Assault Defense Attorney In Dallas
If you have been charged with assault, you may be confused or anxious about your future. A criminal charge of any kind can make it difficult to find jobs or housing, and there is social stigma against individuals who have been charged with violent crimes.
For that reason, it is important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can defend you effectively. With nearly a quarter century of experience, Mark A. Perez, Attorney at Law, is an excellent choice.
Choose A Lawyer Who Is Respected In The Dallas Legal Community
I am criminal defense attorney Mark Perez, and I want to hear your story. I know the legal system is complex and can feel intimidating, and I’m here to help. As a former prosecutor, I know how prosecutors think, and I use that knowledge to build stronger defense cases for my clients.
I have successfully tried countless violent crimes cases, and I have the experience you need to win your assault case. I am not afraid to go to court if that’s in your best interests, and will work hard to achieve an acquittal or mitigate damage to your record and reputation.
Understanding Your Assault Charges
Assault can mean one of three things: injury, threat of injury or bodily contact the victim regarded as offensive or provocative. It is possible to mount an effective defense against assault charges. While this will depend on the facts of your particular situation, examples include claiming that the harm was unintentional, or that you were acting in self-defense.
Whether your assault is a misdemeanor or a felony charge will depend upon your relationship with the victim, domestic violence charges, your previous record, and the amount of harm caused. The charges may be increased on aggravated assault if, for example, a weapon is involved or the injury caused was very serious.
What Is Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated assault is when someone attacks you in the process of committing another violent crime. For example: Someone is robbing a bank and then pistol whips one of the tellers. This violent crime can be tried as a criminal charge and/or a civil wrong lawsuit. Before taking any action, you should consult an accomplished Dallas criminal attorney to find out what your options are.
You Need A Strong Assault Attorney
Someone being accused of an aggravated assault offense can receive a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Violent crimes can be punished severely when the accused is convicted. Having a good criminal attorney could be the difference between freedom or years behind bars. The variables that affect the severity of the crime are: injury to the victim, use of weapons, and the criminal record (if any) the accused has. With my extensive experience as an aggressive Texas defense lawyer, you have a much better chance of reaching a favorable outcome.
Don’t Settle For Less Than The Best
If you are facing assault charges in Dallas, Texas, contact me today to get an experienced defense lawyer on your side. Se habla español. Call 214-646-1557 or send me an email to schedule your free initial consultation.