Charged With Assault? Yes, You Should Hire An Attorney.
People fight. We can let our emotions get the best of us. We can be protective of our friends and family members. We can let alcohol or drugs affect our judgment. When a wrong move leads to assault and battery charges, the consequences can last a lifetime. It is crucial you hire an attorney to protect your rights immediately.
If you find yourself in this situation anywhere in South Texas, the right move is to contact The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown, PC, in San Antonio. The lawyers at our office have extensive experience dealing with all types of assault charges and violent crimes, and we fight as if it was our future on the line.
You Face Severe Penalties For Assault In Texas
In Texas, assault charges can range from a misdemeanor simple assault to an aggravated felony. The level of offense with which you are charged depends on the circumstances. For instance, a prior conviction, the presence of a weapon, physical injury or involvement of a family member can increase the severity of the offense.
A conviction for assault or domestic assault could result in criminal and civil consequences such as:
- Jail time or a prison sentence
- Heavy fines
- The loss of your right to own or possess a firearm
- Jeopardizing your parental rights or resulting in supervised visitation
- Protective orders that prevent you from being with family members and staying at your own home
- Deportation or denial of citizenship if you are not a U.S. citizen
The district attorney, not the complainant, determines whether you will be prosecuted for a crime. You could face charges even if the complainant refuses or recants.
Do Not Hesitate To Call Us For Your Free Consultation
We make hiring a criminal defense attorney easy and affordable. We offer free initial consultations, answer our phones and email 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer flexible payment plans at a very competitive rate.
AUTO ACCIDENT – TOTAL SETTLEMENT: $130,000
The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown recently represented a client that was rear-ended by a driver who was texting and driving. The client sustained head trauma, a hematoma and a broken foot. After fighting with the insurance company of the distracted driver, The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown was able to reach a total settlement for the client of $130,000.
DWI 0.24 BLOOD – DISMISSED
Our Client was pulled over for allegedly swerving and driving without their headlights on. After the administration of the field sobriety tests, the client was arrested for DWI and their blood was taken. Attorney Bryan Orihel reviewed the blood results from the lab, and found multiple issues with the refrigeration of the blood sample and abnormalities in the actual test of the client’s blood. The case was set for trial in which the state DISMISSED all charges against our client.