Aggravated Assault

El Paso Aggravated Assault Attorney

Experience Trying Numerous Misdemeanor & Felony Cases

Aggravated assault is a felony charge that carries serious conviction penalties. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer to prepare a strong defense and protect your rights. At Joseph Veith Law, our El Paso aggravated assault attorney has more than a decade of legal experience, both as a defense lawyer and former prosecutor. He uses his varied experience for the benefit of our clients.

Please call (915) 600-6045 for experienced legal representation.

Aggravated Assault in Texas

In Texas, aggravated assault is defined as intentionally, recklessly, or knowingly causing serious bodily injury, including threatening someone with bodily injury. Charges also arise when a deadly weapon is used during an assault. Depending on the circumstances, this offense may be charged as a second- or first-degree felony.

Aggravated assault may result in first-degree felony charges when:

  • A deadly weapon is used in an assault against a family member, intimate partner, or member of the same household
  • The offense is committed by a public worker when working in an official capacity
  • The victim is a public servant working in his or her official duties
  • The victim is a security officer
  • The actor carried out the offense to retaliate against a witness
  • A firearm is discharged from a car at a house or another vehicle, and someone suffers serious injury

In order to rise to the level of “serious bodily injury” the injury must result in permanent disfigurement, impairment of the function of a part of the body, create a substantial risk of death, or cause death. Whether you are charged with a second- or first-degree felony, you could be facing serious legal consequences.

What Are the Penalties for Aggravated Assault in Texas?

Depending on the level of charge you are facing, the criminal penalties for aggravated assault charges vary. In addition to the details of the alleged offense, any prior misdemeanor or felony convictions can result in more severe penalties.

The punishments for an aggravated assault conviction include:

  • 2 to 20 years in prison (second-degree felony)
  • 5 to 99 years in prison (first-degree felony)
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • Restitution for the victim

In some cases, the court may grant probation as an alternative to jail. The term for a felony is 10 years of probation, although the court may also sentence the defendant to up to 180 days in jail, followed by probation. You must comply with all conditions of probation, which may include maintaining employment, drug testing, completing treatment, and avoiding criminal activity.

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Our El Paso aggravated assault lawyer is a former prosecutor and trusted defense attorney with extensive knowledge of the law and local court systems. We evaluate your case to determine if there are grounds for dismissal, plea option, and the most effective strategy for your defense. Throughout the process, we fight to protect your rights.

If you are facing an aggravated assault charge, call (915) 600-6045 or fill out an online contact form to discuss your case during a free consultation.

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    Joseph R. Veith


    Criminal Defense, DWI, Personal Injury & Probate Attorney A former felony prosecutor at the El Paso DA’s Office, Joe has oriented his legal career towards civil and criminal litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Joe worked as a Staff Attorney at Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA), representing low income residents of El Paso, and the most vulnerable members of our community in various civil matters, fulfilling his desire to use his law degree to help achieve justice for residents ...

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