If you have been charged with assault, you face a serious legal challenge even if you consider the incident to have been minor or "obviously not your fault." Even if you hurt someone while acting in self-defense, your case will not go away on its own. Qualified legal counsel is essential. For your own sake, do not attempt to negotiate with police or submit to questioning from investigators without consulting with a lawyer.
We Are Here To Be Your Strong Advocates
Contact Ball & Hase in Arlington to learn how we can fight on your behalf for the best attainable outcome. You no doubt have serious questions for an attorney. Do you believe your case should be dismissed? Are the charges exaggerated? If the injured person dies or has already died, will you face charges of homicide? Talk to us; let's discuss the details and the most promising defense strategies available to you.
Situations That Often Lead To Assault Charges
Assault charges and arrests come about through a variety of circumstances, including:
- Family violence
- Barroom brawls and other settings where alcohol is a factor
- Disputes between neighbors, co-workers and fans at sports events
- Road rage
- Incidents of out-of-control anger
- False or exaggerated accusations
Most cases of assault or domestic violence are Class A misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. If the injury is serious or involves the use of a weapon, it can be charged as aggravated assault, a felony subject to a state prison sentence. Repeat offenders can also be charged with a felony.
Whatever situation brought you to the point of looking for a defense attorney after being accused of assaulting someone, you are on the right track.
Give Us The Chance To Do The Job Right As Your Defense Lawyers
For best results, we encourage you to act promptly and get a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. An early investigation is the most likely to yield a clear picture of what actually happened. Eyewitnesses are easier to track down in the immediate aftermath of an alleged assault and memories are sharper. You may still be shaken up and unsure about the exact sequence of events, but a skillful investigator can get to the bottom of it all. We frequently find information on the alleged "victim" in the assault indicating that they have a sordid past. Discovery of this information can be quite helpful in our negotiations with prosecutors and at trial if necessary.
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Email us or call 817-412-7449, twenty-four hours a day to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified criminal law attorneys at Ball & Hase in Arlington.