Aggravated Assault Defense Attorneys in Austin, TX
If you’ve been charged with aggravated assault, you need to act fast
After an arrest for aggravated assault, it can feel like your life is taken over by the charges. In Central Texas, Botsford & Roark, a criminal defense law firm in Austin with decades of experience, is here to help you during this difficult time.
Our strategy for cases involving aggravated assault is straightforward and effective: We challenge the evidence, the legal process, the credibility of witnesses, and the circumstances surrounding your case. Our assault defense lawyers leave no stone unturned in aggressively advocating for your freedom and rights.
If you’ve been charged with aggravated assault, contact the experienced Austin, TX assault defense lawyers at Botsford & Roark for a free and confidential case evaluation. We can help you get your life back.
Understanding Texas aggravated assault charges
Under Texas law, aggravated assault is an incident of physical contact with another that causes serious bodily injury or involves exhibiting a deadly weapon. Because of that “or” in the law, there are primarily two kinds of aggravated assault charges in Texas:
- Aggravated assault with a weapon resulting in NO bodily harm
- Aggravated assault without a weapon resulting in bodily injuries
In general, the penalties for a conviction of either type of aggravated assault are similar:
- Aggravated assault, with or without a weapon, is a second-degree or first-degree felony
- 2-5 years, up to life, in prison, up to $10,000 fine
Aggravated assault with or without a weapon or injuries
Many people are surprised they can be charged with assault – let alone aggravated assault - without touching another person. But in Texas, brandishing a gun, for example, during an argument may result in charges. Here are some more examples of scenarios that may lead to aggravated assault charges with or without a weapon:
- Road rage. If during a road rage altercation, one driver brandishes a firearm or other deadly weapon at another driver without causing physical injury, it may lead to an aggravated assault charge.
- Display of a knife. In a heated argument, if an individual threatens someone with a knife or any other deadly weapon but doesn't inflict physical harm, they could be charged with aggravated assault.
- Bar fight. During a bar brawl, if one person physically attacks another, causing significant bodily injuries such as broken bones or serious lacerations, it could lead to an aggravated assault charge.
- Assault with intent to cause harm. If someone engages in a physical altercation with the intent to cause severe harm, and the victim sustains injuries such as a fractured jaw or internal organ damage, it can lead to an aggravated assault charge.
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Botsford & Roark has a strong reputation for high-profile cases and protecting clients' rights. We apply the same rigor to all cases, offering top legal acumen, unwavering dedication, compassion, and a defense strategy that considers your public standing.
If you've been charged with aggravated assault in Austin, Travis County, or Central Texas, contact our aggravated assault defense lawyers for a free case evaluation. There's no obligation to hire us, just trustworthy information. Our team is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.