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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, including:

  • Handgun
  • Shotgun
  • 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 tens of 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 Attorney

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.

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