San Antonio Assault Defense Lawyer
Offering the Results-Driven Defense Services You Need
Assault is a serious crime that carries severe and often life-changing penalties upon conviction. If you have been charged with any type of assault, you need a trusted criminal defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible.
In your time of need, turn to The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC. Our assault defense attorney in San Antonio understands what you are going through and can serve as your fearless advocate throughout the process. We are eager to hear your story and help you move forward toward a positive resolution.
Aggressively Fighting Assault Charges
Texas recognizes several different types of assault. Each type ranges in severity and carries its own potential penalties. The circumstances of the alleged incident will dictate the type of assault you face.
At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we defend against all types of assault, including:
- Simple assault: Simple assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the incident. Simple assault involves knowingly or intentionally injuring someone, threatening to injure someone, or causing physical contact that is provocative or offensive.
- Domestic assault: This is any type of assault against a family or household member. Depending on the circumstances, domestic assault can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
- Aggravated assault: Aggravated assault is assault that results in serious bodily injury to the victim or that involves the use of a deadly weapon. It is a second-degree felony.
- Sexual assault: This type of assault is sexual in nature, including rape and molestation. It is a second-degree felony. Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony.
Depending on the charges against you, you could be facing jail time, fines, probation, and other serious penalties if convicted. You need and deserve the advocacy of our San Antonio assault defense attorney.