If you were arrested or face assault allegations in Keller, Texas, our team is here to help. Our Keller assault lawyer can guide you through the criminal justice process and fight for a favorable outcome for your case. Our team could prevent the prosecution from filing charges against you, get the charges dropped, or take actions that help minimize the penalties you face.
Our Keller criminal defense lawyers from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg know how criminal accusations, charges, and convictions affect lives. Someone from our team can discuss your case and how we can help 24/7. Contact us or have a loved one call following your arrest. We can go to work on your case today.
What Is Assault?
According to Texas Penal Code § 22.01, Texas law defines assault as:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical injuries to another party
- Intentionally threatening another with imminent bodily harm
- Intentionally causing physical contact with another party when you know they will find it offensive or provocative
Texas includes the actions often called “assault and battery” in other states under the definition of assault, creating a single offense with a wide range of severities. To hold someone accountable and convict them on an assault charge, prosecutors must show:
- The crime occurred
- The accused acted intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
- The accused’s actions caused physical or emotional harm
The evidence in these cases varies widely. Our lawyers can sometimes prevent the prosecution from charging our clients, get evidence barred from the record, or take other steps to prevent the case from proceeding. For example, if we can provide a strong alibi to show our client was not in the area where the assault took place, the judge might dismiss the case.
Some evidence prosecutors might use to support an assault conviction includes:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video footage of the incident
- Relevant medical records or other documentation of injuries
- The arresting officer’s report
- Police officer testimony
What Are the Consequences of a Keller, TX, Assault Conviction?
When our clients face assault charges in Keller or elsewhere in Tarrant County, we work to mitigate the effect a conviction might have on their lives. This is essential if we cannot get a dismissal of the charges or must enter a guilty plea. This is often the focus of plea negotiations, too.
When someone faces Keller assault charges, these allegations have a wide range of severity. From simple assault to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the courts can charge this offense in many ways. We aim to reduce the charges our client faces as much as possible.
Someone facing charges of simple assault, which usually involves threats, offensive contact, or minor injuries, will likely face misdemeanor charges. The potential penalties depend on how the court classifies the charge. For example:
- A Class C misdemeanor could result in up to a $500 fine
- A Class B misdemeanor could result in up to 180 days (six months) in jail and up to a $2,000 fine
- A Class A misdemeanor could require up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine
More serious assaults, including those that cause serious injuries or involve weapon use, are often charged as felony offenses. The sentence for a conviction of one of these crimes could include a fine of up to $10,000 and:
- 180 days to two years in jail for a state jail felony
- Two to 10 years in prison for a third-degree felony
- Two to 20 years in prison for a second-degree felony
- Five to 99 years in prison for a first-degree felony
Possible Defenses for a Keller, Texas, Assault Charge
There are many possible defenses in a Keller assault case. Ultimately, it depends on your case’s facts and circumstances that led to the arrest. Our Keller assault attorneys handle each case based on its merits and facts. We develop a defense strategy to get the best possible outcome in our client’s case.
We may be able to:
- Identify and present evidence to prevent facing charges
- Get the charges dismissed based on lack of evidence
- Get evidence barred from court
- Show someone else committed the crime
- Negotiate an agreement for a lesser charge or sentence
- Take the case to trial and fighting to clear your name
Some of the most common defenses in assault cases include:
- Accidental injury
- Denying all involvement
- It occurred, but there were no injuries or only minor injuries
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Work With a Keller Assault Lawyer From the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg
Attorney Randall B. Isenberg has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney representing clients who need help fighting allegations of assault or other crimes. He understands the criminal justice process from the inside out, including what it takes to convict someone of this crime. He is also a former senior chief felony prosecutor and state district trial judge.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our team will meet with you in the most convenient way. We can discuss your case over the phone, via a video call, or in person. We will answer your questions, explain your options, and review our case results in similar cases.
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