Legal Defense for Assault in San Angelo
Navigate a Complex Legal System with Our Experienced Attorney
Laws governing assault charges in Texas are precise and unique. A variety
of gestures beyond a simple punch can be considered and charged as assault.
Our criminal defense attorney crafts your specific defense based on an
in-depth knowledge of criminal law, gathered from many years of experience
in the field.
You are not alone in facing your charges, and you should never be. As soon as you think
you may be charged with assault, contact our firm for fast access to our
premier criminal defense team. Skinner Law Firm acts quickly to make sure
your rights are protected and that you are provided with the best possible
defense for your case.
Contact us to get a San Angelo criminal defense attorney fighting for your rights.
Misdemeanor Versus Felony Assault Charges
Although being charged with a misdemeanor is not ideal, consequences are
significantly lighter than those of a felony charge. Sentencing for misdemeanors
often includes fines of not more than $1000 and jail time not to exceed
one year. Alternatively, a felony can range from two to ten years in prison,
as well as significantly larger fines.
An assault is often considered a felony when it involves:
- Domestic violence
- Police officers
- Government workers
- Emergency personnel
- Security guards
- Sexual assault
Defenses for assault charges depend upon the particular circumstances regarding
your case; however, defenses that are commonly utilized include self-defense,
misunderstanding, lack of actual physical contact, and questionable or
lack of eyewitness testimony. Only after a personalized review of your
case can we recommend the best course of defense. Skinner Law Firm has
served San Angelo and Tom Green County since 2010, and we are proud of our
high AVVO rating and steady record of client satisfaction.
Consultations can be scheduled with our San Angelo criminal defense office by calling (325) 939-8352.