When an individual intentionally attacks another individual, knowingly causes another person bodily harm, verbally or physically threatens to cause imminent harm to another and/or injures a person as a result of his or her reckless actions, he or she is committing the criminal act of assault. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the assault, and the extent of the injuries caused, the accused will face either misdemeanor or felony charges. Under the Texas Penal Code, the penalties associated with the various types of assault can include sizable fines, extensive jail or prison sentences, probation and other punishments. Certain felony assault charges can carry the possibility of life in prison.
If you have been charged with assault, it is extremely important that you retain defense counsel at once. When a threat or seemingly minor argument leads to serious criminal charges, it is in your best interests to have an experienced criminal defense attorney managing every detail of the case. Getting the charges against you dismissed, reduced or acquitted at trial is not necessarily an easy task, regardless of your guilt or innocence. Ensuring that you have a creative and effective defense strategy, presented by an attorney who is committed to defending you and protecting your freedom is essential.
In one of our most recent cases, a client had been accused of assaulting another individual at a house party. We reviewed the charges, conducted our own investigation, build a carefully crafted defense, and achieved a "not guilty" verdict at trial. If you need legal representation, do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck and schedule to meet with a Round Rock criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. We are on your side, and we know defense law.