Aggravated Assault Understood
Assault With a Deadly Weapon
Assault can be defined as an overt or unlawful threat of violence. Aggravated
assault or assault with a deadly weapon is much more serious charge of
assault because it elevates intent through the use of a weapon during
the assault. When a weapon of some kind is used in any crime, you can
always expect more serious charges. In fact, aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon is a 2nd degree felony. Penalties for this crime if convicted
could include large fines and incarceration for up to 20 years. If you
have been charged with aggravated assault, know that this is a very serious
charge and it would benefit you greatly to contact an experienced attorney
as soon as possible who can review your case and help you determine your
defense. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty and, depending
on the details of your case and the evidence against you, it is very possible
to win these types of cases.
Seeking Qualified Legal Defense
The charge of aggravated assault relies heavily on the term deadly weapon.
Most people might believe that items like a gun or a knife are examples
of deadly weapons. A skilled prosecutor, however, can argue that, in the
right circumstances, many items that are not generally thought of as weapons,
let alone deadly weapons, can become deadly weapons during an assault.
Arguments have been successfully made for baseball bats, automobiles,
sticks, and other items to be considered as deadly weapons in these types of cases.
Because of this, residents of Texas who have been charged with aggravated
assault should contact a skilled
criminal defense lawyer from The Alband Law Firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience
when it comes to defending aggravated assault charges. We are committed
to fighting for your rights and your freedom.