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.
Assault Family Violence-DISMISSED:
Client was facing an assault family violence charge arising from a call to police by an intoxicated family member. This offense has a lot of negative collateral consequences. Client denied the allegation and the complainant did not want to prosecute him. An affidavit of non-prosecution was presented to the Prosecutor, who chose to go forward with the case. We set it for trial and Daphne Previti secured a dismissal on the day of trial.