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Houston Defense Lawyer for Violent Crimes

Accused? The Law Offices of Jed Silverman Can Protect Your Rights.

A conviction for a violent crime can follow you around for the rest of your life. Even being in the wrong place at the wrong time during a bar fight can mean doing time in jail and getting hit with a heavy fine.

A felony conviction will mean a minimum of five years in a state prison. If you are facing charges of a violent crime, you need the most aggressive, effective legal representation available.

Types of Violent Crime Cases We Handle

We can help with all types of violent crimes, including:

Under Texas law, there is a difference between the crime of assault and bad behavior that may lead to unintentional injuries to a victim. The distinction can make the difference between facing a felony conviction or a misdemeanor charge for disorderly conduct or simple assault.

Violent Crimes & Domestic Violence

There are many ways and forms by which domestic violence can take place. Threats and assaults can be made using a variety of weapons, ranging from taunting words to deadly weapons such as guns. One method of domestic violence, however, has been isolated through a relatively new Texas law and given its own penalties. Choking or attempting to choke a person is automatically classified as a felony. A conviction for choking or attempting to choke one's spouse or domestic partner can result in a jail or prison sentence of two to 10 years, and a $10,000 fine.

There is, of course, a large difference between fatal or near-fatal strangulation and simply putting hands around the neck of a domestic partner in the heat of an argument. At either end of the spectrum of violence, choking or attempting to choke a husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend will be classified as a third-degree or second-degree felony. Other relationship connections may also qualify as domestic relations such as parent-child or roommates.

Contact a Houston Violent Crime Attorney From Our Firm

Attorney Jed Silverman will thoroughly review and investigate the facts of your case to look for every opportunity to have your assault charges dismissed or reduced to the lowest possible offense.

Strategies may include self-defense, defending the life of another person or mutual fighting, such as a bar fight. We also rely on the expertise of private investigators and independent experts to build the strongest case possible for your defense.

Houston Criminal Attorney Jed Silverman represents clients in courts throughout Texas. Right now, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and your future. Call us at (713) 597-2221 or contact us online.

Act Fast to Protect Your Future

During your time of need, our legal team stands ready to fight for you. Give our firm a call at (713) 597-2221 to speak directly to a professional, or simply fill out the form below.

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Three Office Locations in the Houston Metro

For the convenience of our clients, we have three different offices in the Houston metropolitan area. Find the office nearest you and schedule your meeting with us!

  • The Law Offices of Jed Silverman Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Houston Office

    1221 Studewood St., Suite 200, Houston, TX 77008
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    Phone: 713.597.2221

    Local Phone:713.226.8800

  • Richmond Office

    201 South 11th Street, Richmond, TX 77469
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    Phone: 281.936.0879

  • Alvin Office

    1520 East Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511
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    Phone: 346.444.9165

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