Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney Laredo, Texas
Are you facing aggravated assault charges?
An aggravated assault involves additional circumstances that indicate a more serious crime. The most common aggravated assault is assault with a deadly weapon, such as a knife or a firearm. Other aggravating circumstances include assault against police officers and firefighters, or when serious injury results to the victim.
If charged with aggravated assault the conviction penalties are much more severe than assault or battery. Because aggravated assault is considered a violent crime.
A conviction for aggravated assault will not only result in a loss of freedom, it can negatively impact your career, reputation, and family as well.
An aggravated assault is a 2nd degree felony with punishments including 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. However, in some cases the level and penalties for the offense may increase depending on the circumstances, the victim’s profession, or the victim’s age.
In some cases minimum mandatory sentences will apply, such as in cases where the deadly weapon is a firearm. If the use of a deadly weapon during assault causes serious bodily injury to the victim, a first-degree felony charge will result. This is a serious charge with a penalty of 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
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Here at the Altgelt Law Firm, we take a dedicated and aggressive approach in defending clients charged with aggravated assault, using our skill, experience, and knowledge to obtain positive results. Call (956) 725-4400 to schedule a consultation.