Houston Aggravated Assault Defense: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties
Section 22.01 of the Texas Penal Code defines assault as happening whenever an individual “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse.” Assault becomes aggravated assault if the defendant:
- Knowingly attacked a public servant.
- Had previously been convicted of certain violent crimes.
- Suffocated or strangled his victims
- Is an inmate who attacked a worker at a correctional facility
- Assaulted an on-duty security guard
- Hit an elderly or disabled person
Get expert help for aggravated assault. Call the Law Office of Greg Tsioros at (832)752-5972.
Stiff Punishments for Aggravated Assault
Aggravated assault is more severe than general assault. Therefore, aggravated assault is classified as either a second-degree or third-degree felony. The penalties for aggravated assault can include:
- Two to 20 years in prison
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Forced community service
- Mandatory anger management counseling
- Forfeiture of handgun privileges
For help against aggravated assault charges, call Greg Tsioros at (832)752-5972.
Preparing a Line of Defense Against Aggravated Assault
One of the first things an aggravated assault attorney will do is look for any affirmative defenses. Affirmative defenses do not purge a defendant of guilt, but instead serve to mitigate the severity of the charges against him. Since no two sets of facts are the same, it is vitally important that an attorney does not allow the state of Texas to demand the same sanctions in each and every case.
The state of Texas will sometimes not have enough evidence to convict a defendant. If this is the case, an aggravated assault defense attorney will work hard to reduce or even drop the charges because the government ultimately carries the burden of proof in most legal matters.
Call on a Aggravated Assault Attorney
Greg Tsioros began his legal career by working for the Harris County prosecutor’s office. During that time, he prosecuted a number of aggravated assault cases and is therefore very familiar with how they are handled by the state of Texas. When you choose Mr. Tsioros as your criminal defense lawyer, he will use this knowledge to defend your constitutional rights.
For a complimentary legal consultation, call the Law Office of Greg Tsioros at (832)752-5972.