Dallas Assault Defense Lawyer
Contesting Assault Charges in North Texas
Have you been charged or arrested for assault or aggravated assault? If so, you should contact Dallas criminal defense lawyer Nelson Knight as soon as possible. Assault and aggravated assault charges are serious and depending on the specific circumstances and severity of the charge, you could be facing heavy fines and possible jail or prison time if convicted.
Dallas criminal defense attorney Nelson Knight has successfully defended clients against a variety of criminal charges. As a former prosecutor, he fully understands what it takes to avoid a conviction and how the prosecution operates. We may be able to help you or someone you care about who has been charged if you are looking for a qualified Dallas criminal defense attorney.
What penalties am I facing?
By "assault" is meant any incident where an individual intentionally or recklessly threatens or causes bodily harm to another. It also includes the intentional physical contact with another that is knowingly inappropriate or offensive.
Punishments for assault convictions depend in part on the specific nature of the offense:
- Simple assault without injury carries up to $500 in fines
- Simple assault resulting in minor injuries carries up to $4,000 in fines and up to 1 year in jail
- Assault of a public servant or government official carries up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
- Aggravated assault causes serious injury or involves a weapon and carries 2 to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
Fighting for the Rights of the Accused
You need a lawyer on your side that knows what you are going through and is dedicated to helping clients beat serious criminal charges such as assault and aggravated assault.
Sometimes a person is accused of assault while acting in self-defense. You are legally allowed to defend yourself using a reasonable amount of force. A Dallas criminal defense attorney from the firm can challenge any accusations of assault leveled against you to work towards a positive resolution for your case.
Contact a Dallas assault defense attorney at the firm to help you avoid fines and prison time.