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Aggravated Assault

El Paso Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney

Protecting You from Violent Crime Allegations

Aggravated assault is a serious offense that can result in severe penalties. When you are facing an aggravated assault charge, you must take immediate action to protect your rights and future.

Setra Law Firm P.C. aggressively defends clients facing all types of assault charges. Our attorney has a proven track record of success in the courtroom. We are prepared to skillfully represent you at each stage of the legal process.

If you have been charged with aggravated assault, call our El Paso firm at (915) 221-9115 for a solid defense. Se habla español.

What Is Aggravated Assault in Texas?

In Texas, a person can be charged with aggravated assault if they:

  • Use or exhibit a deadly weapon while committing an assault
    Under Texas law, a deadly weapon is defined as any object that is capable of causing death or serious bodily harm. Such implements can include a gun or a knife. Even objects that are not typically considered weapons can be classified as deadly. For example, a broken beer bottle or a person's hands can be considered a deadly weapon.
  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause serious bodily injury to another person
    Under Texas law, serious bodily injury is any injury that
    • Causes a substantial risk of death
    • Causes serious permanent disfigurement or the loss or impairment of any body part
  • Intentionally or knowingly cause serious bodily injury to a family or household member, a current or former dating partner, or a person with whom they have a child

If you are convicted of aggravated assault, you can face the following penalties:

  • Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • First-degree felony: 5 to years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

In addition to these penalties, an aggravated assault conviction can have a significant impact on your personal and professional life. It is a violent crime, and a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. A background check can make it difficult to obtain employment, housing, and professional licenses. You could also lose certain civil rights, such as the right to vote or own a firearm.

How to Fight Aggravated Assault Charges

Being charged with aggravated assault does not mean that you will be convicted. There are a number of defenses that may be available to you. Our firm has various strategies we can use to protect your freedom.

Possible defenses to an aggravated assault charge include:

  • Consent
    If the alleged victim consented to the assault, you may have a valid defense. Generally, this defense claims that the victim engaged in “mutual combat,” and they took on the risk by agreeing to a fight.
  • Self-Defense
    If you were defending yourself, another person, or your property from harm, you may have a valid self-defense claim. In Texas, you have the right to use reasonable force to protect yourself or others from harm. You can also use force to protect your property when it is reasonably necessary to prevent the property from being taken or damaged.
  • False Allegations
    People often make false assault accusations out of anger, jealousy, or revenge. If you are the target of false allegations, we can help you collect evidence that proves your innocence.
  • Mistaken Identity
    It is not uncommon for a person to be misidentified as the perpetrator of a crime. This is especially true when a victim experiences a sudden attack, and they do not get a good look at the suspect. If you have been falsely accused of aggravated assault, we can work to gather evidence that shows you were not the person who committed the crime.

Our firm can carefully review the facts of your case and the evidence against you. Using this information, we can determine the most effective defense strategy for your case.

How Setra Law Firm P.C. Can Help You

When you hire our firm, we can:

  • Consult with Experts
    In some cases, it may be necessary to consult expert witnesses. For example, if you claim an act of self-defense, we could consult with a medical expert, and they may be able to verify the injuries you suffered. We have a network of experts we can turn to for assistance.
  • Conduct a Thorough Investigation
    To build a strong defense, we can thoroughly scrutinize the facts and evidence in your case. We can review the police reports, any video surveillance footage, and other evidence. If we find any inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution's case, we can exploit them to your advantage.
  • Develop a Strong Defense Strategy
    Based on the facts and evidence in your case, we can develop a defense on your behalf. We can aggressively challenge the prosecution's case. Our team works hard to get your charges reduced or dismissed. If necessary, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial.
  • Give You the Support and Guidance You Need
    We understand that being charged with a crime is incredibly stressful. When you hire our firm, we will be there with you at each stage of the legal process. We take the time to explain your rights and options. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions every step of the way.

Our El Paso aggravated assault defense team is standing by, so contact us online right away!

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