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Aggravated Assault

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San Antonio Aggravated Assault Lawyers

Violent Crime Representation in Texas

In the state of Texas, assault charges are treated extremely seriously. Even the most minor assault charge, simple assault, can invoke harsh consequences. Being accused of committing aggravated assault, which tends to involve larger acts of violence, puts you in an even more precarious position. If the victim is alleging serious injuries, or felt “threatened,” you could be liable for expensive fines and a lengthy prison sentence, if convicted.

When you have been accused, quickly get in touch with our aggravated assault attorneys in San Antonio. The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC understands how the prosecution works and can employ powerful strategies to defend you against unfair accusations. Our criminal defense lawyers make sure your side of the story is heard in court.

Contact us now at (210) 702-2203 so our experienced team can answer your questions.

What Is Aggravated Assault in the State of Texas?

Unlike simple assaults, those that are classified as “aggravated” are also considered felonies in the eyes of the law.

Some of the behaviors that constitute aggravated assault include:

  • Hitting someone with a dangerous object or any form of weapon, or threatening to hit someone
  • Using firearms against another person
  • Threatening murder while holding a firearm
  • Willfully assaulting a victim with the goal of accomplishing another felony, including rape or robbery
  • Assaulting someone while disguising your true identity
  • Any aggressive behavior that results in another person experiencing serious bodily harm

Penalties for Aggravated Assault

No one wants to be convicted of any kind of assault charge, but being charged with aggravated assault is much more serious since the laws are so stringent. Not do the penalties for a conviction result in lengthy incarceration and hefty fines, but they leave a permanent mark on your record that is be difficult or even possible to ever remove.

Depending on whether your aggravated assault charge is classified in the first or second degree, you could face the following:

  • First-degree felony – five years to a lifetime in prison
  • Second-degree felony – two years to a maximum of 20 years in prison

Powerful Defense against Aggravated Assault Charges

When you have been accused of this serious crime, it is important to get in touch with our team at The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC. In many cases, these situations arise from the need to use self-defense against a perpetrator who is threatening to harm you or a loved one. In other circumstances, eyewitnesses are simply unreliable and make regrettable mistakes that could cost you your freedom. Trust us to build a strong case in your defense.

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