South Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps Defendants in Assault Cases
Dedicated San Antonio attorney aggressively defends clients against assault charges
Being accused of assault can take a severe toll on defendants and their families. At Kriebel Law Firm, PLLC, I understand the impact of criminal charges and aggressively represent clients throughout San Antonio and the surrounding counties in all types of assault cases. With over a decade of courtroom experience, I have the knowledge and background to give you the guidance you need during this difficult time. Whether you are charged with misdemeanor or felony assault, I will work to protect your rights with a strong, competent defense.
Knowledgeable counselor advocates for clients charged with misdemeanor assault
Misdemeanor assault is considered to be less severe than felony assault and can be charged as a:
- Class A Misdemeanor — When a person causes bodily injury to another but there are no other aggravating factors
- Class B Misdemeanor — When someone commits assault against an individual during a sports game or as retribution for a sports performance
- Class C Misdemeanor — A person who threatens another with bodily harm or causes physical contact in a provocative or offensive way without any aggravating factors
A misdemeanor assault conviction will result in up to one year of jail time and fines of up to $4,000, and the consequences can follow you for years to come. Depending on the severity of the alleged crime, it may even be elevated to a felony charge. I will build a strong defense and aim to have the charges against you reduced or, if possible, dropped completely.
Aggressive attorney builds strong defense in felony assault cases
A felony assault charge carries serious repercussions if you are convicted and can be classified as a:
- 1st Degree Felony — When aggravated assault, meaning assault that results in serious injury or involves a weapon, is committed against a domestic partner or public official, first responder, security guard, witness or informant
- 2nd Degree Felony — An offense committed against a family, partner or household member by a defendant who has previously been convicted of a similar crime; An assault involving choking
- 3rd Degree Felony — If assault is committed against a public servant, security officer, emergency services personnel, government worker for certain family services departments or a family, household member or partner
If you are convicted of a felony assault, it can result in up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, which is why you need someone experienced with cases like yours to give you the best chance at a favorable outcome. Whether that means negotiating a plea deal, challenging the prosecution’s evidence or establishing that your actions were legally justifiable, I will provide skilled representation to effectively present your case and aim to reach a positive outcome.
Contact a knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorney for an initial consultation
At Kriebel Law Firm, PLLC, I represent clients throughout South Texas in assault and battery cases as well as other criminal matters. Please call 210-677-5586 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my San Antonio office.