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- “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.