Defense Of Charges For Violent Crimes

Violent crimes involving contact between an alleged perpetrator and alleged victim are generally classified as Class A misdemeanors that may result in fines of up to $4000 and jail time of up to one year. As with any criminal conviction, however, the worst consequence is a criminal record.

A misdemeanor on your record after a conviction for a violent crime such as the following may complicate your life in ways you cannot yet foresee:

  • Verbal threats
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic assault (domestic violence)
  • Arson causing $500-$1500 in damage

Other violent crimes such as the following are generally classified as felonies, with higher financial penalties and longer jail or prison sentences:

  • Deadly misconduct
  • Arson causing more than $1500 in damage
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated domestic assault
  • Assault against a police officer, a security guard or emergency medical personnel
  • Hit-and-run accident resulting in injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Robbery
  • Assault involving choking — specifically: "impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the person by applying pressure to the person's throat or neck or by blocking the person's nose or mouth"

Whatever violent crime you have been charged, you need aggressive legal assault as soon as possible whether it is considered a misdemeanor or felony. Beware of making statements or confessions to police or even your family members before you talk to a lawyer.

Contact An Experienced Texas Attorney After An Arrest On Suspicion Of A Violent Crime

The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford in Corsicana, TX, is prepared to take steps to protect your constitutional rights beginning right away. With a strong track record of effective representation in violent crime cases, attorney Michael J. Crawford can offer you reassurance while working to build a strong defense for you. Call 903-229-4619 or email the law firm to schedule a consultation.