Assaults are one of the most common crimes in Texas. Despite the commonality, criminal assault charges are incredibly serious. If you were charged with assault in Amarillo, you have the right to an attorney. Contact Freeman & Nance immediately. We can protect your rights and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Do I Really Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?
Many people make the mistake of not utilizing applicable defenses. This is particularly true for those charged with assault. Because it is not necessary for the alleged offender to physically touch another person to be charged with assault, many people wrongly believe the case will be dropped after they “tell their side of the story.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. Depending on the case, you could be facing major fines, jail time, or even a prison sentence. Protect yourself and get help through the court process by hiring an experienced Texas criminal law attorney.
Types of Assault in Texas
Under Texas law, there are several different types of criminal assault. These include:
- Felony assault
- Assault, family violence
- Assault causing bodily injury
- Assault by contact
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Intoxication assault
The penalty for an assault varies based on the type of assault and the unique circumstances of the crime. Some assaults are considered misdemeanors, with penalties less severe than felony assault; however, regardless of the type of assault, if you have been charged it is incredibly important that you do not volunteer any information without a lawyer present. Do not speak with law enforcement until you have consulted an attorney. You may think there is no harm in providing simple details of the event, but the information you provide could be used against you.
Amarillo Criminal Assault Lawyers
At Freeman & Nance, our Amarillo based lawyers have over twenty-five years of combined experience helping everyday people with legal issues. We believe everyone has the right to excellent legal representation and we work hard to protect our clients’ interests while quickly and efficiently resolving their cases. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our aggressive criminal law attorneys to see how we can help.