Dallas Assault Lawyer
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Dallas-Fort Worth Lawyer Aggressively Defends Against Misdemeanor Assault and Felony Aggravated Assault Charges
What is Assault?
Assault is an act of violence or a threat of violence. Because an assault charge is violent in nature, judges take these cases very seriously. Depending on the individual circumstances of the situation and whether or not you were carrying a weapon, assault charges can be misdemeanor or felony.
If a police or other law enforcement officer witnesses a person striking or try to cause bodily harm to another person, they can arrest the individual immediately and charge them with assault. However, if the accusation is heresay, the judge and accuser must make statements and file for an arrest warrant before the charges are made. Because assault charges are taken so seriously, this stipulation aims to diminish false accusations. There is, however, one exception to this rule. If the allegations are of domestic violence, the police officer can make the arrest and charge the accused without witnessing the attack or threats firsthand.
A person does not need to physically touch another to be charged with assault. Simply threatening violence and invoking fear in the other person is enough for a police officer to charge someone. In cases like this where there is no violence, only threats, a conviction can mean fines of up to $500!
What is simple assault? If someone sustains minor injuries in an altercation where physical violence occurs, the aggressor can be charged with simple assault. Simple assault is a Class C misdemeanor. A simple assault conviction is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $4,000.
However, if the prosecutors have cause to enhance the charges, they could increase the severity of the charges to a third degree felony punishable by up to a $10,000 and up to 10 years in prison.
Charges can be enhanced, or elevated in severity, if the victim is a senior citizen or a referee. Enhancements are more severe if the alleged victim is a public servant; an emergency personnel worker such as a fire fighter, police officer, EMTs and Paramedics, or state trooper; and if the act qualifies as domestic or family violence.
Aggravated assault convictions can be punishable by life in prison. Aggravated assault occurs when someone commits assault while holding or possessing a firearm. They need not use the gun while the crime was committed to have the assault charges enhanced to aggravated assault. If you are facing these extremely severe charges, call our Dallas aggravated assault charge lawyers today at (972) 908-0702.
Falsely Accused of Assault?
It can and does happen. Because assault charges can be filed without physical content, or when gently physical contact is made that someone might find offensive or provocative (a slight tap on the shoulder could lead to a false accusation of assault), getting a skilled legal defense team on your side is critical. If you find yourself falsely accused of assault in Texas, we can help
Whether you have been charged with misdemeanor assault or felony aggravated assault, you should you need to hire a criminal defense team who know how to handle cases like these.
Our Dallas assault lawyers Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law utilize years of experience successfully defending and protecting the rights of individuals in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and throughout the entire state of Texas against allegations of violence.
To discuss your Texas misdemeanor assault crime or felony aggravated assault charges with an experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer, call Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law to schedule a confidential consultation at (972) 908-0702.
Assault Defense Lawyers: On Your Side
We aggressively defend people who have been falsely accused and are facing assault charges in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and throughout Texas. We have helped many people just like you fight these allegations in court, and restore their reputations.
If you have been charged with criminal assault, including misdemeanor assault or felony aggravated assault, or if you are being investigated for state or federal assault charges, it is important to seek counsel from an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Contact an Experienced and Successful Dallas Texas Assault Crime Defense Lawyer
Tim Clancy utilizes years of experience to aggressively defend clients. If you are facing misdemeanor assault charges or a felony aggravated assault charge, and need an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer, we can help.
For additional information about misdemeanor or felony assault laws in Texas, schedule a confidential consultation by calling us at (972) 908-0702. If you prefer, fill out our contact form and we will contact you.
Located in McKinney Place in Dallas, Texas, the criminal defense lawyers of Clancy & Clancy Attorneys at Law defend individuals facing DWI charges and all alcohol-related charges. These include: drivers license suspension, occupational driver’s license, underage drinking, public intoxication, driving under the influence, dui, driving while intoxicated, dwi, dwi conviction, alr hearing or DWI arrest throughout North Texas, including individuals throughout the communities in and around the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Mesquite, Irving, Oak Cliff, University Park, Highland Park, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Southlake, Keller, Grapevine and Lewisville. Clancy & Clancy represents individuals charged with state or federal crimes in and around Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Henderson and Tarrant Counties.