If you need criminal defense lawyers for assault and battery, call our firm today. Our managing partner is a former prosecutor, and collectively we have decades of experience handling all types of assault cases. Our attorneys will protect your rights. Texas law allows for a wide range of activities that allow law enforcement to arrest someone for assault; however, at its basic level, the unwanted touching of another is all that is required.
When the word assault is used, people might think of a bar fight or two guys fist-fighting over a girl, or, in today's age, two girls fist-fighting over who knows what. If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault, it most likely is more complicated than those scenarios. Invoke your right to an attorney, and retain one of our criminal defense attorneys. Once you hire an attorney, your communication is privileged, meaning your story is protected.
Most frequently, assaults are the result of two or more people involved in a complicated situation, and it is extremely difficult to determine who is at fault and who the victim is. This job is especially difficult for law enforcement, and despite their best effort at an investigation and assessment, they make a judgment call on who to arrest. If you are reading this page, it probably means you or a loved one has been arrested. Reaching out to our law firm can make all the difference for your assault case.
A criminal defense lawyer's track record and history dealing with the district attorney's office is important. Because our managing partner is a former assistant district attorney, we have the experience and empathy to understand and relate to the district attorney. Our attorneys have walked in their shoes, meaning we understand the other side's job. We have offices in Fort Worth, Dallas, Plano, Granbury, and Tyler, but we handle criminal cases across the state.
If your assault case involves an alleged victim who went to the hospital, the hospital records are crucial in determining what exactly is wrong and exactly what the damage is, if any. Often times, the statements given to law enforcement do not match up with what is in the medical records that are produced by the hospital. Our experience can assist you in this area. We know how to navigate the assault side of the criminal justice system. Always stand up for yourself. Allow your rights to be protected, and hold the government to their burden of proof. You might be surprised at what falls your way when you do.
Depending on the degree of injury, assault cases can be filed as a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by fine only, or as a felony, or any level in between. Assault charges also can be enhanced. This means that if you previously have been convicted of an assault charge, what otherwise might be a lower charge offense might be enhanced to a higher degree of crime. Regardless of what level law enforcement files your case in, we strongly suggest that you retain competent legal counsel. According to the rules, you can represent yourself; however, we do not recommend it. If you, a close friend or relative, needs the best assault lawyers, contact us today.