Law enforcement takes a strong stand against violent crimes like assault in Texas communities, and Kaufman is no exception. If you’ve been arrested or charged with this crime, your next move will have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your case. Never forget that regardless of how strong the case against you seems, you have a right to fight for your good name. A Kaufman assault lawyer can help you with that fight.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our Kaufman criminal defense lawyers are here to stand up for you. Our firm has several decades of experience helping good people fight for their legal rights. Our team believes that all criminal defendants deserve legal representation who can effectively challenge the state’s allegations and work to establish reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury.
How Can a Kaufman Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer Help You?
Being arrested is scary, but you must remember as a defendant that the charges against you are not statements of fact. They are allegations based on the conclusion of the arresting officer and the prosecutor’s interpretation of the law. A Kaufman assault attorney can answer the specific charges against you with an entirely different interpretation of the events leading to your arrest.
We can help the jury see the case through your eyes and hopefully build reasonable doubt in their minds about the charges against you. We’ll do this by comprehensively building your case and attacking the prosecution’s evidence. Some of the steps we may take during your defense include:
- Interviewing witnesses named in the complaint
- Searching for witnesses or other evidence that may prove your innocence
- Responding to any paperwork or procedural moves by the prosecutor
- Preparing you and all defense witnesses for trial and cross-examination
- Assisting with jury selection (an important but often overlooked aspect of criminal defense)
Your criminal defense attorney will advocate for you with the same intensity and passion that the Kaufman prosecutor represents their community. That begins with our effort to secure a pre-trial release for the lowest possible bail amount. The disruption and stress of facing criminal charges are lower if you can be home with your family during the process.
Your Kaufman assault defense lawyer will be your advocate and ally at every stage of the trial. We won’t just fight your case; we’ll ensure you understand what we are doing and why. We will do all of this with one overarching goal: to give you the best chance of an acquittal, case dismissal, or another positive outcome. Maintaining your freedom is our top priority.
Assault Attorneys With Extensive Experience in Criminal Defense
A big part of the stress in a criminal trial is the knowledge that you won’t get a second chance, and your freedom relies on your case’s outcome. These are very good reasons to choose a Kaufman assault lawyer who understands the art of criminal defense. It may also be to your advantage to have an attorney who has spent time on the other side of the aisle as a prosecutor or judge.
Our firm’s founding attorney, Randall B. Isenberg, ticks off both of those important boxes. Before he opened this firm, Attorney Isenberg was a state district court judge and a chief felony prosecutor in Dallas County for nearly ten years. He fully understands how prosecutors build cases and how to attack them effectively.
In addition to his work as a prosecutor and judge, Attorney Isenberg has spent significant time honing the skills necessary to defend our firm’s clients effectively. He is a proud holder of the following certifications:
- Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Certified as a Criminal Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
More importantly than that, our assault lawyers have a verifiable track record of winning assault cases for our clients.
Types of Assault Charges Our Lawyers Can Fight
According to Texas Penal Code § 22.01, assault charges in Texas are broken down into two separate categories:
- Misdemeanor assault
- Felony assault (e.g., family violence, domestic assault, or aggravated assault)
Misdemeanor assault charges are typically Class-A misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, per Texas Penal Code § 12.21. Examples of actions that may result in arrest for misdemeanor assault include:
- Intentionally striking another person with the intent to cause them bodily harm
- Making verbal threats to do bodily harm to another person when there is reasonable belief you will act on the threat
- Doing something reckless or dangerous that causes bodily harm to another person
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Felony Assault Cases
An assault charge’s severity hinges on several factors, including the victim’s identity and relationship to the accused, the degree of bodily harm caused, and whether a deadly weapon was used in the assault.
An assault case can be charged as a third-degree felony if the victim is one of the following people:
- A member of your family
- A current or former romantic partner
- Anyone who lives in the same household as you
- A public employee who is working for the state, county, or local government at the time of the assault
This offense is punishable by two to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you used (or displayed) a deadly weapon during the assault and/or did serious bodily harm to the victim, the state may charge you with second-degree felony aggravated assault, carrying a penalty of two to 20 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines, per Texas Penal Code § 12.33.
In some circumstances, you may even be charged with first-degree felony aggravated assault, which can result in five to 99 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000, per Texas Penal Code § 12.32.
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Facing assault charges can be scary, but you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, it may be to your benefit to have a Kaufman assault lawyer on your side who is willing to stand up and fight for you in court. If you’ve been arrested for assault, the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg is ready to defend you.
Contact our criminal defense law firm for a free case evaluation. We will gladly invest the time to tell you how we can help. All that’s left for you is to reach out to us. We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in the toughest fight of your life.