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Round Rock Assault Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Williamson County

A person commits an assault if he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person. An assault charge can have a variety of consequences, depending on the facts of the case.

Possible penalties include: 

  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Mandatory anger management courses
  • Loss of your right to possess firearms
  • Incarceration in a state prison.

Charged with assault? Contact a Round Rock assault attorney at The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck to determine the best way to proceed with your defense. 

Witnesses can be very important when defending an assault charge. Our firm uses a private investigator to interview anyone who witnessed the assault, and will compile witness testimony for your defense. Many times self-defense can be used as a strategy when fighting assault charges. Assault allegations can also be disputed if the accuser has been untruthful in any way. If there are no witnesses, and you need to testify in your own defense, we will prepare you to take the stand with confidence. Our firm will make certain that, one way or another, your side of the story gets heard.

Assault & Family Violence

An Assault-Family Violence charge is when a person is accused of assaulting a family member (defined as a member of his household or a person with whom he is having or has had a romantic relationship). The first offense is a Class A misdemeanor with a range of punishment of up to a year in county jail and up to $4,000 fine. The second offense is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in the pen and up to a $10,000 fine. It's also a 3rd degree felony if a person is accused of choking a family member.

Another consequence of an Assault-Family Violence is that a person can never possess a firearm for the rest of his life. For those who enjoy hunting, this can be an especially difficult consequence to handle.

In addition, a person accused of this charge must also deal with the Emergency Protective Order (EPO). The EPO is issued by a magistrate. The order, among other things, keeps a defendant from coming within 200 yards of the alleged victim's residence (even if that residence is his as well). When a defendant lives at the same residence as the alleged victim, he must find alternative living arrangements for 60 days (the length of the EPO).

If you are accused of Assault-Family Violence, it's important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. When people come to my office with this charge, we immediately begin to plan a defense. We will discuss possible defense strategies and possible favorable witnesses, if any. Our office will procure all evidence the State claims to have against you. That includes all statements, police reports, pictures, videos, etc. Having full knowledge of the State's evidence is imperative to a thorough defense for these cases.

It's important that your side of the story gets heard. Do not be discouraged because the police didn't believe you (or didn't even take the time to get your side of the story). We will make sure that your side gets heard. Call us immediately if you are accused of this charge.

Defense in Assault Cases

You do not have to actually intend to assault someone in order to be charged with an assault. In fact, simply threatening a person with imminent bodily injury is an assault. Also, "bodily injury" is defined very broadly as anything that causes physical pain. Therefore, a person can be charged with assault in what may seem like a very minor altercation. A vigorous defense is necessary to protect your rights and ensure that the state proves each and every element of the assault charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Our firm has the criminal defense knowledge and skills needed to provide legal counsel and zealous representation if you have been charged with assault.

Contact a Round Rock assault attorney for qualified legal advice and representation if you are facing assault charges.

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