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Fort Bend County
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. 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.
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.
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, 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.
What is 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
Contact Our Assault Attorney 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.
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- Dismissed day of trial Felon in Possession of Firearm
- Dismissed Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child under the age of 14
- Dismissed Assault Causing Bodily Injury
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
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.
We are here to help you get through this difficult time, so don't wait to give us a call to schedule your initial, confidential consultation.