Fort Bend County Aggravated Assault Attorney
Attorney Brandon Sims Protects the Rights & Freedom of Clients in the
Greater Houston Area
When a physical altercation occurs between two or more individuals, it
often leads to
assault charges. However, if serious injuries or threats with a deadly weapon
are used, an assault charge would be elevated to “aggravated assault,”
which is a felony offense that can result in prison time.
If you have been arrested for aggravated assault in Texas,
The Sims Law Firm, PLLC is committed to helping you avoid harsh penalties and get your life back
on the right track. With over a decade of legal experience, our Fort Bend
County aggravated assault defense attorney can review your case, determine
all your legal options, and obtain the best possible outcome in court.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced Fort Bend County aggravated
assault defense lawyer.
Texas Aggravated Assault Laws & Penalties
According to state law, aggravated assault is defined as intentionally
or recklessly inflicting serious bodily harm to someone or using/showing
a deadly weapon while committing an assault-related offense. Seriously
bodily harm means injury that can potentially lead to death, impairment
or loss of a bodily function or organ, or permanent disfigurement.
Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony, punishable by a maximum 20-year
prison sentence and a fine no more than $10,000. But if the
violent crime involves a deadly weapon, injury to a public servant, a family member,
injury to a security officer who is on duty, or retaliation against a
crime witness, it may be upgraded to a first-degree felony, which carries
a maximum 99-year prison term and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Ready to Defend You Today
Due to the severity of the penalties, it is in your best interest to have
criminal defense attorney on your side to help you either get your entire case dismissed
or obtain a favorable plea deal. Remember, just because you have been
arrested doesn’t mean that you are guilty, so let our firm fight for you.
Call (713) 766-1445 to schedule your
free consultation immediately.