Houston, Texas Assault Defense Lawyer
Protecting Your Future. Preserving Your Reputation.
If you have been charged with the crime of assault, it is encouraged that
you take action and speak with the Houston, Texas criminal defense attorney
at Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C.! Assault is a criminal offense
that is designated a
violent crime. It involves several different actions against another person, including:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person
- Threatening to cause injury
- Intentionally touching or causing physical contact with another person
These actions take place with the knowledge that the other person will
view the contact as provocative offensive.
Simple assault of this kind is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up
to 1 year in county jail, by a fine of up to $4,000, or by both a fine
and imprisonment. It may be classified as a third degree
felony and may be punishable by up to 10 years in prison depending on certain
circumstances, such as if the victim is a public servant or security officer,
or if the defendant has a previous conviction of this kind.
Defining Aggravated Assault
Aggravated assault is defined as an assault that is committed that involves
serious bodily injury to another or the use or exhibition of a
deadly weapon. Aggravated assault is a second degree felony, punishable by up to 20
years in prison. If the assault is against a public servant, security
officer or person in a similar occupation, the defendant may face enhanced
Contact a Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Today!
It is important that you waste no time in consulting an experienced criminal
attorney in Houston, Texas regarding your assault or aggravated assault
charges. You may be in danger of facing years in state prison, as well
as the burden of dealing with a criminal record for the rest of your life.
This may lead to limited employment, financial and housing opportunities
in addition to any lost years spent in prison. Make sure your future is
Contact a Houston assault lawyer from Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today!