Fort Bend County Assault Attorney
Serving Clients 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.
You need professional legal advocacy at this time!
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.
Do not wait until it's too late to fight back for your freedom. Learn more
about your potential defense options by calling (713) 766-1445 or
contacting our Fort Bend County assault defense lawyer online.
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.
How Our Assault Defense Firm in Fort Bend Can Help You
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,
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.
Various Types of Assault Charges in Texas
Simple Assault Charges
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
Domestic Violence or Assault
If "family violence" is involved in the assault, you should contact
a criminal defense attorney BEFORE deciding whether to enter a plea or
go to trial. Brandon Sims can explain to you all the various consequences
associated with being convicted of a
family violence charge, which will most likely affect your decision.
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
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
Find the tough defense you need at The Sims Law Firm, PLLC. Call (713) 766-1445
for a FREE consultation!
Any and all types of assault charges are extremely serious and carry substantial
jail or prison sentences and other life-changing repercussions.
Do Not Stand Alone at this Time!
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 13 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.