ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYERS
An experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in an assault or domestic violence charge. There is often much more to an assault case than what is in the police report. Typically, the only people who witness the assault are those involved. The police are called in later and attempt to assign responsibility, but what really happened isn’t always clear.
If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, please contact Hill & Hill today for a free consultation. We will listen to your description of what happened to you, and work diligently so that you get the best possible outcome to your case, which may mean getting the charges dropped or reduced.
Listening to Your Side of the Story and Building a Strong Defense
It is an extremely common ploy for one spouse to falsely accuse the other of domestic violence in order to have him or her removed from the home. Road rage can bring out the worst in people. A bar fight can easily escalate into assault charges. An assault charge can also stem from attempts to defend yourself from an attack. Whatever your situation, our firm will listen to your side of the story. We will understand the sequence of events from your perspective.
At Hill & Hill, our criminal defense attorneys understand that assaults can be complicated and the circumstances surrounding them are often misunderstood. Assault charges can also run concurrent with other charges—such as robbery charges.
Our firm has successfully defended people charged with all types of assault, including:
- Assault by threat
- Assault by contact
- Aggravated assault*
- Assault causing bodily injury
- Assault/Family violence (domestic violence, spousal abuse)
- Sexual assault
- Sexual assault of a child
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Intoxication assault
- Injury to a child (child abuse, child molestation)
- Injury to an elderly individual
*There is no charge of “assault and battery” in Texas.
Texas law states that the most basic assault charge is a “simple” assault. This is the charge that will typically result from an incident that results in no physical injuries. This does not always mean, however, that assault charges where there are no physical injuries will result in a simple assault charge.
Several situations or circumstances may exist in an assault case where the prosecution may seek a stronger charge than simple assault, even if there are no injuries. These include cases where the assault is against senior citizens, children, state troopers, emergency workers, public servants, and even referees. Do not assume that because there are no injuries to corroborate a false accusation of assault that the resulting charge will be a simple assault charge. Instead, your best chance at avoiding a serious charge is representation from an experienced criminal defense team in the Denton area like Hill & Hill.
Unlike the far less serious charge of simple assault, “aggravated assault” is a felony charge that carries with it some extremely serious punishments that can include, among other things, life imprisonment.
In the state of Texas, most aggravated assault cases are filed when the assault in question involved the use of a firearm. It’s important to note that even if the firearm was never discharged, the threat of its use is still enough to warrant an aggravated assault charge. In some cases, merely having a firearm in your possession can be enough for an elevated assault charge.
This is why it is so vitally important you secure representation as soon as possible if facing assault charges where a firearm was in anyway involved or nearby. The social and legal consequences of an aggravated assault conviction are some of the most severe you can face in the state of Texas. Your rights and personal freedoms are at stake. If you are facing aggravated assault charges in the Denton, TX area, Hill & Hill’s criminal defense team will tirelessly fight for your rights to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
Charged With a Sex Offense? Seek Help From Experienced Attorneys.
Felony offenses carry with them life-changing penalties, if someone is threatening you with sex offense charges, it is absolutely in your best interest to secure representation as soon as possible in order to give your attorneys a better chance of successfully defending you against such charges.
If you have any suspicion that you may face rape charges or any kind of sex offense charge, contact Hill & Hill immediately for a free consultation. Hesitation can seriously damage your chances for a favorable outcome.
The acts that constitute different sexual offenses include a variety of sexual activities and behaviors that range from prostitution to more violent crimes, including rape. If you or someone in your family is facing or may soon face charges of sexual offense in the Denton area, it is vitally important that you secure legal representation from an experienced Denton & Cooke County Criminal Defense Attorney like Hill & Hill. A sex offense conviction carries with it severe penalties in the state of Texas, but you have the right to defend yourself in a court of law. If you are in Denton & Cooke County, contact Hill & Hill right away as there may be important evidence to evaluate and witnesses to question, which needs to happen as soon as possible after the event in question. Doing this will allow us to provide the best opportunity for a successful defense. At Hill & Hill we have the experience and skill to begin preparing your defense as soon as you retain us.
Don’t risk your future to an attorney who isn’t up to the job. Contact Hill & Hill today.