Conroe Assault Defense Attorney
Assault Cases in Conroe and Montgomery CountyAttorney Doug Atkinson is an experienced criminal defense attorney servicing all areas of Conroe and Montgomery County. He offers professional legal services to individuals charged with committing crimes including assault cases. Assault occurs when an individual threatens another with harm and causes the victim to fear for his or her safety. A person arrested and charged with assault should contact a Montgomery County criminal defense attorney for legal advice and guidance about the steps to take when facing criminal allegations. Assault crimes are misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of the offense. Attorney Atkinson has the experience and resources to get results for his clients inside and outside of the courtroom.
What are the Penalties for Assault in Texas?Each assault incident is different and the court takes into account the details of the crime. If the individual had prior convictions, use of weapons or firearms, the age of the victim, involvement of gang activity or illegal drugs, and other factors can have a bearing on the degree of punishment imposed by a judge at sentencing. Penalties for an assault conviction can include the following:
- Misdemeanor – Jail time, fines, probation, counseling, community service
- Felony – Prison time, large fines, parole, counseling, community service
A criminal conviction can have a life changing affect on an offender. A job loss or difficulty in finding employment, ineligibility to attend a desired college or pursue certain types of careers, can follow a conviction. A parent may lose a custody award from a divorce or an individual may jeopardize a professional license if convicted of an assault offense. An offender can lose certain freedoms and it is important to have a strong defense from an attorney who can protect the rights and best interests of his clients. Assault cases rely heavily on victim statements, police reports and other evidence presented by a prosecution. A defense attorney can challenge all evidence including warrants, arrest procedures, and all evidence against the defendant. Doug Atkinson aggressively defends his clients and his goal is the best possible outcome for his clients when charged with assault or assault & battery. Make an appointment today for a consultation.
Contact a Montgomery County Assault Defense Lawyer for legal assistance following an arrest for assault.