Assault Attorney Serving Navarro & Ellis Counties
We Are Not Afraid to Fight for Our Clients
In Texas, assault may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances of the case. A conviction will cause serious consequences for your career and your personal life, so it is important to seek quality legal representation from an experienced assault lawyer serving Navarro and Ellis counties. The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford has provided effective representation for clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges for a decade.
A Conviction Has Lasting Consequences
Assault is classified as a violent crime and convictions are vigorously pursued by prosecutors in Texas. If you are facing an assault charge, representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential to ensuring your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
According to Texas law, assault involves intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:
- Causing bodily injury
- Causing physical contact that provokes another
- Threatening another person with imminent bodily injury
The specific penalties for a conviction depend on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Consequences could include fines and/or jail or prison sentences, and could impact your immigration status or custody and visitation rights. Whether it is a misdemeanor or felony conviction, you will have a permanent criminal record.
Get Started on Your Defense
The possible defense strategies against assault charges include disputing evidence that you committed the crime. For example, you may be able to argue that you were acting in self-defense. Our assault attorney serving Navarro and Ellis counties can investigate your case, examine the evidence, and determine the most effective defense strategy for your specific situation. Whenever possible, we work to have the charges dismissed or reduced to help clients avoid the worst penalties and a permanent criminal record.