated assault.
I am attorney R. Todd Bennett, an experienced and respected criminal defense attorney in Houston. Your case will be in good hands when I defend you from aggravated defense charges. Call me at 713-489-7763 or complete a simple online inquiry form to request a consultation regarding charges such as those described below.
Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Examples of deadly weapons are firearms and other objects that are capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. In other words, a gun, a broken bottle and a metal chair may all be considered deadly weapons. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is classified as a felony of the second degree in Texas. In certain circumstances such as the following, the charges are raised to a felony of the first degree.
- In the context of domestic violence when someone suffers bodily injury
- When a public servant commits assault under the authority (or pretended authority) of his or her office or employment
- When the assailant is in a motor vehicle and recklessly shoots a firearm toward a building or another vehicle, causing serious bodily injury in the process.
A prosecutor has several key points to prove when charging a defendant with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. I am a former prosecutor, well-prepared to defend you vigorously. Remember: Do not speak with anyone other than your defense attorney about your criminal case.
Aggravated Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury
Bodily injury may occur through the use of a deadly weapon or simply when an assailant knocked someone off of a cliff or into traffic. Texas statutes define serious bodily injury as “bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or…causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function” of any part of the body.