A felony or aggravated assault charge can arise in several ways. A citizen may be charged with an aggravated assault where serious bodily injury occurs to the complainant. The state can also allege that a gun, knife or other weapon was used against another or was used as a threat, enhancing an assault charge to a felony. These serious allegations in Texas can result in a lengthy prison sentence, probation, high fines, jail time and deportation for non-citizens if convicted. Loss of the right to vote, carry a firearm and being branded a violent offender are some of the negative consequences that may ensue. Even if the complainant wishes to drop the charges, the state will very likely press on against you. No contact and protective orders are routinely ordered by the court resulting in you not having access to your own home and family.
With so much at stake, it is important to have an attorney who understands your charge from both sides. As a former prosecutor, attorney Allison Secrest is familiar with how the prosecution reviews the allegations, evaluates the case and how the evidence will be built against you. Because of her inside knowledge and extensive experience handling felony offenses, Allison is uniquely qualified to defend people charged with aggravated assault. She will be able to accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case as she works to obtain the best possible result. In aggravated assault charges, this usually means getting the charge and/or penalties reduced or dismissed in appropriate cases.
It is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer before you give a statement to the police or prosecutors. It is also important to speak with Allison regarding self-defense claims. This important legal defense must be raised properly and strategically before the court may consider this evidence. Having handled countless felony cases in the state of Texas, Allison can answer your questions confidently and provide you with peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to protect your freedom and future.
If you or a family member is facing aggravated assault charges in Harris County, contact Allison Secrest, P.C., online or call 713-322-6713 to schedule a free initial consultation.