If police officers question you or arrest you for assault in Carrollton, our lawyers can seek the best possible outcome by building your defense. You do not want to try to fight these allegations on your own. If convicted of assault in Carrollton, TX, you could face serious consequences, including time behind bars and significant fines.
A Carrollton criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can assess your case and begin building a strong defense for you today. There are many ways our attorneys can seek a more positive outcome in these cases. Let us answer your questions and represent you during this difficult time.
Let Our Carrollton Assault Lawyer Help You Understand the Prosecutor’s Case
Before you can understand the allegations against you or the charges you face, you need to know how Texas law defines assault and what is necessary to get a conviction. Our Carrollton assault defense attorney can explain this to you in detail after getting started on your case. There are three primary parts to Texas Penal Code Chapter 22: Assaultive Offenses:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another
- Intentionally or knowingly threatening someone else with imminent bodily injury
- Intentionally or knowingly causing physical contact with someone else when you know (or should reasonably believe) that they will find the contact as offensive or provocative
Our staff includes former prosecutors and judges. We know what it takes to get an assault conviction in Texas. We know how essential it is to ensure that the police and prosecutors do not have access to evidence to show all of the necessary factors, including:
- There was an assault
- Our client played a role in the assault
- Our client was the offender who caused or threatened harm
- Our client did not act in self-defense or in an accidental manner
The evidence available differs greatly. Sometimes something seemingly insignificant can make or break a case. In a Carrollton assault case, police detectives seek evidence that could include:
- Video of the altercation
- The responding officer’s official incident report and testimony
- Eyewitness statements
- Evidence of any physical injuries
Our attorneys analyze the available evidence, too. We seek to understand what happened and develop a strong defense strategy based on that. Often, our client claims they acted in self-defense, or the injuries occurred by accident. Either of these can be defenses under certain circumstances. We also employ many other strategies when representing clients in these cases.
Our Carrollton Assault Attorney Can Help Reduce the Consequences You Could Face
One of the most important factors when determining how severe the penalties could be if convicted of a Texas assault offense is how the court charges the crime. If they opt to charge you with a misdemeanor, the consequences you could face if convicted are not as severe as if they charge you with a felony.
Generally, you might face a misdemeanor charge if:
- There were no injuries
- The injuries were minor
- You do not have prior convictions of similar crimes
The possible sentences for a misdemeanor conviction vary from a $500 fine for a Class C conviction to up to 180 days in jail and/or a $2,000 fine for a Class B conviction to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine for a Class A conviction.
Felony charges are more likely if the victim suffered significant injuries or you have a previous record of a violent offense. The degree of felony charge also matters because each degree has sentencing guidelines that set the minimum and maximum time behind bars. All felony convictions could come with a $10,000 fine. Sentences could include:
- State Jail Felony: 180 days up to two years in a state jail
- Third-Degree Felony: At least two years and up to ten years in a state prison
- Second-Degree Felony: A minimum of two years and up to 20 years in a state facility
- First-Degree Felony: At least five years and up to 99 years in prison
Possible Defense Strategies in a Carrollton, Texas, Assault Case
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our team has decades of experience handling cases like yours. We have helped countless clients fight assault allegations. Not only are we familiar with these proceedings in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties, but our founder, Attorney Randall B. Isenberg, is a former Senior Chief Felony Prosecutor and State District Trial Judge. We know how these cases work inside and out.
Our case results show we work hard to:
- Stop the charges before they are filed
- Bar evidence from the court
- Get the charges dismissed
- Reduce the severity of charges our clients face
- Negotiate a sentencing deal to eliminate or reduce time behind bars
- Present compelling evidence and get our client acquitted
Our goal is the best possible outcome in your case based on the circumstances and case facts. What that could look like depends greatly on the evidence and what happened. Our attorneys develop defense strategies and fight to get the best possible result for our clients. Sometimes, this could be clearing your name. In other cases, it is getting a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor.
We cannot guarantee any particular outcome in your case, but we know how to navigate the process and will be by your side aggressively pursuing a more positive result.
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Work With Our Criminal Defense Team About Your Carrollton Assault Allegations
Our criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg represent clients facing Texas assault charges regularly. We know how these cases work, what prosecutors need to prove, and the many possible defense strategies we can employ to help our clients get a more positive outcome. We understand how serious these charges are. You do not have to face this difficult time alone.
Contact us as soon as you learn about the allegations against you, and we can go to work immediately.