What Is Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated assault, commonly known as assault with a deadly weapon, is
a criminal charge given to those accused of threatening violence with
a weapon. This is not to be confused with a charge of battery, which is
given to those who actually inflict physical harm. However, oftentimes
aggravated assault and battery charges will go hand in hand.
Texas law can have a wide interpretation of what constitutes a deadly weapon,
- Machine gun
- An explosive
- Knife or dagger
- Club or bat
Defending Against Charges Of Assault With A Deadly Weapon
If you have been charged with aggravated assault, you will quickly find
yourself in the complex world of the criminal justice system. You may
not understand the charges against you or what you can do to protect yourself.
You may find the police used intimidation or other unfair tactics to obtain
a statement from you. You may discover that no one is listening to your
side of the story. And you will quickly realize that you cannot handle
these charges on your own.
When To Get An Attorney Involved
At this point, it is time to get the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz involved.
Our firm has been defending clients against
criminal charges since 1998. We have helped thousands of individuals find favorable resolutions,
including dropped charges. Attorney Ortiz is widely trusted by the El
Paso community and was voted “The Best Lawyer To Get You Out Of
Trouble” by El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly
from 2007 to 2012.
As with all of our cases, our primary goal in your matter will be to obtain
a dismissal of charges. We will fully investigate the case evidence, police
reports and witness statements. If there is a way to have the charges
dropped, we are likely to find it. If this is not a realistic option,
our attorneys will fight to have your charges downgraded or will fight
tooth and nail for your freedom at trial.
Contact Our El Paso Criminal Defense Attorneys
Contact our El Paso aggravated assault defense lawyers today at 915-308-8850.
The sooner we start fighting your charges, the better chance we have for
a successful outcome.