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Let the Law Office of Olegario Estrada, P.C. Help You With a Charge of a Violent Crime

Violent offenses are taken very seriously in Texas, and you could be facing some very stiff penalties if convicted. Most violent offenses are felonies, which will most likely result in prison time. Not everyone who is charged with a crime is guilty of that crime, and you deserve to receive the best defense available for your situation. Your future is worth fighting for, and giving in should not be an option. Partner with a violent crime defense lawyer who will investigate your charge and come up with the best defense for you.


Types of Violent Crimes in Texas

Each person’s case is unique, and your violent offense defense lawyer will need to examine the specifics of your case in order to build the best defense possible. Even if two people are charged with the same type of crime, the circumstances will be different. The penalties you will face will depend on a variety of factors. For instance, your case will depend on your past criminal history, the type of crime you are being charged with, and the circumstances of your case. It’s up to your defense attorney to find the flaws in your case and to build a defense against conviction. Below, are just a few of the violent crimes in Texas.

  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson
  • Sexual Assault
  • Murder
  • Capital Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Armed Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person
  • Deadly conduct
  • Terrorist threat
  • Family Violence
  • Aiding suicide
  • Harassment
  • Weapons offenses
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Consequences of Violent Crimes

Every charge will come with legal penalties attached if you are convicted or plead guilty to it. You could be convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge, which will likely result in jail time. Felony convictions often result in prison time, probation, and large fines.

In addition to the legal penalties, your violent conviction could change the course of your life. You will be barred from working certain types of jobs; you will struggle to receive promotions; your job prospects could suffer. If you cannot secure decent employment, this can lead you to deal with financial issues for the rest of your life.

You can also be unable to live in certain areas that do not allow felons, and you could be denied access to certain government programs. Also, your family will surely be affected by your conviction.

Your defense attorney will want to see you avoid all of the negative effects of a conviction.

Fighting a Violent Charge

By hiring a good defense lawyer, you can greatly increase your chances of a case dismissal. If a dismissal is not possible, your attorney could likely get your charges reduced. It is important to look at every aspect of your case and find the weaknesses. Not every case has enough evidence to convict, which is why the prosecutor often offers plea deals. They know that they might not be able to get a conviction if the case goes to trial. There are always defenses available, and giving up without a fight should not be an option for you. You should at least consult with an attorney to find out what defenses are available. The following is a list of some defenses for violent crimes in Texas.

  • Consent
  • Falsely accused
  • Self-defense or defense of others
  • Insanity
  • Police procedural errors
  • Not enough evidence to convict
  • Mistaken identity
  • Mistake of fact

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