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Accused of Aggravated Assault in Fort Bend County?

Call (713) 766-1445 to Let Attorney Brandon Sims Protect Your Rights & Freedom

When a physical altercation occurs between two or more individuals, it often leads to assault charges. However, if serious injuries or threats to cause such injuries are involved, 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 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 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.

However, knowingly firing a gun at another person or inside of private or public property, or recklessly creating an imminent risk of serious injury can be considered “deadly conduct.” For example, if a road rage incident involves attempting to run another vehicle off the road, placing the other driver in danger of serious injury can be charged as deadly misconduct.

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, injury to a security officer who is on duty, or retaliation against a crime witness, it is a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum 99-year prison term and a fine not exceeding $10,000.

On the other hand, deadly misconduct is a Class A misdemeanor, which results in a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum $4,000 fine. But if the crime involved firing a gun, it is a third-degree felony that is punishable by a prison term of up to two years and a maximum $10,000 fine.

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Due to the severity of the penalties, it is in your best interest to have an experienced 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.

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  1. Remember that time is of the essence. Stalling or failing to retain legal counsel makes it more difficult to gather witness statements and favorable evidence while memories are fresh. Additionally, relevant evidence in your case may only be retained by law enforcement for a short amount of time.
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