Assault. Domestic Violence. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. These are just some of the charge that you might be facing. The Aragon Law Firm represents those charged with the full spectrum of Assaultive Charges. An Assault charge is a serious thing. No matter if it is a Misdemeanor, or a Felony Assault charge, you are going to need someone to guide your through the Criminal Justice system, and have your interests in mind.
First, as with any criminal charge, you have more options out of Jail than in Jail. If you have a pending warrant for an Assault charge, you should Call the Aragon Law Firm immediately to schedule a Free Consultation and get that Warrant taken care of. If you are out on bond, it is important to stay out of Jail. This means following your bond conditions very carefully. Discuss this with your Criminal Defense Attorney, and make sure you are in compliance.
Next, don’t ignore your charge. A Criminal Charge will not go away if you ignore it. Engage with your Lawyer, and participate in your Defense. In many Assault Charges, this means securing an Affidavit of Non-Prosecution, relaying helpful voicemails, emails, and texts. This can also mean diligently completing any counseling that is assessed.
Finally, understand that this is a process. At the Aragon Law Firm, all of your options, especially the option of going to a Jury Trial, are discussed. Usually the most stressful part of a Criminal Charge is not knowing what is going to happen next. The Aragon Law Firm works to answer those questions, even before you even know to ask them. The goal is to avoid any surprises, and be fully advised of your rights and options.
All of this involves open communication with your Defense Lawyer. A lawyer-client relationship in the context of a Criminal Charge can be one of the most important relationships to your future. The decisions made in the handling of a Criminal Charge, can change your life.
Know the Texas Assault Statute
(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or
(3) intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed against:
(1) a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant;…
Read the entire Statute by clicking on this link. Section 22.01 of the Texas Penal Code