Houston Aggravated Assault Attorney

Expert Aggravated Assault Attorney Serving Houston

Houston Aggravated Assault LawyersAggravated assault is codified into Texas law under Penal Code Section 22.02. Pursuant to the code, an aggravated assault occurs when a person:

    • “Causes serious bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse; or
    • Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault.”

    Penalties For Aggravated Assault In Texas

    Generally, you will be charged with a second-degree felony punishable by up to twenty (20) years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If, however, a deadly weapon is used during the assault, causing serious bodily injury to a family member, then you could be facing a felony of the first degree. If convicted of a 1st-degree felony, you could face life imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

    Additional aggravating factors that could enhance sentencing include if the victim was a public servant, a witness or information, or a security officer. Additionally, if a person knowingly and recklessly discharges a firearm toward a building causing serious bodily injury to another person, they may be charged with a first-degree felony.

    Consequences For Aggravated Assault

    In addition to criminal sanctions, a conviction for aggravated assault could result in the inability to qualify for student loans, loss of your employment, loss of your professional license, issuance of a protective order, and the failure to obtain a gun permit.

    Find The Right Houston Aggravated Assault Attorney To Represent You

    If you are charged with aggravated assault, you need an experienced assault defense lawyer. A criminal conviction for aggravated assault can result in state imprisonment. You cannot afford to face these charges alone. James Alston is a former state and federal prosecutor who will fight hard to protect your interests and get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact Houston Aggravated Assault Attorney James Alston today to schedule a free consultation.