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Fort Bend County 
Assault Attorney

Defending Those Who Are Facing Assault Charges in the Greater Houston Area

If you have been arrested on an assault, assault-family violence, or aggravated assault charge, your freedom and reputation are at stake. With the help of our experienced criminal defense lawyer in Fort Bend County, we can protect your rights, freedoms, and interests for the long term. The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, serves clients throughout the greater Houston, Texas, area and can be trusted to help safeguard your rights and freedoms as well.

When you hire our Fort Bend criminal defense lawyer Brandon Sims, he will get to work on your case right away. He will attempt to preserve evidence, track down and interview witnesses, and conduct his own personal investigations to ensure you can present a formidable and credible defense.

Have you been arrested for assault? Call the Sims Law Firm, PLLC, today at (713) 766-1445 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our assault lawyer in Fort Bend County.

Why Hire The Sims Law Firm

Few other criminal allegations have higher stakes than assault or other violent crime charges. Even though it may seem like the entire justice system is working against you, if you have an aggressive defender on your side, you can fight back and regain control of your life.

Attorney Sims Offers Clients:

  • Free case consultations
  • Aggressive legal counsel
  • Proactive representation (in and out of court)
  • Constant case development updates
  • Relentless advocacy
  • Meticulous case investigations 
  • Compelling defense strategies

From reductions to complete case dismissals, we have helped countless former clients throughout Fort Bend County, the greater Houston area, and other surrounding areas in Texas. We are ready to do the same for you.

Understanding Assault Charges in Texas

Assault charges in Texas can range from simple assault to aggravated assault, with varying degrees of severity and potential penalties. It's important to understand the specific elements that constitute assault under Texas law and the potential consequences you may face if convicted.

Some key points to consider about assault charges in Texas:

  • Simple assault involves intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, threatening someone with imminent bodily injury, or physically contacting someone in a provocative or offensive manner.
  • Aggravated assault involves causing serious bodily injury to another person, using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault, or assaulting a public servant or family member.
  • Conviction of assault charges can result in fines, probation, community service, and potential jail time, depending on the severity of the offense.

It's crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced assault attorney who can provide a strong defense and protect your rights throughout the legal process. Contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC today to discuss your assault case and begin building a strategic defense.

What is Considered Simple Assault in Texas?

Texas law recognizes a charge called "simple assault," which is a Class C misdemeanor that can carry a maximum punishment of a $500 fine.

You cannot be given a jail or prison sentence for this type of offense. It is important to note that actual violence need not occur to result in a simple assault charge. Merely threatening someone could bring about a criminal arrest. 

Simple assault charges may include:

  • Assault by threat
  • Touching another individual in a way that was offensive

Class A Misdemeanor

If an offender allegedly causes bodily injury (i.e., pain) to another person, he or she will be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor. Unlike simple assault, some type of bodily injury must occur in order to be charged with this type of assault.

Potential penalties may include:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail
  • Up to $4,000 in legal fines

Is Assault a Felony in Texas?

A felony in Texas, and in general, is a more serious violation. A third-degree felony Texas assault charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. You may be charged with a third-degree felony if:

  • You assault someone you know is a public servant or government contractor
  • You have a previous domestic violence conviction, and you commit assault against a family member or someone you are romantically involved with

What is Aggravated Assault in Texas?

If an offender allegedly causes "serious bodily injury" or threatens to do so, he or she will be charged with Aggravated Assault, which is a second-degree felony.

Consequences may include:

  • 2 to 20 year range of punishment
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Felony Conviction

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

If an offender allegedly strikes another with a deadly weapon or merely exhibits a deadly weapon in a threatening manner, he or she will likely face a second-degree felony charge.

You may face the following criminal repercussions:

  • Sentence range of 2-20 years
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Felony Conviction

Get Started On Your Defense Today

If you are charged with any type of offense involving assault or violence, then you will need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to defend your name and protect you from these charges. The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, is ready to rise to the occasion when you need an aggressive defense!

Criminal defense lawyer Brandon Sims has over 15 years of legal experience and will strive to be accessible when you need him the most, either by phone, email, or in person. Our Fort Bend County assault lawyers understand that this can be an extremely stressful time in your life. Therefore, we promise to be easily accessible throughout our representation.

Contact the Sims Law Firm, PLLC, today to schedule a free consultation with our Fort Bend County assault attorney. 

Why Clients Trust The Sims Law Firm, PLLC

Success Starts With Putting up a Fight

By hiring Fort Bend County lawyers from The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. Their  lawyers have years of experience and provide knowledgeable legal representation. They will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need after suffering an injury.

Contact them today to get started on your case.


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    Why Choose
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    • Attorney Brandon Sims Will Handle Your Case From Start to Finish

    • Over 15 Years of Exclusively Practicing Criminal Law

    • Experienced¬†Former Prosecutor

    • Handled Over a Thousand Cases

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    Don't Wait to Protect Your Future

    If you hesitate to hire an attorney, it may become more difficult to obtain favorable evidence and/or locate witnesses that can testify on your behalf. The sooner you contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC the sooner we can discuss your charges and get started on your defense. 

    When you choose Attorney Brandon Sims, he will strategically anticipate and explain how the prosecution will present their case and plan accordingly in crafting your defense. Our firm believes that all individuals have the right to legal representation and that they are innocent until proven otherwise.

    We are here to help you get through this difficult time. Don't wait to give our Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney a call at (713) 766-1445 to schedule your initial, confidential consultation. 

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