Get an Austin Criminal Attorney on Your Side
Facing assault charges can be an extremely difficult experience. It is important that you understand the severity of the situation and that you retain the legal assistance that you need in your situation.
Assault is the crime of intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person or threatening another with imminent bodily injury. In some cases, any unwanted physical contact can be considered assault. Depending on the specifics of your circumstances, you could be charged with a misdemeanor offense of simple assault, which can carry up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
The crime of aggravated assault either involves the use of a weapon or results in serious bodily injury. This crime is a second-degree felony and carries up to 20 years in state prison along with fines of up to $10,000. Because this is a felony charge, you will incur a criminal record if you are convicted that can prevent you from obtaining employment, housing, and other benefits that require a background check. Retaining skilled representation to pursue a favorable outcome in court is essential to your future.
Defending Your Case in Court
Facing charges of assault can be emotionally traumatic. As it is a violent crime, you could face some serious penalties, so it is crucial to your future that you have experienced legal assistance on your side.
The Law Office of Richard T. Jones has more than two decades of experience in handling various criminal defense matters. The attorney can provide you with the representation that you need. Utilize the free case evaluation to obtain answers and advice regarding your situation.
Contact the attorney today to discuss your case and to begin the process of retaining the representation you need.