San Antonio Felony Assault Charges Attorney
Assault is a broad term that includes any threatening action or attempt to injure a person.
The line between misdemeanor and felony assault is important to understand because of the significant difference between being charged with a felony as opposed to a misdemeanor.
If you have been charged with misdemeanor assault the punishment cannot be more than a year in jail, a fine, or both.
With felony assault, however, the punishment can be much more severe. A felony is punishable with a sentence of at least two years in prison, and depending on the circumstances of the crime, potentially a much longer time in prison.
In the state of Texas, individuals charged with a felony for assault and battery could be facing the following penalties:
- First Degree Felony—5 to 99 years or life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
- Second Degree Felony—2 to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
- Third Degree Felony—2 to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to simply hope for the best. I can stand up in your defense and utilize my extensive litigation skills to help you obtain the most favorable case outcome.
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and afraid after you’ve been accused of assault. Many individuals wrongly assume that their only option is to plead guilty; this is simply not the case.
While it is true that you could be facing very serious penalties with a conviction, it may be possible to avoid or reduce those penalties.
Contact a San Antonio Felony Assault Charges Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested on suspicion of assault contact my office for a free initial consultation (210) 812-2833.