Family Assault is a common charge throughout the state of Texas. With punishments ranging from a Class A misdemeanor to a First Degree felony, depending on the injury sustained and/or the use of a deadly weapon, family assault charges should not be taken lightly. A conviction of assault with an affirmative finding of family violence could result in incarceration, loss of your right to own a gun, as well as having a significant impact on your family.
Accusations of family assault can make a huge impact on your life going forward. What you need is a legal team that has an impressive track record in winning such cases and a reputation for providing aggressive criminal defense.
Family Assault cases are unique. Often the only witness to the assault is the victim of the offense. The family dynamic makes it common for the victim to have a change of heart during the prosecution. Without the star witness, the state will struggle to prove their case before a jury. To combat this reality, the Harris County DAs office has set up a division that specializes in proving these cases in lieu of the victim testifying. This division is known as the Family Criminal Law Division (FCLD). Their goal is to use 911 calls, pictures of injuries and potential third party witnesses to prove up the assault. The use of this evidence involves challenges under the confrontation clause, hearsay, and other rules of evidence. It is imperative the evidence is challenged effectively to ensure a proper result.
Odom, Davis & Hobson, our exceptional legal services are at your disposal. We will make sure when charges are brought against you for family assault that you have someone just as aggressive as the State on your side.
Aggravated Assault allegations require the State prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another plus the presence of an aggravating factor. The aggravating factors are: 1) causing serious bodily injury or 2) using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault. Aggravated assault is a second degree felony in the State of Texas with a punishment range of 2 to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections.
Aggravated Assault is a serious allegation that the State is likely to vigorously pursue until a conviction is obtained. Charges of aggravated assault require the assistance of an experienced Aggravated Assault Attorney to ensure the defendant is placed in the best position possible at the resolution of the case.
The moment you discover the presence of a criminal charge, or feel that a charge is likely to surface, you should speak to a Houston aggravated assault lawyer to discuss the best course of action. Our attorneys are dedicated to learning your side of the story to the last detail, and will review the case from every angle to create a solid strategy for your defense.
Odom, Davis & Hobson – Criminal Defense
At Odom, Davis & Hobson, we have dealt with numerous cases involving charges of Family Assault and Aggravated Assault. We are dedicated to fighting the allegations with every tool possible, and taking these cases to trial to ensure the State has proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Let an adept Houston family assault lawyer or Houston Aggravated Assault Attorney vigorously defend you against State prosecution.
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