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Violent Crimes

Waxahachie Violent Crimes Lawyer  

Experienced Defense for Violent Crimes in Ellis County  

The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford is a dedicated legal firm committed to providing relentless representation for individuals facing charges related to violent crimes. Our seasoned attorneys possess the expertise and determination to navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding violent offenses in Waxahachie and throughout Texas.

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 Waxahachie!

Common Types of Violent Crimes

Violent crimes encompass a broad range of offenses that involve the use of force or threat of force against another person. Understanding the nuances of each charge is crucial for building a solid 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 paramount in developing a strategic defense tailored to the charges' unique circumstances.

What are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in Texas?

Texas imposes severe penalties for violent crimes, and the consequences can be life-altering. One must be aware of the potential penalties one may face if convicted. The penalties for violent crimes in Texas may include:

  • Fines: Monetary fines ranging from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Imprisonment: Lengthy prison sentences, including life imprisonment for severe offenses.
  • Probation: Court-mandated probation with strict conditions.
  • Restitution: Repayment to the victim for damages suffered.
  • Loss of Rights: Loss of certain civil rights, such as the right to bear arms.
  • Criminal Record: A permanent criminal record that can impact employment and housing opportunities.

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

Defenses Against Violent Crime Charges

Our skilled attorneys at The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford employ a range of legal defenses to protect our clients facing violent crime charges. Each case is unique, and our strategic approach considers the specific circumstances surrounding the allegations. Some defenses against violent crime charges 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 have the intent to commit the alleged violent act.
  • Mistaken Identity: Providing evidence that the accused was not responsible for the alleged crime.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence to create reasonable doubt.
  • Police Misconduct: Investigating and challenging any misconduct or procedural errors during the arrest or investigation.
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Contact Our Waxahachie Violent Crimes Attorney Today

Securing skilled legal representation is essential when facing charges related to violent crimes in Texas. The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford is committed to tirelessly defending our client's rights and crafting robust defense strategies. With our experience and dedication, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for individuals navigating the complexities of the Texas legal system. Trust in The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford for unwavering advocacy in your time of need.

Contact The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford today to schedule a meeting with our violent crimes lawyer in Waxahachie!

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