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Conroe Assault Lawyers

Conroe, TX assault defense attorney

Montgomery County Attorneys for Assault Charges

Accusations of assault can occur in a variety of situations, ranging from arguments that escalate into physical confrontations to attacks on someone with the intent to cause injuries. While assault may seem to be a relatively minor crime, it can result in multiple types of serious penalties depending on the circumstances involved in a case. In some cases, assault charges may be coupled with accusations of family violence, while in others, a person may face weapons charges in addition to those involving assault. To defend against these types of charges, it is important to work with a criminal defense attorney who has experience in this area of the law.

The lawyers at Pullan & Young have represented clients in numerous cases involving assault, family violence, and other criminal offenses. In addition to our experience as defense attorneys, we have worked as prosecutors, which gives us knowledge of the tactics that may be used when pursuing charges against an alleged offender. With our unparalleled knowledge of the law and our understanding of the most effective defense strategies, we can help people charged with assault or violent crimes determine how they can resolve their cases quickly and effectively.

Assault and Aggravated Assault Charges in Texas

The offense of assault usually involves the intentional infliction of bodily injuries. For example, if a person was involved in an argument at a bar that escalated into a fistfight, and they punched the other person and broke their nose, this may be considered assault. Assault may also involve threats to inflict injuries, and a person could potentially be charged with this offense even if they did not follow up on their threats. Assault charges may even be pursued in situations where a person allegedly came into contact with someone else while knowing that the other party would consider this contact to be provocative or insulting. This means that seemingly minor actions, such as shoving someone during an argument, could potentially result in criminal charges.

In many cases, "simple" assault involving the infliction of injuries will be charged as a Class A misdemeanor, and a conviction for this offense may lead to a jail sentence of up to one year and/or a maximum $4,000 fine. If assault was allegedly committed against a public servant such as a police officer, judge, prosecutor, or government official, a person may be charged with a third degree felony, and they could be sentenced to two to 10 years in prison and fined up to $10,000.

Assault involving threats or provocative contact is usually charged as a Class C misdemeanor, which can be punished by a $500 fine. However, assault involving provocative contact against an elderly or disabled person is a Class A misdemeanor. Assault involving threats or provocative contact against a sports participant such as an athlete, official, or coach may result in Class B misdemeanor charges, and an offender may face a sentence of up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.

The more serious offense of aggravated assault may apply in situations where a person allegedly inflicted serious bodily injuries or was armed with a deadly weapon such as a gun or knife. In these situations, serious injuries may include any forms of bodily harm that had a high risk of death or resulted in permanent disabilities or significant disfigurement. Aggravated assault is usually charged as a second degree felony, and a conviction may lead to a sentence of two to 20 years in prison. First degree felony charges may apply if aggravated assault was allegedly committed against a public servant, process server, or security officer or if a person allegedly fired a gun from a motor vehicle toward a building or vehicle and caused someone to suffer serious bodily harm. A first degree felony conviction carries a sentence of five to 99 years in prison.

Contact Our Conroe, Texas Assault Charges Defense Lawyers

If you have been accused of assault in Texas, the criminal defense attorneys of Pullan & Young can help you defend against these charges and seek a favorable outcome for your case. We will review your case thoroughly and offer comprehensive advice on the options available to you and the best steps to take to avoid a conviction or limit the penalties that may apply to you. Contact our office today at 936-647-1540 to arrange a free consultation.

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