|Common State Assaultive Offense Punishment||Ranges:|
|Class C||Assault by Threat||0-$500 fine|
|Class B||Assault by Threat||0 - 180 days in jail|
|Class A||Assault - Bodily Injury||0 - 1 yr in jail|
|4th Degree||Deadly Conduct||6 - 24 mos in state jail|
|3rd Degree||Deadly Conduct||2 - 10 yrs in prison|
|2nd Degree||Aggravated Assault
|2 - 20 yrs in prison|
Solicitation of Capital Murder
|5 years - Life in prison|
|1st Degree||Capital Murder||Life in prison - Death penalty|
Assault offenses are some of the most challenging cases handled by criminal defense attorneys. Because these types of crimes often involve seriously injured victims, a person charged with such a crime often finds himself the target of a very determined prosecution seeking lengthy confinement.
However, the list of available defenses to assaultive offenses is lengthy. Faulty eyewitness identifications, poor DNA laboratory work, under investigated self defense situations can all become matters for a qualified defense attorney to explore. Your Sugar Land Criminal Lawyer, Mr. Threadgill, will explore these, and every other potential legal defense relevant to the unique facts in your legal case.