Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon

If you have been charged with aggravated assault in Texas, you could be facing a substantial prison sentence, the loss of your job, a felony criminal record and other serious consequences. You need an experienced, dedicated defense attorney on your side.

At the Rosales Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 25 years' combined experience defending clients against violent crimes, including assault and aggravated assault. We are committed to helping you avoid the consequences of a conviction and keep this charge off your criminal record.

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Certain factors can aggravate charges of assault, turning them into felonies that carry potential prison sentences of more than a year. The following are the two most common aggravated charges:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon: To convict you of this, the prosecutor needs to prove that you used a firearm or other deadly weapon to threaten someone with violence.
  • Assault resulting in serious bodily injury: To convict you of this, the prosecutor needs to prove that you physically struck someone who was seriously injured as a result.

The police do not always investigate these cases as well as they should. Very often, whoever "lost" a fight or called 911 first is treated as the "victim," regardless of who actually started the fight or who escalated the conflict by using more than a reasonable level of force.

If you hire our firm to represent you, we will carefully investigate the facts of your case, including your background and the background of your accuser. Despite the seriousness of these offenses, our experienced lawyers may be able to prevent you from going to jail, even if convicted. It may be possible to work toward a suspended sentence or probation.

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If you have been charged with aggravated assault in El Paso, Socorro or surrounding communities in Texas, our lawyers are here to help. Contact our office today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at 915-219-5516 or via e-mail. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.

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