San Antonio Assault Defense Lawyers
In Texas, the charge of criminal assault applies to an act of violence against another person who is not a member of your family or household. Any kind of offensive contact can be considered assault, including shoving, slapping or punching, even if there is no sign of injury to the victim. If the assault results in bodily injury or if you used a deadly weapon, you would face more serious charges of Class A misdemeanor assault or felony aggravated assault.
If you have been charged with assault in Bexar County or the San Antonio area, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, the consequences you face and possible defenses.
Assault Arrest and Your Career
Whenever you are arrested for a criminal offense, a criminal record will be created for that arrest. While arrest records can be expunged (erased) if you are later found not guilty, criminal convictions cannot. Any criminal conviction, even if you are offered probation, would result in a lifelong criminal history that would be visible to future employers, landlords and others.
While many people who face minor criminal charges focus on consequences such as fines or jail time, the most serious consequence is having a criminal record. You could be denied future employment based solely on one incident in your life. If you are not an American citizen, you might face deportation.
Defending You Against Assault Charges
From the start of your case, our Bexar County assault defense lawyers will focus on minimizing the effect of an assault arrest on your future.
Unlike defense lawyers who only negotiate pleas for their clients, we are willing to do whatever is in your long-term best interest, whether that means a plea bargain or defending you in court in a jury trial.
When it comes to misdemeanor assault charges, the state may not even investigate the accusations. All the victim has to do so is go to the police department and make a complaint. Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to find out if the state can prove the charges against you.
Mario Del Prado is an experienced, Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.
Mario Del Prado is one of a handful of Bexar County assault defense lawyers who is both Board Certified and qualified to handle cases where the death penalty is involved.
Certified Criminal Law Specialists have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. They have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in these matters.
Only lawyers who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization have the right to say they are experts in a particular area of law.
Free Attorney Consultation
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your assault case with one of our San Antonio Assault Defense Lawyers, call 210.698.3533 or fill out the contact form on this site. Hablamos español.