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Violent Crimes

Ellis County Violent Crimes Lawyer

At The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, we are dedicated to providing unwavering representation for individuals facing charges related to violent crimes in Ellis County. Our experienced attorneys possess the knowledge and determination to navigate the intricate legal terrain surrounding violent offenses in Ellis County and throughout Texas.

Give us a call at (214) 903-7722 or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation with our violent crimes attorney in Ellis County!

Types of Violent Crimes

Violent crimes encompass a broad spectrum of offenses involving the use or threat of force against another person. Understanding the intricacies of each charge is essential for constructing a robust defense. Our firm handles various violent crime cases, including but not limited to:

Assault and Aggravated Assault:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Domestic Violence:

  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse


  • Murder
  • Manslaughter


  • Unlawful restraint
  • Abduction


  • Armed robbery
  • Carjacking

Sexual Assault:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault of a minor

Understanding the specific details of each case is crucial for developing a tailored defense strategy based on the unique circumstances of the charges.

Penalties for Violent Crimes in Texas

Texas imposes severe penalties for violent crimes, and the ramifications can be life-altering. It is essential to be aware of the potential consequences one may face upon conviction. The penalties for violent crimes in Texas may include:

  • Fines: Monetary penalties ranging from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Imprisonment: Lengthy prison sentences, including life imprisonment for severe offenses.
  • Probation: Court-mandated probation with stringent conditions.
  • Restitution: Compensation to the victim for damages incurred.
  • Loss of Rights: Forfeiture of certain civil rights, such as the right to possess firearms.
  • Criminal Record: A permanent record that can adversely affect employment and housing prospects.

Understanding the potential repercussions underscores the importance of seeking competent legal representation to mitigate or avoid these severe penalties.

Defenses Against Violent Crime Charges

Our experienced violent crime attorneys at The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford employ a variety of legal defenses to safeguard our clients facing violent crime charges. Each case is unique, and our strategic approach takes into account the specific circumstances surrounding the allegations. Some defenses against violent crime charges in Texas include:

  • Self-Defense: Establishing that the accused acted to protect themselves or others from imminent harm.
  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that the accused did not intend to commit the alleged violent act.
  • Mistaken Identity: Presenting evidence that the accused was not responsible for the alleged crime.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Contesting the prosecution's evidence to cast doubt on the case.
  • Police Misconduct: Investigating and challenging any misconduct or procedural errors during the arrest or investigation.

Contact Our Ellis County Violent Crimes Lawyer

If you are facing charges related to violent crimes in Ellis County, don't face the legal system alone. Our experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford are here to provide you with unwavering legal representation and support throughout this challenging time.

Call The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford today at (214) 903-7722 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our violent crimes attorney in Ellis County!


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