If you face allegations, arrest, or charges of assault in Garland, Texas, you need to take the situation seriously. Depending on the circumstances, an assault conviction could result in time away from your family, financial hardship, and the start of a dark period in your life. Still, as it stands, you’re innocent until proven guilty––and a Garland assault lawyer can develop a strong defense and seek a positive outcome.
A Garland criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can go to work on your case today. We have someone available to discuss your case and next steps. Contact us as soon as you learn of the allegations against you or face an arrest.
Understanding Garland, TX, Assault Charges
Before we outline our legal services, we want to share important things about assault charges in Dallas County.
Under Texas Penal Code Chapter 22: Assaultive Offenses, an assault occurs when one person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes injuries or threatens another party with possible injury. To show a person is guilty of assault, prosecutors must prove:
- The accused party knew what they were doing (acting intentionally or recklessly).
- They caused or threatened imminent bodily injury to the victim or contacted them in a way they saw as offensive or provocative.
The evidence common in these cases includes the arresting officer’s observations, relevant medical records, eyewitness statements, and video of the alleged altercation.
What Are the Consequences of a Garland Assault Conviction?
The possible consequences of an assault conviction in Texas depend on the circumstances. When there is a threat of injury but no one is harmed, you might face a Class C misdemeanor charge. When the victim suffers a serious injury, you might face a first-degree felony charge. Other crimes fall somewhere in between.
What’s Simple Assault?
In general, a simple assault allegation involving minor injury or offensive contact with no injury will likely bring a misdemeanor charge. The sentence, if convicted, could include:
- Class C misdemeanor: Up to $500 in fines
- Class B misdemeanor: Up to 180 days in jail and/or up to $2,000 in fines
- Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail and/or up to $4,000 in fines
Make no mistake; there’s no such thing as “simple” assault. Despite the name, a conviction could cost you your freedom, reputation, and peace of mind.
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What’s Aggravated Assault?
If a victim suffers significant or catastrophic injuries, the perpetrator could face felony charges. When convicted of a felony offense, the sentence could include:
- State jail felony: 180 days to 2 years in state jail and up to $10,000 in fines
- Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- First-degree felony: 5 to 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
When you work with the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we aim for the best possible outcome. Depending on your situation, this could include having your charges dropped, reduced, or dismissed. We may also explore whether a plea deal with the prosecution could lessen the penalties you face.
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We Employ a Defense That Aims for the Best Possible Outcome
Our team develops strong defenses to fight for the best possible outcome for our clients. These defenses may include:
- Arguing the police identified the wrong assailant
- Providing an alibi
- Identifying ways the police mishandled the investigation
- Getting key evidence thrown out
- Showing you did not act intentionally
- Asserting that the injuries were not as severe as the alleged victim claims
Each case has unique circumstances, so there is no one-size-fits-all response. Our Garland, TX, team can develop a strong defense based on your case’s facts and help you fight for a positive outcome.
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How the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Can Help Your Garland Assault Case
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we know how Texas criminal law works and have the experience necessary to represent clients facing serious allegations. This includes assault and other violent crimes. For more than three decades, Attorney Randall B. Isenberg has managed criminal cases in Texas, holding roles such as:
- Former Senior Chief Felony Prosecutor
- State District Trial Judge
- Criminal defense attorney
As our case results show, our team of lawyers represents clients accused of serious misdemeanor and felony crimes. Depending on the circumstances, our team could help you by:
- Presenting strong evidence to clear your name before you face charges
- Getting the charges dismissed based on lack of evidence or poor-quality evidence
- Negotiating a plea agreement for a lesser charge
- Negotiating a sentencing agreement for alternative penalties
- Using pretrial motions to have select evidence barred from court
- Taking the case to trial and representing your best interests
There is no way to know which approach might be most effective in your case. As we investigate your case, we will explore the potential options for a defense strategy. We consider your criminal history, the details of the arrest, and other related factors when crafting your tailor-made defense.
Discuss Your Garland Assault Case With Our Team Today
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our criminal defense team can take your call and assess your case today. We meet with potential clients over the phone, via video call, and in person. We can meet with you in a city or Dallas County facility, at your home, or at another convenient location.
Let’s discuss your case, and let our team members answer your questions. We have someone available to answer your call when you need us most. Call us now to get started.