Fighting Aggravated Assault Charges in Central Texas
Have you been charged with aggravated assault? This is a violent crime that can carry serious consequences. You may wonder what type of penalties you could face if convicted and are understandably eager to avoid such a scenario.
We understand there are two sides to every story. The lawyers at Morales & Sparks can help you navigate the legal complexities of your case and will put our exceptional experience with Texas criminal cases to work for you.
Read on to learn more about what you should know if you have been charged with this crime.
What is Aggravated Assault?
Many people don’t realize there are different types of assault. In Texas, you can be charged with aggravated or “simple” assault. Aggravated assault includes at least one of the following:
- Causing serious bodily harm to someone else, which includes causing permanent disfigurement, hurting a body part or organ, or causing death or the risk of death
- Using a deadly weapon when committing the offense
What Degree of Aggravated Assault Can You Be Charged With?
Aggravated assault is a felony that can result in a first- or second-degree conviction. You will be charged with first-degree aggravated assault if:
- A public servant, security officer, or family member was the party assaulted
- A firearm is fired from a moving vehicle toward a building or another vehicle, which results in harm to another person
What Are the Penalties for Aggravated Assault?
If you are convicted of second-degree aggravated assault, you can receive up to a $10,000 fine and between two and 20 years in prison. A first-degree conviction can draw the same fine and five to 99 years or even life in prison.
The Benefits of Contacting Our Law Firm
If you have been charged with aggravated assault, you will likely feel anxious as your court date approaches. You probably have many concerns about your future and want the case to be resolved as quickly as possible. An experienced attorney can calm these anxieties and help you understand what to expect in your case.
Morales & Sparks provides legal advice that you and your family can trust. We come up with creative and well-planned strategies to resolve your case with the best possible outcome. We want to prove that we are worthy of your trust and time. Talk to us and find out why we have such a high retention rate among our clients. Contact the attorneys at Morales & Sparks today to discuss how we can help.Honest Client Reviews Contact Us Today